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Sedona is an Arizona destination not
to be missed – a must-see wonder.
It easily makes the A- list of travel
destinations, due to its rugged western
appeal and colourful rock formations.
Often called Red Rock Country, Sedona
is a four-seasons’ playground for every-
one, whether you’re into history and
archaeology, arts and culture, hiking,
biking, off-road adventure or spiritual
and metaphysical meditations. Imagine
doing all of this against a backdrop of
some of the most spectacular scenery
found anywhere.
Sedona is justly famous for its natural
beauty, but there are many other
things to see. Attractions range from
state parks to national monuments and
museums to local wineries. Sedona en-
tertainment options include art, music
and film festivals throughout the year,
and other world-class performances –
from chamber and symphonic music to
Red Rock Country
Tourists come from around the world
to absorb the natural wonders of
Red Rock Country and Sedona, its
This picturesque city is surrounded by
red-rock monoliths named Coffee Pot
Rock, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Lee
Mountain. At the north end of the city
is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a
breathtaking chasm.
Natural endowments aside, you’ll also
find world-class hotels, spa resorts, bed
and breakfasts, RV parks and an excel-
lent variety of dining experiences.
Curiously, this 5,000-hectare city is
split between Coconino and Yavapai
counties, and only 51 per cent of its
area is privately owned – the rest is part
of the Coconino National Forest. The
average age of Sedona’s population…
which totals approximately 15,000
within its incorporated limits…is 50.
The elevation is considered to be 1,370
metres, though well-known red-rock
formations extend to more than 1,600
Even this city’s airport, high on a mesa,
is situated at an elevation of more than
1,460 metres and when airplanes zoom
off the end of the runway, the term
 takes on new meaning.
Sedona has developed into a centre for
traditional and contemporary arts and
offers a variety of galleries, boutiques
and specialty shops.
In 1950, surrealist painter Max Ernst
moved to Sedona and other famous
artists followed. Many artists have been
attracted to Sedona and its rugged
beauty, which is said to enhance their
creativity. Over the years, an artist
colony has developed in Sedona and
many of the artists sell their work in
local galleries and shops.
Words alone cannot adequately
describe this part of the country.