- Traveling from Flagstaff on AZ 89A you will get a glimpse of Oak Creek Canyon at Oak Creek Vista, which also provides a view of Sedona and beyond. Continue down toward Sedona by way of switchbacks that stretch out to an easy driving course, the great scenery rivals that of the Grand Canyon.
- Dead Horse Ranch State Park, in the Verde Valley just southwest of Sedona, has some nice fishing along the Verde River. An added bonus, there are also more than 100 bird species, including the Bald Eagle in the winter season. A day use fee is in effect.
- Boynton Canyon is located eight miles west of Sedona. On the way there you can see Capitol Butte, Coffee Pot Rock, and Three Golden Chiefs rock formations. At Boynton Canyon, hike from one of the many trailheads or stop at the Enchantment Resort. The area is considered the ancient birthplaces of the Yavapai Apache and the remnants of some Sinagua dwellings can be found here.
- Cave Springs Campground in the Coconino National Forest is 13 miles north of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon. There are 82 sites, 11 can be reserved. The season is mid-April to mid-October. Activities include fishing, swimming in the creek, hiking and wildlife viewing.
Sedona Travel Q&A
What's your favorite hike? Where's the best campsite? Join the conversation! Ask Your Question
In and Around Town (0 to 25 miles)
Top Parks & Public Lands within 25 miles
Day Trips (25 to 150 miles)
Top Parks & Public Lands within 25 to 150 miles
Overnighters & Long Weekends (150 to 300 miles)
Top Parks & Public Lands within 150 to 300 miles
Articles & Advice on Sedona
- Romancing Sedona
- Two intrepid adventurers re-affirm the notion of love at first sight in one of Arizona's oft-admired natural monuments.