Day Trip to Sedona

It’s no secret Arizona is home to an exceptional amount of places to see and things to do. With the lingering heat of September in the Valley, you may be looking to get away without leaving the Grand Canyon State. If that’s the case, then a day trip to Sedona is in order. The small town offers numerous hiking trails, restaurants, shops and experiences only a couple of hours away from the Superstition Mountain Private Golf and Country Club.

With hundreds if not thousands of trails, it is hard to go wrong with any hiking trail in Sedona. The magnificent red rock paints a great back drop through most hikes. Our top two picks are the Bell Rock Trail and Devil’s Bridge Trail. Bell Rock Trail is a great, moderate hike that ascends the north face of Bell Rock. Situated in the middle of a valley, Bell Rock surrounds hikers with 360 degree views of impeccable scenery.

The Devil’s Bridge hike is one of the most popular in Sedona. The trail finishes at the largest natural stone arch in the Sedona area and more stunning views of the famous town’s red rock formations. High clearance vehicles are recommended to reach the trail head, although parking lots are available further away and guests can hike in.

If hiking isn’t your thing but you still would like to enjoy the great outdoors, consider booking an off-road adventure with Pink Jeep Tours.

In addition to outdoor adventures, Sedona also offers plenty of dining options for any and all palates. Rated as one of the best breakfasts in town, Casa Sedona is a great place to start your day. The chefs seek out the freshest local and organic ingredients, offering unique and hearty signature entrees for their guests. If you’re in the mood for local craft brew, we suggest Oak Creek Brewery. Enjoy award-winning BBQ and locally brewed drafts seven days a week. For those seeking fine cuisine, L’Auberge de Sedona is the place to go. The luxury creekside resort has three restaurants, all which supply guests with the very best in scenery and fine dining.

 Although September begins to signal the fall season for most of the country, Arizona heat can linger well into October. Sedona on occasion can hit mid 90’s in September but you can beat the heat at its plentiful swimming holes in the area. Slide Rock is a popular destination for many, and is nestled just outside of Sedona in Oak Creek Canyon. Visitors can cool off in creek and slide down the slick creek bottom.

There is so much to see and do in Sedona, you may want to consider turning your day trip into a longer stay! For more information on visiting Sedona, check out www.visitsedona.com