A Great Mexican Restaurant in Sedona

A Great Mexican Restaurant in Sedona

Nestled in the splendor of Tlaquepaque Village, El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano offers Sedona’s finest “Arizona Style” Mexican cuisine. Arizona Style is a blending of traditional Mexican with local Navajo/Hopi influences that creates our signature dish – El Rincon Chimichangas. Each one is hand rolled with sopapilla masa around your choice of beef, chicken, or tiger shrimp. For an added treat try our dessert Chimichangas: chocolate, cherry or apple. The menu includes all your favorite traditional Mexican dishes including of tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tamales, chile Rellenos and combinations. Open lunch and dinner

Fun eclectic shopping in Sedona

Fun eclectic shopping in Sedona

If you want a fun, quirky gift or souvenir to bring back from your Sedona trip, Son Silver is the place to find it. You’ll find pottery, wind chimes, wall art, glassware, and plenty of assorted knick knacks. It’s a fun, colorful place to wander around and experience the local flavor.  There are tons of interesting art work to see along with plants, vortex, and a small chapel.

Hiking Information and Gear in Sedona

Hiking Information and Gear in Sedona

Sedona Arizona is the Day Hike Capital of America with over 100 hiking trails. Hiking is the largest and fastest growing sector of tourism in Sedona. The Hike House is committed to improving the hiking experience of each hiker and in doing so building a loyal Sedona tourism industry. Visit Sedona, visit the Hike House, experience Sedona hiking trails, and they know you will return again and again. The diversity of Sedona trails is as amazing as the challenge to select the best trail for you and your group. In keeping with their goal of delivering the best hiking experience they introduced the Sedona Trail Finder, a high definition visually interactive database of all of the Sedona trails and trail data (an experience in itself). Sedona hikes have never been easier to research and plan. The Sedona Trail Finder allows you and your group an opportunity to discuss criteria and filter through trails, identify appropriate trails, and select the best Sedona trails for you. Hiking Sedona has never been better and guaranteeing the best Hiking Experience has never been easier.

A very popular Mexican restaurant in Sedona

A very popular Mexican restaurant in Sedona

Cuisine inspired by the markets of Mexico… Sedona restaurant Elote Cafe, serving the cuisine of Mexico culled from over 15 years of travels through Mexico by chef Jeff Smedstad. Elote Cafe features local products such as wines from Page Springs Winery, Black Mesa Goat cheese and Sedona/Verde Valley area produce. Traditional Mexican recipes get a creative and tasty update.. Start with the namesake elote, roasted corn on a stick; this Mexican street-food favorite is transformed into an addictive dip of grilled corn kernels, Cotija cheese, lime, and chiles. Small plates like chicken tacos with mole sauce are delicious and affordable, and larger dishes like braised lamb shank in ancho chile sauce or chiles rellenos are equally satisfying. Enjoy the colorful interior or sit on the open-air deck for fabulous Sedona views. Just come prepared for a wait, because the word is out and they don’t take reservations.

The Visitor Center for Sedona

The Visitor Center for Sedona

The Red Rock Ranger Station has an amazing visitor center where visitors and locals alike will enjoy learning about the area’s many scenic wonders and world class recreation opportunities. Services offered at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center Recreation Activity/Trip Planning Assistance Detailed Trail/Road Information Free Forest Recreation Guide with map Arizona Natural History Association Store (Maps, Books, Gifts) Sale of Red Rock Passes (annual only) Sale of Federal Interagency (America the Beautiful) Passes Sale of Forest Product Permits (personal use fuelwood, rock for landscaping) General Forest information

A beautiful hike in Sedona

A beautiful hike in Sedona

Cathedral Rock Trail is a short 0.7 mile but strenuous trail which quickly rises 608 feet in elevation. The midsection of the trail has a near vertical segment which requires climbing. The trail is well marked and many hikers can be found using the trail. The trail traverses the east side of the mountain and thus the hike is better taken in the afternoon so one is hiking in the shade. On the top, there is a narrow plateau with steep slopes on each side. The width is about that of a wide sidewalk and several stones are perfect for sitting. One can enjoy the view if not afraid of the heights. The hike ends at the northern saddle between the middle and northern spire.

A fun restaurant in Sedona

A fun restaurant in Sedona

Sitting atop the plateau which holds Sedona’s airport, Mesa Grill offers its patrons a one-of-a-kind experience. You can enjoy a terrific dining experience while watching local air traffic take off and land. The action is regular outside the large plate-glass windows. But despite its interesting scenery, the Mesa Grill also offers really delicious cuisine, and professional wait staff. The high desert setting doesn’t deter this popular restaurant from focusing on delicious seafood and many diners opt for the lobster special. There’s also a grassy area adjacent to the outdoor dining area, where patrons can enjoy a cocktail before dinner.

Another hike in Sedona

Another hike in Sedona

Little Horse Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Little Horse Trail begins along the Bell Rock loop trail. Following this jeep trail southward for a quarter of a mile, you will come to a signed fork. Making a left, the trail start to climb gently and follows a few washes and through Arizona cypress patches. At the intersect of the Chapel Trail from the left, take a right passing through a gate boundary near 1.4 miles. Once you head through the ridge up to the Chicken Point, take the path left for a short climb onto the open rock range, full spectacular views. Note that this lookout is used by Jeep Tours heading up via Broken Arrow Road. If you a ready to leave, you can take the same way back or continue onward towards the Broken Arrow Trail. Note: this trail requires a Red Rock Pass – available at most gas stations in Sedona etc.

A fantastic hike in Sedona

A fantastic hike in Sedona

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.