The orange and red colors of the red sandstone formations of the Red Rocks of Sedona will take your breath away. This Arizona setting makes the ideal place to bring an RV on a southwestern vacation. Start driving from Flagstaff on Highway 89A, which will take you right to Sedona. As you travel through the Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest you will be touring through Ponderosa pine forests, beautiful rock formations, mountains and canyons.
As you move into the Oak Creek Canyon area of the lovely Verde Valley you will be amazed at the steep gorge through which Oak Creek flows. The colors and rugged cliffs are something to behold. Be sure to pull out on any of the scenic turnouts. The Verde Valley is filled with outdoor activities, everything from hiking wildlife parks and climbing to shopping, tours and entertainment.
The landscapes around Sedona, Arizona offer some real treats in sightseeing, but in town you can look through art galleries, eat at fine restaurants and enjoy any of the festivals going on when you are there. This is a fabulous arts community with lots going on all the time. Rancho Sedona RV Park is the perfect place to park and use as your home base for your Sedona vacation, too.
Scenic drives are always fun. You have already enjoyed the drive down Highway 89A from Flagstaff. Now it’s time to try some different highways and byways. To the west of Sedona you can travel the Red Rock Loop Road to take in some colorful sights. Take the paved road known as the Page Springs Loop right outside of the city, with wineries, desert grasslands and much more to view.
If you love water recreation, you’ll want to go to Slide Rock State Park with its half-mile swim area. There is a natural slide where you can plunge into the creek. Nothing like a little excitement! This area began as an apple farm and there is still an orchard here. In fact you can see the Heritage Tree, which was originally planted in 1912 and still stands. Easy trails make for pleasant hikes through the park, with nice spots to rest and marvel at the scenery.
One of the popular things to do at Red Rock State Park is the Moonlight Hike. A naturalist leads you on a fascinating interpretive program on one of the park trails. What an experience to see the sunset and moonrise here. Guided nature walks are also available during daylight hours.
You can end your adventure by visiting the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a landmark in Sedona that is well worth the trip. Be inspired by the chapel that seems to come directly out of the red rock landscape. Of course, if you would prefer to carry on your RV trip a little further, head south on Highway 89A to Jerome. This ghost town was at one time considered to be the most wicked town in all the West. We hope you have enjoyed your Sedona RV adventure and will come back again and again.