Sedona is well known for its natural beauty that can be observed from just about everywhere, but there are some spots that are better than others. Here are our top five locations for the best views in Sedona.
Cathedral Rock is the most photographed attraction in Sedona and one of the city’s most visited attractions and provides you with an amazing view. We suggest viewing it from Red Rock Crossing Park off of Highway 179, where you can park and really take in the natural beauty. Make sure you get your camera’s out during sunset for a truly beautiful view.
Red Rock Scenic Byway
The Red Rock Scenic Byway is along Highway 179 that runs from the Village of Oak Creek to Sedona. This scenic highway provides views of Cathedral Rock, Chapel of the Holy Cross, and other natural wonders through Sedona and the surrounding area. If you only have a few hours to take in Sedona views and want to see everything, the Red Rock Scenic Byway is the way to go.
Pink Jeep Tours
Jeep tours are probably one of the best ways to see the natural beauty of Sedona. These tours perfectly combine scenic views with the fun of off-roading that gives you an overall amazing experience. These jeeps will get you to locations you simply can’t get to normally for some breathtaking views of the red rocks. There are multiple tours, so make sure you check them all out.
Chapel of the Holy Cross
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is an actual chapel that was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a famous pupil of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1956, this chapel sits on a red rock plateau below a multi-hued sandstone ridge. The Sedona landmark incorporates a 90-foot cross that dominates the structure. This chapel is a must-visit and offers the best views in Sedona of the red rocks with famous architecture to boot.
Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park is in Oak Creek Canyon and is both a historic and natural attraction. Slide Rock is very popular for its natural slide over small waterfalls but is also extremely beautiful during all times of the year. We highly suggest visiting this state park in the winter when the weather cools and there are not so many people looking to cool off. The water looks incredible during the fall just before Sedona gets any snow.