New To Sedona & The Verde Valley?
A great alternative to Oak Creek Canyon
A protected canyon along Sycamore Creek that's home to hiking trails & diverse wildlife and two world-class swimming holes. A eight-mile paved and gravel road takes you to Parsons Trailhead parking lot. High clearance vehicles are recommended. This Redrock canyon is just slightly smaller than the famed Oak Creek Canyon, but not nearly as busy. The hike up the Parsons Trail is a pleasant stroll along a cool, clear desert stream set in a magnificent red rock canyon. The trail leads through the lower reaches of this wilderness through a riparian area rich in plant and animal life.
From The Discoverer Blog. While most minds immediately jump to the Grand Canyon when thinking of Arizona, there are plenty of other fantastic spots in this sunny state near #TinyCamp including:
San Francisco Peaks
Coconino National Forest
Devil's Bridge, Sedona
Glory in Arizona's red rock country on these perfect Sedona hikes.
West Fork of Oak Creek - Near TinyCamp, PD parking, take a jacket, food/water, feet will get wet
Cathedral Rock Trail - (Vortex) best at sunset, bring headland to come down
Bear Mountain - butt-kicker take food + water
Soldier Pass Trail - a nice loop
Fay Canyon Trail - good when warm, short hike
Devil’s Bridge Trail - go very early to avoid crowds
Boynton Canyon Trail - (Vortex)
Brins Mesa Trail
From NARCITY. We love being outdoors especially since there are so many beautiful places to visit. If you're a beginner outdoor adventurer who loves views but hates the sweat, we've got good news.
Soldier Pass Trail
Horseshoe Bend Trail
The Birthing Cave
West Fork Trail
Aspen Nature Loop
Robbers Roost Trail
Magic Hour in Sedona
TinyCamp recommended Sedona Sunset Locations - stay away from all the tourists, grab some wine or prepare a picnic and head to either of these two locations:
Schnebly Hill Trailhead or Secret Slickrock Trail
Up and Coming
Magical Oasis in Sedona
Many people believe Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With so many spiritual vortices, lush forests developed trails, and outdoor playgrounds, we’re sure you can find a place you’ll think is perfect In here, Mother Nature’s jeweled accessory comes in the form of hidden wonders. We’re sure you are going to love Wet Beaver Creek. It is an absolutely magical oasis, ideal for the best cliff jumping adventure!
Photo: Instagram @johnnyroadtrip
Sedona vortexes are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration. Generally agreed is where the magnetic energy of the earth is closer to the surface. It can be seen in the twisted juniper trees growing above them and sometimes the energy you feel. The four best known Sedona vortexes are found at Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Boynton Canyon—each radiating its own particular energy. Some are thought to produce energy flowing upward while at others the energy spirals downward, entering the earth.
A good source of additional info: Scientific Vortex Information Paperback – 2005
13 Things to do in Sedona
by: Through my Lens
Sedona, Arizona is a beautiful city with amazing hikes, food, shopping, and architecture. It is a great spot to spend a weekend or longer, especially if you enjoy outdoor adventures. I have been going to Sedona for years and I finally decided to make a video on some of my favorite spots including: Red Rock Scenic Byway, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Montezuma Castle, Cathedral Rock, Devils Bridge, Soldiers Pass (Seven sacred pools), Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village (Chai Spot), Red Rock Crossing, Airport Mesa
These are places where the earth seems especially alive with energy. Many people feel inspired, recharged or uplifted after visiting a vortex. Although all of Sedona is considered to be a vortex, there are specific sites where the energy is more intense.