This is the perfect cold weather hike! Imagine soaking in the warmth of the sun on a chilly day while savoring gorgeous, panoramic vistas everywhere you look as you trek along a three-and-a-half mile circular path around Airport Mesa and its famed positive energy flow vortex. Talk about an energy boost! Airport Loop is a wonderful introduction to Sedona’s red rock country because it provides great views of West Sedona and some of our most famous landmarks: Coffee Pot Rock, Chimney Rock, Capitol Butte (Thunder Mountain), Courthouse Butte, the Cockscombs, Wilson Mountain, Munds Mountain, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock – and (whew!) Sedona’s very own “pyramid mountain.” Yes, you can certainly hike this in warmer months, but in the summer it can get very hot, indeed, with hardly a shady spot for cover. NOTE: If you’re with a group or a partner and one wants to do the hike and another just wants to meditate or soak in the vortex energy, this is an ideal choice.
Clark’s Market is a full service grocery store with pharmacy. Each Clark’s store has its own personality, based on the community where it resides. In resort communities, Clark’s is known as a conventional grocery store that emphasizes natural, organic and gourmet products. Open 7 days a week!
Cathedral Rock is a short hike that offers beautiful views of the naturally occurring red rock formations in the heart of red rock country. This is a favorite hike in the Sedona area.
The Cathedral Rock trailhead can be accessed off of Back’O’Beyond Road. There is a small trailhead parking area. However, the trail can also be accessed from Baldwin and Templeton trails.
The trail ends with a short steep climb to Cathedral Rock. There are some steep sections so hiking shoes are recommended. There are great views along the entirety of the trail.
Bike & Bean is Sedona’s oldest and most awarded bike shop. Serving all riders from the beginner to the seasoned pro with some of the best trails in the world right out their back door (literally) in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Come in for their fine Italian espresso, have your bike serviced by one of their master mechanics, or rent any one of their professionally maintained rentals set up for the best Sedona experience. Sit down with one of their signature Italian Cappuccinos in the bistro, let them share their local trail information, or just stop in to say hello. Make your Sedona adventure one to remember!
Coffee Pot Restaurant is unique and truly a landmark that’s been in Sedona since the 50’s. A few of the many feautres that keep its loyal customers “coming back for more” include their famous 101 omelettes, breakfast served all day, authentic Mexican food, and the rich, robust, freshly ground Colombian coffee. All generously portioned meals are reasonable priced and prepared fresh daily.
Take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad, Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The railroad meanders through the inner sanctum of Arizona’s other “grand canyon,” where each season creates a new reason to ride. Splendid vistas and centuries-old Indian ruins are around the bend as the train pulls away from remnants of a mining era which helped establish neighboring communities. Make sure to spend some time out in their open air cars and witness the abundant wildlife in the area including the American Bald Eagle. Travelers catch the train at the depot near Clarkdale, which is about 40 minutes southwest of the home. For more information, visit Verde Canyon Railroad for tickets and pricing.
Short, sweet and simply stunning, the Bell Rock Pathway may be the most popular trail and one of the easiest of all the walk-ways and hikes in the Sedona area. Bell Rock, so named because the shape resembles that of a large bell, stands adjacent to Courthouse Butte and both, typically in tandem, are frequently the object of photographers and artists. The location also enjoys significant popularity as one of Sedona’s vortex sites.
The trail is wide, hard-packed with few if any hazards, easy to follow, and only 3.5 miles round trip, which for most (even us old fogies), can be accomplished in about an hour, packing a lot of scenic red rock punch for the time spent. The pathway heads out directly toward Bell Rock and through some beautiful upland desert—stands of juniper with a few pinon pine mixed in, yucca and agave, and thickets of manzanita. Bird song rings out from every direction and it’s not uncommon to rustle up a covey or two of Gambel’s quail scurrying for cover.
Reserve a Rental Bike in Sedona! If you’re coming to Sedona to ride, we have a bike for you! All of our rental bikes are thoroughly tuned so you can enjoy your ride and not hassle with your equipment. All rentals include helmet, pump, repair kit, spare tube, choice of pedals and personalized fit.
Posse Grounds Park is a Public Park Facility in Sedona and includes 4 Courts For 16 Players Or More. All Tennis Courts Are First Come, First Serve, As They Must Share With Tennis Players Always. Intermediate-advanced players. Drop-in Players Are Welcomed. Take Posse Grounds Rd North, (just East Of Ace Hardware In West Sedona) Go Two Stop Signs Up Posse Grounds Rd. And Turn Left at stop sign Onto Narrow Asphalt Rd Along Hurricane Fencing. This Takes You Past Maintenance Bldg, 5 Mph Sign And Into Tennis/pickleball Courts Parking Lot
Schedule: POSSE GROUNDS PARK: Tue, Thur. Fri. & Sun. 6-9 pm.
Fee: Daily Play Is Free for all visitors.
Tennis and Pickleball
CANYON MESA now has Tennis and Pickleball
They offer two hard Tennis courts and four Pickleball courts that are open to the public
Drop in Pickleball Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 8:00am
No membership is required to play and only costs $5 per person for a two hour session.
10 Play Pass Available for $40.00
Call ahead for reservations or to book your next tennis outing: 928-284-0036