The scenery around the Red Rocks of Sedona is an attraction that captures the imagination – a place of beauty and natural wonders, a place to take a deep breath and enjoy the earthy ambiance. In addition to the scenic sights, the RV camper has a number of opportunities to experience some fantastic outdoor recreation.
You will marvel at the sandstone formations with the red and orange coloring as well as the unique setting in the Coconino National Forest. Truly Sedona is the ideal spot to settle down for a wonderful RV vacation! As you’ll get to experience for yourself, it is the red rocks that make this area so incredible. The pine forests and canyons with their nearby mountains make this region one of superb loveliness. Discover landscapes you will find no place else than around Sedona, Arizona.
Be sure to visit some galleries and enjoy the artworks, eat at one or several of the delicious eateries, and check out the events timetable to see what is happening in and around town when you visit. Stay at the Rancho Sedona RV Park while you visit, as this park makes a great home base.
Bring your trail hiking shoes! You may want to hike in the Verde Valley and see the rugged cliffs and colorful gorge of Oak Creek Canyon. Venture out to visit the wildlife parks in this region and try your hand at rock climbing, one of the most popular pastimes. You may be surprised at how Sedona and your RV traveling brings out the “adventurer” in you!
Another fun adventure is stopping at Slide Rock State Park where you will find a number of trails for hiking. It may be a bit too cold for water fun, but perhaps if it is a very warm day, you might brave it. You must take some scenic drives around Flagstaff while in this area! One of the favorites is Page Springs Loop right outside of Flagstaff. You will have the opportunity to visit some wineries here.
If you are with your loved one, romance is abundant at Red Rock State Park. Take the famous Moonlight Hike where you can experience moonrise, the moment when the moon rises above the horizon. You can take guided walks during the day as well.
A popular landmark in Sedona is the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a place for some regenerating inspiration. This chapel appears to be a part of the red rock landscape. And if you travel south for a while on Highway 89A, you will reach Jerome, a real ghost town and known as one wicked place back in the day. This is a fascinating place to visit and should be added to your itinerary if you have the time.
You can spend some time in Flagstaff, too, because there is a long list of sights to see in this town. Definitely stop at Wupatki National Monument to see this ancient pueblo where nearly one hundred members of local Indian tribes lived.
Yes, winter is an excellent time to come to Arizona, and the Red Rocks of Sedona are waiting for you to arrive and enjoy this unforgettable beautiful setting! It’s a great vacation destination, particularly in an RV motor home. Come soon and get away from the cold north for a spell; you’ll be so glad that you did.
Picture credits: photo of man in Sedona by Alaskan Dude and photo of Sedona Cathedral reflections by Anita Ritenour are both licensed under the Flickr Creative Commons Attribution license.