Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park,
Cool off at a natural rock
slide in an area so scenic it has been listed by Life
Magazine as one of America's ten most beautiful swimming
Slide Rock State Park. Many people don't
consider a trip to Arizona complete without a run down
This area has become so
popular it was designated a park partially to keep it
from being loved to death. Now it is managed in
partnership by the U. S. Forest Service (creek and
waterslide) and the Arizona State Parks Department
(parking and other amenities).
Those two agencies combine to make this popular
attraction a great place to have a picnic, slide down
the slide, or just catch some rays. Try to pick a time
off peak-use periods for your visit, but don't be
surprised if you still have lots of company.
Take a Jeep Tour
Take a four-wheel jeep trip
with any of red rock country's jeep tour companies.
Trips range from those with unending photographers-dream
vistas, archeological tours, vortex tours, rugged
4-wheeling adventures and more relaxed and low key
Hang Out in Uptown Sedona
No trip to Sedona is
complete without an afternoon of shopping and dining in
Many of the shops
huddled in Uptown offer unique, eclectic items created
by Sedona’s huge artist community. T-shirt shops abound
for the perfect Sedona remembrance - and some are even
made with red rock dirt.
galleries are located in Uptown, including the historic
Sedona Arts Center, which features local and visiting
artists from all over the world.
Art styles are as
varied and colorful as the artists themselves.
After a hard day of
shopping, it will be time to rest at one of the many
restaurants, some as old as the town itself, to satisfy
certified hypno- therapist and astrologer, teacher of
metaphysics and frequent speaker at the United Nations,
Go Hiking or
Tours with Bruce Orion
Millions of people from around the world travel each
year to Sedona to experience the vortices. We will visit
two or three vortex sites, including the most enchanted
one of all, which is in accessible to the public.
Sedona offers some of
the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. Hiking is
not only great
exercise, but also allows us to reconnect with
the magic of life. We walk the paths traveled by the
indigenous people for countless centuries, sharing
information about the many uses of the local vegetation.
Off the beaten path, this tour offers a more intimate
experience of Sedona’s spectacular beauty.
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Visit Historic Jerome, AZ
Take a trip back in history to the Old Mining Town of
Jerome, about a half hour drive from Sedona.
Rich in Wild West
heritage, Jerome is also famous for its local artisans,
galleries, pubs, and ghosts.
Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s Premier Arts & Crafts Village
“The Art and Soul of
Sedona” for 35 years, Tlaquepaque opened in 1973 when
visionary and developer Abe Miller built the arts and
crafts village with a combination of Old World and
Mexican architecture, while preserving the area’s
sycamore and oak trees.
is home to more than 40 shops and galleries and
four restaurants, and is visited by more than
one million tourists each year.
is unique because the businesses are primarily
owned by artists,” said Wendy Lippman, owner and
manager of Tlaquepaque.
the year, Tlaquepaque presents exciting events,
like “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” which celebrates
Mexican Independence Day in the autumn.
colorful entertainment, attendees find
themselves swept to another place and time in
this festive atmosphere.
Get A Massage
Sedona is internationally famous for its wealth of
talented masseuses and bodyworkers.
Indulge your senses and
participate in a therapeutic treatment designed
especially for your body's needs.
Choose from Swedish massage,
Hot Stones, Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, Lomi Lomi,
and many others.
Take a Train Ride...
Verde Canyon Railroad is often referred to as
the finest train ride in Arizona and acclaimed as
Arizona’s longest-running nature show.
On departure, the train’s
colorful narrator bids farewell to the mining town of
Jerome, positioned majestically at 5,400 feet on Mingus
The rail line from Jerome,
originally built to haul cooper ore to the Clarkdale
smelter, is only a fleeting memory.
However, the 40-acre
man-made mountain of once molten rock and the haunting,
old power plant still remain along the tracks of the
Verde Canyon Railroad, gentle reminders of an industry
that shaped an entire community almost a century ago.
Passengers enjoy this four-hour scenic train ride in
first-class style aboard renovated passenger coaches and
open-air viewing cars pulled by vintage locomotives.
The Verde Canyon is often called 'Arizona’s other Grand
Canyon' with spectacular canyon scenery on a train trip
that offers visual feasts including seasonal spring
flowers, fall foliage and hundreds of migratory birds,
such as the majestic bald eagle.
Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument in Clarkdale. The
Sinagua Indians built and lived in this pueblo back in
the 13th Century. See the ruin that still exists and
learn how these early inhabitants survived on this small
mound above the fertile fields. Be sure to stop at
historic Old Town Cottonwood - it's on the way to
Clarkdale and Jerome.
(near Middle Verde Rd., off I-17, about a half hour
drive from Sedona) is a preserved Sinagua pueblo ruin
five stories high, with 20 rooms.
Built in a cliff recess above the fertile valley, it
looked Aztecan to early settlers, hence the
name "Montezuma," after the famous Aztec leader. While
there, visit Montezuma Well, an underground pool
the Sinagua built for farming, near the Beaver Creek
Arizona is home to some of the most gorgeous fishing spots in
the world. Some are easily accessed, while others require up to
a day's hike. Don't forget to buy a license, even for the day.
You'll be guaranteed fresh trout for dinner tonight if you try
your luck at the trout farm in Oak Creek Canyon. Equipment and
fish cleaning is provided. This is a great place for the little
ones to have their first experience trying to land the big one.
Verde State Historic Park,
in Camp Verde, was a major fort for George Crook during the
Indian campaigns in the 1870's. Take a step back into Arizona's
Rock State Park
west end of Sedona. The park has many trails and picnic areas,
and several tours. Take a guided bird walk. Visit the House of
Apache Fire on the grounds.
don't forget to visit the Center for Environ mental Education
where the park's most current display and activities will be
available. There are five hiking trails to choose from.
Visit a museum.
The Sedona Heritage
Uptown Sedona is open 11am to 3pm, except for major holidays.
Exhibits on area pioneers, movies made here, cowboy life,
vintage vehicles and antique orchard and fruit processing
equipment demos. Gift shop has unique items hand-made by local
museums, including Flagstaff's Museum of No. Arizona, make for
an exciting and
educational way to spend an hour or a day.
Experience the Grand Canyon
- one of the world's seven wonders. Visit the South Rim
year-round. The North Rim is open from late April to
mid-October. Check with the Ranger Station before you go. You
can get there by car, bus or train.
Rides, Airplane and Helicopter Tours...
...of all of Northern Arizona and Red Rock Country are available.
Leave the land and soar with the eagles as the beauty of the
canyon's mesas spread in their splendor below you.