Snowy Sedona

Sedona is known for breathtaking beauty which has inspired many artists to create. These films, books, and other works of art capture small pieces of the overall effect of the towering red rocks cradling desert life. Only some of those pieces are inspired by the winter in Sedona. The transformation effect of snow on the red rock can not be overstated. This special kind of winter wonderland also comes with other perks, such as fewer tourists and cheaper rates!
The average daytime winter weather is between 50 and 60 degrees. This might seem to be perfect weather or surprisingly cold depending on where you come from. Proper preparation is what will make the difference between a perfect vacation and a chilly one. Bring jackets, as well as a light waterproof raincoat just in case.
Most of Sedona’s extensive trail system remains open during the winter months. The Oak Creek trails, for example, are available year round as well as the Courthouse Loop. Since it is not the busy season, these hig…

The Best Time to Visit Sedona

If you are beginning to plan your Sedona vacation, one of the most important things to consider is the weather. The different seasons offer their own risks and rewards, such as heat, accessibility, and events. Sedona has year round weather that can please winter lovers and summer lovers alike.
Those who love the heat should consider visiting Sedona in between March and May. Nature is in full bloom and the weather is warm without being unbearable. The temperatures around this time average between high 60s and low 80s. Later on in the year, as spring turns to full summer, the heat will crank up. The record high in Sedona is 110 degrees. That kind of heat makes a dip in our community pool sound amazing, but most outdoor activities such as hiking or biking become dangerous at those temperatures. If you’re planning on spending most of your vacation enjoying our beautiful trail system, you are best off visiting us in the summer or fall.
The fall in Sedona is characterized by the changing tr…

Hiking in the Sedona Heat

Hiking in Sedona is one of the most popular activities for visitors and locals alike. Every year over a million people visit the Sedona area. Many of them come just for our virtually endless and gorgeous trail system. However many of these people come unprepared for the reality of hiking in the desert.

Every year on average, dozens of people need rescuing by emergency services in the Sedona area. This year (2018) there have already been more than fifteen rescues. Don’t become part of that statistic. Here are four tips for making your hiking trip a success:

Water: No matter how long of a hike you have planned, bring water. Bring enough water for each person hiking to have their own liter or two, even if you aren’t planning on being out for very long. Make sure young children (and easily distracted adults too) are drinking throughout the trip.

Water: Yes, water is both tip one and two. Not only should you bring water on your adventure but you should also begin thinking about it the day b…

Safety in Sedona

Safety is one of the most important things to consider when traveling. Of course, depending on the kind of trip, safety can mean a lot of different things. Safety in a big city might be traveling in groups and avoiding certain areas. In rural areas, safety concerns extend to wildlife, plant life, and even weather related issues. While no one would ever consider Sedona a big city, we are a combination of rural areas and town life. Sedona is a bustling locale, full of locals, tourists, and wanderers. Despite this eclectic mix, there is very little crime in the area. The Sedona Police Department is on patrol twenty four hours a day to insure the safety of everyone. In the words of Sedona Police Chief, David McGill: “Public confidence in the criminal justice system depends primarily on the trust that the people have in their police. Police officers are often the primary liaison between the public and the justice system.  This means that police officers must be accountable to the people for…

Fourth of July in Sedona

-Some Firework Shows Have Been Canceled Due To Fire Danger-

Independence Day is almost upon us. The heat in Sedona may be intense but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the day. Below are some lists of events held in Sedona and the surrounding area. No matter where you choose to celebrate this historic day, make sure you wear sunblock and bring plenty of water

Sedona Wet Fest: The community pool will be hosting a family-focused event Enjoy lunch and music, a swimming pool and water slide fun all surrounded by the spectacular red rocks. This event is free of charge (food not included). The pool opens at 12 p.m. Just outside the pool gate, there will be food for sale and fun water games and toys meant to help you beat the heat.

Regular pool rules will be enforced. There will be no chewing gum, alcohol, or beverages of any kind in the pool area. A swimsuit is required. Swimming in t-shirts or other articles of clothing is not allowed. There will be no rough housing of any kind and swim…

Upcoming Events in Sedona

There are lots of things going on this summer in the Sedona area. Without a doubt, the natural beauty of the surrounding red rock and greenery are the best parts of the area. But the people of the town also create the amazing culture of Sedona. There are too many events to count, but some of the best are listed below.
The fifth annual Tilted Earth Festival will happen on Saturday, June 23rd, just south of Sedona. Headlining this year is PK Gregory, Pierce Edens, Greyhounds and The Suffers. Doors will be open from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. There will also be a wine garden featuring three local wineries, a food tent, free games, massages and a silent auction benefiting local charities.
Summer Group Sculpture Show at Mountain Trails Gallery - Mountain Trails Gallery is presenting its “Summer Group Sculpture Show” featuring artwork by 17 figurative Western and wildlife sculptors. The gallery is already known for intricate bronze sculpture. Join them at the opening reception: Friday, July 6, 5-…

Sedona Events in June

Are you excited for the summer? Make the most of your time off and come visit us in Sedona! There are some amazing things happening in the area this month. Check out a couple of the events below.
Jun 3rd - Sunday Night All Star Karaoke @ Olde Sedona Bar & Grill. The fun starts at 9pm with no cover charge!
Jun 5th - Sanjali Weekly Chant @ Awakenings Yoga Studio. Join this weekly mantra chanting led by Valerie Sanjali Irons. Payment by donation.
Jun 7th - Kingdom of The Spiders @ Verde Brewing co. Relive this classic film which was shot in the Sedona area. In the film, William Shatner battles eight-legged invaders trying to spin a web of terror over a Camp Verde, AZ in the ultimate man vs. spider showdown.
Jun 16 @ 8:45 am – Jun 17 @ 4:15 pm Sedona Mountain Bike Skills / 2-Day Adventure Camp. Are you trying to take your skills to the next level? This camp is designed for any enthusiastic rider or avid racer that is looking to build up and clean up their ‘toolbox’ of mountain bike skills…