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  • Discovering Sedona's Best Hikes

    Nestled within the captivating red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, the diverse array of hiking trails beckons outdoor enthusiasts with stunning vistas and unique landscapes. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual explorer, Sedona's trails offer a spectrum of experiences. Join us as we delve into the best hikes, each revealing a facet of the breathtaking scenery and geological wonders this region is renowned for. 1. Cathedral Rock Trail Overview: Embark on the iconic Cathedral Rock Trail for a challenging yet rewarding experience. Ascend the steep, rocky slopes to reach the saddle, where panoramic views of Sedona's skyline unfold. This 1.2-mile trail is classified as moderate to strenuous. Details: Distance: 1.2 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 660 feet 2. Devil's Bridge Trail Overview: Discover one of Sedona's natural wonders on the Devil's Bridge Trail. This moderate 4.2-mile trail leads to a large sandstone arch, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Details: Distance: 4.2 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 564 feet 3. West Fork Trail at Oak Creek Canyon Overview: Escape into the cool shade of towering canyon walls on the West Fork Trail. This 7.2-mile trail meanders alongside Oak Creek, with several stream crossings and towering cliffs. Details: Distance: 7.2 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: Minimal 4. Bell Rock Pathway Overview: Bell Rock Pathway provides an up-close encounter with the prominent Bell Rock. This 3.6-mile loop trail offers a mix of easy and moderate sections, suitable for various skill levels. Details: Distance: 3.6 miles (loop) Elevation Gain: 334 feet 5. Soldier Pass to Brins Mesa Loop Overview: Experience diverse landscapes on the 5.2-mile Soldier Pass to Brins Mesa Loop. Encounter the famed Seven Sacred Pools, red rock formations, and sweeping views of Sedona. Details: Distance: 5.2 miles (loop) Elevation Gain: 656 feet 6. Fay Canyon Trail Overview: Fay Canyon Trail is a relatively easy 2.4-mile hike with stunning views of red cliffs and a natural arch. The trailhead is easily accessible, making it suitable for families. Details: Distance: 2.4 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: Minimal 7. Doe Mountain Trail Overview: Conclude your Sedona hiking adventure with the Doe Mountain Trail. This moderate 1.8-mile trail treats hikers to panoramic views of Sedona and the surrounding red rock formations. Details: Distance: 1.8 miles (round trip) Elevation Gain: 406 feet Tips for Enjoyable Hiking in Sedona: Trail Etiquette: Respect trail rules and fellow hikers. Hydration: Carry sufficient water, especially in the desert heat. Footwear: Wear sturdy hiking shoes for rocky terrain. Sun Protection: Use sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Trail Maps: Obtain and follow trail maps for navigation. Sedona's hiking trails provide an immersive journey into the heart of Arizona's stunning landscapes. Lace up your hiking boots, breathe in the crisp desert air, and explore the wonders that await on Sedona's hiking trails.

  • Escape to Prescott: A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Arizona

    Nestled in the heart of Arizona, Prescott offers a charming and rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its historic downtown, beautiful natural surroundings, and a vibrant local culture, this picturesque town promises an unforgettable weekend getaway. Join us as we explore the perfect three-day itinerary to experience the best of Prescott in a weekend. Day 1: Unwind and Explore After arriving in Prescott, check into one of the historic hotels in the downtown area or find a cozy Airbnb nestled among the Prescott National Forest for a more secluded retreat. Start your weekend by strolling through Prescott Square and exploring the unique shops, galleries, and historic saloons along Whiskey Row. Indulge in amazing tapas at El Gato Azul, a popular spot for sharing delicious bites with friends or family. If you're in the mood for entertainment after dinner, catch a live show at one of the lively venues along Whiskey Row, such as the Whiskey River Tavern. Day 2: Experience Prescott's Local Charm Begin your day by visiting the Prescott Farmer's Market, where you can connect with local vendors and pick up fresh produce and handmade goods. Fuel up for the day ahead with a delicious breakfast at The Local or Salt and Pepper. Spend the day immersing yourself in Prescott's natural beauty by hiking one of the many scenic trails, such as Thumb Butte, Watson Lake, or Granite Mountain. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks or e-bikes and explore the area at your own pace. As the day winds down, savor a locally sourced meal at BiGA or Farm Provisions, two restaurants renowned for their farm-to-table cuisine. Day 3: Say Farewell to Prescott Start your final day in Prescott by indulging in a delightful coffee and treat from one of the town's amazing coffee shops. Wild Iris offers a cozy atmosphere, amazing drinks, pastries, and a lovely outdoor patio. Before departing, visit one of Prescott's fascinating museums, such as the Sharlot Hall Museum, to gain insights into the area's rich history. The museum often hosts special events like wine tastings, adding an extra touch of fun to your experience. Grab a quick bite at Bear and Dragon Cafe, a charming cottage-style eatery serving coffee, spirits, and delectable fare, before bidding farewell to Prescott's charm. With its historic charm, natural beauty, and vibrant local culture, Prescott offers a perfect weekend getaway for those seeking an escape from the ordinary. Whether you're exploring the town's galleries and shops, hiking scenic trails, or savoring locally sourced cuisine, this Arizona gem promises a memorable and rejuvenating experience. So, pack your bags and get ready to create lasting memories in Prescott.

  • Unveiling the Subterranean Marvels of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

    Nestled within the breathtaking landscape of Northern Arizona, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is home to a hidden gem waiting to be discovered - the mesmerizing Travertine Caverns. Carved over millennia by the patient hand of nature, these caverns offer an unparalleled adventure for travelers seeking a unique and immersive experience. Let's delve into what makes Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and its Travertine Caverns a must-visit destination. Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is renowned for its extraordinary geological formations, particularly its limestone caves. These caverns, formed by the dissolution of underground limestone deposits, hold a special place within the park's diverse ecosystem. The Travertine Caverns, with their stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations, stand as a testament to the slow and steady work of nature. Visitors to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park have the opportunity to embark on a guided tour through the winding passages of the Travertine Caverns. Led by experienced guides, you'll venture deep into the heart of the earth, discovering hidden chambers and marveling at the beauty of the cave's formations. The caverns' cool, subterranean air offers a welcome respite from the Arizona heat, making it an ideal destination year-round. Beyond its geological significance, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and its caverns are steeped in history and legend. Native American tribes once revered these caves as sacred spaces, and evidence of their presence can be found in ancient petroglyphs adorning the cavern walls. As you explore, imagine the stories of the past echoing through the chambers, adding an extra layer of intrigue to your journey. The caverns are not only a wonder for humans but also provide a sanctuary for a variety of unique wildlife. Bats, in particular, make their home in the cave's darker recesses, adding to the mystique of the experience. Keep an eye out for these fascinating creatures as you wander through the depths. Why Visit Tonto Natural Bridge State Park? Natural Beauty: The park offers a breathtaking display of nature's artwork, with the Travertine Caverns as one of its crown jewels. Educational Experience: Guided tours provide insight into the geological processes that formed the caverns, making it an enriching educational experience for all ages. Adventure and Exploration: For the adventurous traveler, exploring the depths of the Travertine Caverns offers a thrilling experience unlike any other. Escape the Heat: Beat the Arizona heat by descending into the cool depths of the cave, where temperatures remain constant year-round. Connect with Nature: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you explore this hidden underground world within the confines of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Conclusion Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, with its captivating Travertine Caverns, offers a unique and enriching experience for travelers seeking adventure, beauty, and a connection to the natural world. From its awe-inspiring formations to its rich history and wildlife, there's something for everyone to discover in these hidden depths. Plan your visit to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park today and prepare to be amazed by the wonders that lie beneath the surface. And prepare to be amazed by the wonders that lie beneath the surface.

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  • Sedona Events | travelnorthernaz

    Sedona, Arizona MAR 18 2016-MAR 20 2016 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows Sedona - Oak Creek Factory Outlets Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com MAR 18 2016-MAR 20 2016 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows Sedona - Oak Creek Factory Outlets Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com MAR 19 2016 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Sedona - Sound Bites 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show – Sound Bites, 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com APR 1 2016 - APR 3 2016 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows Sedona - Sedona's village of Oak Creek Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com APR 3 2016 Trios Through The Ages Sedona - St. John Vianney Church Trios Through The Ages - St. John Vianney Church, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music’s International Piano Trio in residence, Russian violinist Marina Lenau, British cellist Jonathan Dormand and Japanese pianist Akina Motoyama make up the ensemble, including music by Franz Josef Haydn, Gabriel Faure, Anton Arensky and American composer Paul Schoenfield 2:30 pm, 928-204-2415 or http://www.ChamberMusicSedona.org APR 9 2016 - APR 10 2016 Art & Craft Show Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com APR 15 2016 - APR 17 2016 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows Sedona - Village of Oak Creek Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows – Village of Oak Creek, located on scenic Hwy 179, the Gateway to Sedona, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://www.oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com APR 23 2016 - APR 24 2016 Art & Craft Show Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com APR 29 2016 - APR 30 2016 13th Annual Sedona Open Studios celebration of the arts and artists in the Verde Valley, artist-run event, self-guided tour allows visitors opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily workspaces, more than 40 studios participate, a variety of mediums such as ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors and sculpture, free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://sedonaartistscoalition.org/ APR 30 2016 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com MAY 1 2016 13th Annual Sedona Open Studios – celebration of the arts and artists in the Verde Valley, artist-run event, self-guided tour allows visitors opportunity to meet and talk with artists in their daily workspaces, more than 40 studios participate, a variety of mediums such as ceramics, painting, fiber, photography, jewelry, watercolors and sculpture, free, 10 am – 5 pm, http://sedonaartistscoalition.org/ MAY 6 2016 - MAY 8 2016 Letters from Luke Sedona - Historic Wayside Bible Chapel Letters from Luke - Historic Wayside Bible Chapel, a musical of eyewitness accounts from the Bible, gift drawing prior to each production, free general seating, reserved row seats are $5 at the door one hour prior to performances, 7 & 3 pm, http://pottershandproductions.com/Letters_From_Luke.html MAY 7 2016 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta – Tlaquepaque, a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage, cheer and whist to the music of mariachi musicians, clap to the steps of Folklorico dancers and savor traditional Mexican food, stop in and be a judge at the Great Sedona Chili Cook- Off, 11 am – 5 pm, 928-282-4838 or http://www.tlaq.com MAY 7 2016 - MAY 8 2016 Art & Craft Show Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/ MAY 13 2016 - MAY 15 2016 Oak Creek Arts & Crafts Shows Sedona’s Village of Oak Creek, in the Red Rock Country of Sedona, located on scenic Highway 179, take home your own personal piece of the Southwest, free, 9 am – 6 pm, 760-985-7773 or http://oakcreekartsandcraftsshows.com MAY 28 2016 - MAY 30 2016 Art & Craft Show Sedona - Bell Rock Plaza Sedona Art & Craft Show - Bell Rock Plaza, between 35-55 artists with paintings, leather, jewelry, wood, metal, fountains, carvings and many Native American artists too, 928-284-9627 or http://www.bellrockartshows.com/ JUN 1 2016 - JUN 5 2016 Illuminate Film Festival - the country's premiere film festival and launching platform for mind-body-spirit cinema, join a world-class immersive, soul-centered workshops, panels, and excursions complement film screenings, featuring expert facilitators, and new thought-leaders, please join and be inspired, http://IlluminateFilmFestival.com JUN 3 2016 - JUN 5 2016 Plein Air Painting Legacy Event Sedona - Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village Plein Air Painting Legacy Event - Tlaquepaque, features invited plein air artists painting truly in the moment to capture the light in real time- no cameras will be used by the artists, embraces and celebrates what artists can achieve using only their eyes to capture a moment in time around beautiful Tlaquepaque, there will be 3 live figurative models staged around Tlaquepaque each day and visitors are welcome to engage with the artists, http://www.tlaq.com JUL 4 2016 July 4th Laser Light Show and Concert Sedona - Sedona Red Rock High School Sedona Red Rock High School, have a picnic on the cool grass and listen to an upbeat live concert and water games, field opens at 10 am, bring a blanket or chair, food available or bring your own, a 15 minute patriotic themed laser light show will begin at the bottom of each hour in the Performing Arts Center, (10:30, 11:30 am, 12:30, 1:30 pm), free, 10 am – 2 pm, http://www.SedonaAZ.gov/Park JUL 16 2016 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Sedona - Sound Bites 90-minute trip back to those special days of Rock ‘n’ Roll, music and memories with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, $20, 7:30 pm, 800-838-3006 or http://GraffitiGoldShow.com JUL 23 2016 12th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration Sedona - Uptown Sedona, enjoy “a whole lot of cowboy goin’s on,” gunfights, roping, cowboy action shooting, historical re-enactments, musical revues, storytelling, poetry, cowboy/cowgirl outfit contest, country music and performances, presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the “Red Rock Posse” and area businesses, free, 11 am – 8 pm, 928-204-2390 or http://www.sedonamainstreet.com JUL 29 2016 - JUL 31 2016 Sedona Hummingbird Festival Sedona - Sedona Performing Arts Center - presentations by hummingbird experts in many interest areas: science, gardening, photography, conservation and regional species studies, and tours, $17 for 1-day presentations pass; 3-day presentations pass $45; children under 12 free with a paying adult, 800-529-3699 or http://www.sedonahummingbirdfestival.com/

  • White Mountain Deals | travelnorthernaz

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  • Travel Northern Arizona | Things to do in Payson Arizona | Explore Arizona

    Payson, Arizona Payson is one of Arizona's jewels! Experience the beauty of dramatic mountain vistas, wide open spaces, and a rich western rodeo heritage. Payson hosts a variety of events and activities including the “August Doins” (World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo), the Beeline Cruise-In Car Show, Aero Fair, the Payson AZ Mountain High Games and the Old Time Fiddlers Contest. All just 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Outdoor opportunities abound in Payson and the Rim Country. Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking & biking trails, hunting and local attractions like the Tonto Natural Bridge. Fun awaits in Payson, AZ! [Resource] Lodging Lodging Restaurants Dining Payson Trail System Sunrise Ski Park Bird Watching Mazatzal Casino & Hotel Lakes Mountain Biking Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Kohls Ranch Stable Rim Country Museum Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery Staircase Waterfall Shopping The Rim Golf Things To Do... Didn't find what you were looking for? Events Calendar Video The Best of Northern Arizona Resource Links

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