I keep in mind my first go to to Sedona, Arizona prefer it was yesterday. It was in the midst of summer season and I used to be residing in Mesa, Arizona. I used to be sizzling and wanted to get away! Some associates instructed my companion and me about Sedona and because it was solely a few hours away we grabbed a couple of issues and headed to the cooler excessive floor. We had been blown away by the crimson rock formations and the crystal clear blue sky, however we weren’t fairly positive what to do first. We referred to as some associates for recommendation and so they advised that we hop on the Sedona Trolley to get the perfect introduction to Sedona. In order that’s the place we began. Now that I’ve been right here for some time, listed below are my greatest suggestions to your first go to to Sedona.Sedona Trolley

The Sedona Trolley gives two fully-narrated excursions and after we came upon we might take each of them for $22 we opted for each. I extremely counsel taking each excursions. First we took the Sedona Spotlight Tour that lined principally the south facet of Sedona. This tour stops for about 20 minutes on the Chapel of the Holy Cross, an architectural delight constructed into the crimson rocks. We bought loads of nice images from that cease. The tour additionally takes you thru the Gallery District and Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. The second tour, The Seven Canyons Scenic Tour, visits the West Sedona space and earlier than you recognize it you’re seeing among the most lovely surroundings and beautiful vistas of Boynton and Lengthy Canyon. All alongside the way in which the guides supplied nice info on Sedona and lots of recommendations on the right way to get essentially the most out of your trip time. By the point we had been carried out we knew precisely the place in Sedona we wished to go and what actions we had been going to do.

Go to the Airport Mesa

(235 Air Terminal Drive)

You positively wish to make the journey as much as the airport Mesa for among the greatest general panoramic views in Sedona, and the sundown there’s distinctive due to the way in which the lights and colours bounce off the crimson rocks.Hike Bell Rock Pathway

That is an superior medium stage hike that gives nice views of the crimson rocks and wonderful picture alternatives. All alongside the pathway you can be handled to nice surroundings. You shouldn’t have to hike the entire path to get to excellent crimson rock views. Simply make certain to put on comfy garments and convey water. As soon as you’re on this pathway you could wish to hike farther than you thought.ATV or Jeep excursions into the crimson rocks

You might have loads of decisions in terms of excursions into the crimson rocks. Our private favourite was the ATV tour by Arizona Outside Adventures. We bought to drive their ATV whereas they guided us via the wilderness west of Sedona. That was a kick! I had by no means pushed an ATV earlier than however after they gave me some fast coaching I used to be able to go. If you do not need to do your individual driving I’d counsel any of those jeep tour corporations: A Day within the West, Pink JeepTours, and Crimson Rock Jeep Excursions. There are different Jeep Tour corporations that I’ve not tried but, don’t be concerned you will not decide the flawed one, they’re all good!

Go to the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park

We additionally took a stroll as much as the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park positioned at 2650 Pueblo Drive in west Sedona. It’s wonderful there – a splendidly peaceable place for prayer and meditation. The Amitabha Stupa is open daily from daybreak till nightfall and your go to is freed from cost. This was one among my favourite locations in Sedona. The attractive surroundings, vitality and general good feeling of the world retains me going again.I might go on and on about all of the sights and excursions to take, however I consider it is a good begin to your first go to to Sedona. When you get right here you will discover your individual favorites that embody your pursuits.