A Day Trip to Remember: Sedona, AZ

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 2, 2015

Hello Weekend! This is the third in a series meant for the Phoenician weekender looking for a little day trip adventure.

Known for its striking red rocks and desert scenery, Sedona is one of Arizona’s most unique towns. Sedona attracts visitors from all over the world, and for those lucky to enough to live in the Phoenix area, it’s only a two-hour drive, making it the perfect day trip. Whether you’re looking for art, adventure, or spiritual enhancement, you are sure to find something to enjoy while spending the day in Sedona.

Slide Rock:
Slide Rock, Sedona, AZ Photo Credit: Bill Morrow from Flickr.com

For some fun in the sun before it cools off too much, Slide Rock is definitely a spot you won’t want to miss! Open every day, all day, it is a great place to cool off with family and friends. Slide Rock has been named one of Arizona’s 10 best state parks and attracts numerous people every day of the week. Seven miles north of Sedona, the sandstone has been beat down by the water, forming natural slides to ride down and be carried into pools of water throughout the river. The summer admission fee is $20 per vehicle Monday-Thursday, and $30 on the weekends. So grab your friends, your water shoes, and your sunblock, and get ready for a great day!

Pink Jeep Tours:
Pink Jeep Tours, Sedona, AZ Photo Credit: ‘mroach’ of Flickr.com

For visitors new to Sedona, or anyone looking for an adventure off the beaten path, sign up for a Pink Jeep Tour to explore Sedona’s outback all while having some fun. There are seven different tours available in Sedona, all ranging from 1 ½-3 hours. Witness the scenic red rocks as you drive through it in an off-roading, high energy, adventure. Pink Jeep Tours has been thrilling visitors since 1960 and has the rave reviews to prove it. Make sure to check out this interactive tour to see a very intimate side of Sedona.

Hiking:
Hiking, Sedona, AZ Photo Credit: “Al_HikesAZ” from Flickr.com

Sedona see’s over 400,000 visitors every year from all over the state, country, and world. Because Sedona’s main attractions are found outdoors, a large majority of visitors are interested in getting outside and experiencing that beauty firsthand. A great way to do this is by participating in one of the many hikes available in the famous red rocks. Hikes vary in difficulty for the most skilled hiker to families of all age ranges. Some of the most well-known trails include: Bell Rock, Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Rock, and Broken Arrow Trail. These hikes are sure to impress anyone looking for a daytime outdoor activity.

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tom voehl August 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Interested in Sedona or Prescott. Gilbert?

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Sheri Troy August 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

Hello Tom,

Thanks for your interest in our Shea Homes communities in Arizona. One of our New Home Advisors will be reaching out to you at the email you provided to answer your questions, and provide further assistance. We may also be reached 7 days a week at: 866-696-7432. Thank you.

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Agnes October 26, 2016 at 5:31 am

I had a good time chilling out with my friends at Slide Rock. Definitely a must-see for first-time tourists.

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