Red Rock State Park
Peaceful Oak Creek wanders through Red Rock State Park, located in Sedona. Guests can learn about a riparian habitat filled with a number of interesting plants and wild animals at the herbarium or with the park’s excellent natural history guides. An extensive trail system provides the best way to see the park: Eagle’s Nest Loop, Apache Fire Loop, Coyote Ridge Trail, Rattlesnake Ridge and Javelina Trail are among the five-mile, interconnected trail network, and self-guided interpretive trails such as Smoke Trail and Kisva Trail include interesting environmental information about the area.
Cliff Castle Casino
Get lucky underneath the starry desert sky at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, less than 20 miles from the Sedona Days Inn. There are slots galore, as well as classic table games like seven-card stud poker, blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em. If gambling’s not your thing, relax at the Dragonfly Lounge or catch some open-air entertainment at the Stargazer Pavilion. The casino is owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
Oak Creek Canyon
Stunning natural landscapes dominate Oak Creek Canyon, a favorite destination among visitors to Sedona and Flagstaff. Bold red rock, fragrant ponderosa pine forest and meandering Oak Creek fill up the visual landscape, and bird and animal sightings are common. Recreational activities include hiking, fishing, birding, biking—or just relaxing by the water and soaking up the sun. Writer Zane Grey took inspiration from the canyon for his book The Call of the Canyon.
Modeled after Guadalajara, Mexico, Tlaquepaque is a lovely Spanish-style village in Sedona. Visitors browse and shop at the many exceptional galleries and specialty shops and dine at a variety of fine restaurants. Construction of the wall that would enclose Tlaquepaque began in 1971, and the destination has gone on to become popular among chefs, artists, gourmets, shoppers and curiosity seekers.
Though it’s not a castle and Montezuma wasn’t even born by the time it had already been abandoned, Montezuma Castle is still awfully cool. Sinagua Indians built the five-story, 20-room cliff dwelling over 600 years ago, and the excellent construction and arid Arizona climate make it one of the best-preserved dwellings of its kind in North America. The site played an important role in the nation’s historic preservation movement due to its ethnological and architectural importance.
New Age Vortex Sites
Spiritual seekers and subscribers to New Age philosophy are drawn to Arizona’s many vortex sites. These “psychic geysers” supposedly transfer energy fields from inner earth… and beyond. Prominent Sedona-area vortex sites include Boynton Canyon at Coconino National Forest, Airport Mesa, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing. Get psyched!For more details call Toll-free: 1-877-282-9166.