You may not consider the colour red to be a peaceful backdrop, but you’ll change your mind as you enter “red rock country” and the natural red colours infuse their natural beauty into each of your senses. Take a deep breath and absorb all that your Sedona will offer.
Settled on the southwestern rim of the Colorado Plateau, Sedona lies between the Coconino and Yavapai counties. Its mile-high rocks make long drives a pleasure, and the never-ending forestry create the illusion that you’re living inside a national park. Once a rural ranching community, Sedona is now a place known for its mystical environment and its refreshing energy. An early settler, Carl Schnelby turned his house into both a post office and a hotel for travellers, and when pressed to name his complex, he chose his wife’s first name – Sedona – to set his place apart. The name stuck, and expanded to the surrounding area, now filled with hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and more than 30 churches.
Sedona’s picturesque desert terrain creates the perfect outdoor paradise for a spiritual awakening for which the area is so well-known. More than 4 million tourists visit Sedona each year for the serenity of this organically infused atmosphere. When you’re not connecting with your inner “om,” take advantage of the shopping, outdoor sports, and resorts that lie inside the city’s 19-square miles.