Does Sedona’s world-renowned scenery excite the nature lover in you? Perhaps Sedona’s acclaimed spas grab your attention with their restorative body polishes, soothing massages and rejuvenating red mud body wraps? Does shopping for collectible kachina dolls, handcrafted furniture, handmade textiles and pottery get your heart racing?

Of course, you can always explore Sedona’s bevy of metaphysical boutiques or awaken your spiritual side with nourishing yoga retreats amid windswept red rock mesas.

Ranked the “#1 Most Beautiful Place in America" by USA Weekend, historians, geologists, archaeologists, artists, adventurers and the just-plan curious flock to Sedona for inspiration.

Discover what inspires you in Sedona, Arizona!

Discover Your Inner Adventurer

Sedona is a red rock playground amidst 1.8 million acres of national forest land. Get close to Sedona’s stunning beauty by trekking around more than 100 trails perfect for hiking, biking, and trail running.

The landscape also makes playing golf at one of the area’s public golf courses one of the most inspiring rounds ever.

Hop aboard a hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of this red rock wonderland. Off-road tours lead to secret wilderness areas of incredible purity. And don’t forget to look up: the city’s bright, clear skies and starry nights make Sedona’s stargazing a telescopic treat.

Day tours provide an inside look at a mining ghost town (Jerome), ancient Sinagua mansion-like dwellings (Montezuma’s Castle), canyon sanctuaries made of swirling sandstone (Antelope Canyon) and a lake with 2,000 miles of shoreline (Lake Powell), among other neighboring locations such as Cottonwood, Camp Verde and Clarkdale.

The Sedona Hike Challenge

girlshike- with frames.jpgThe Sedona Hike Challenge is a nature/adventure-inspired event that people from all walks of life may participate in.

Regardless of your age, strength or physical stamina, there is a challenge for you to conquer. Choose your difficulty level, hike two trails and be entered to win some great prizes.

The 2013 Winter Hike Challenge takes place now through March 15, 2013. Visit for more information.

The Sedona Marathon

On Saturday, February 2, 2013, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, will welcome thousands of runners and their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition and neighborly camaraderie in the world famous resort destination of Sedona, Arizona.

More than 2,500 runners will participate in 5K, 10K, half and full marathon races that take the runners through the scenic Coconino National Forest District, known for its magical red rock formations, and onto the streets of what Good Morning America has chosen as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the United States.

Visit for more information.

Sedona Welcomes Spring Training Fans

Sedona, only 90 minutes north of Phoenix, is a must-see destination as part of your Spring Training vacation.

Sedona offers visitors the best in outdoor recreation, arts and culture, and wellness. Enjoy the stunning sandstone cliffs surrounding Sedona and the world-class amenities this charming town offers.

Plan to spend at least two nights to get the most from your Sedona experience. At the very least, plan a daytrip between your favorite Spring Training games.

Be sure to visit for Spring Training deals and discount packages while planning your visit. is also mobile friendly, if you decide to hop in the car at the last minute.

Getting to Sedona

There are a number of ways to reach this exquisite destination, including flying into Phoenix and taking a short, 90-minute scenic drive on State Route 179, the first-and-only designated All American Road in Arizona. This nearly 10-mile Red Rock Scenic Byway was chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a “destination unto itself”. Or you can utilize Sedona’s scenic, full-service mountaintop airport.

With an average annual high of 75° F/24° C and low of 46° F/8° C, the climate is perfectly tailored for your personalized adventures.

The city compromises just 19 square miles (49 square kilometers), split almost evenly between privately owned real estate and the Coconino National Forest, and offers quality creature comforts without the stressful feel of a sprawling, popular city.

For more information about what to see and do in Sedona, to view a calendar of events, or to receive the Experience Sedona Guide, visit the official Sedona tourism website –

You may also call the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center at (928) 282-7722 or toll free at (800) 288-7336, or email

When you arrive, be sure to make your first stop at the Official Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located at 331 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona.

We look forward to welcoming you to Red Rock Country!

(Brought to you by Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, (800) 288-7336,