Nestled among the compelling crimson sandstone formations at the southern end of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona benefits from one of the prettiest locations in Arizona. Sedona is also a major hotspot on the New Age map and not just in America's Southwest.
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What To See
One of the earth's best-known vortexes, said to radiate electromagnetic energy; also a great location for watching the spectacular red-rock sunset.
Chapel of the Holy Cross & Buddhist Stupas
Situated between spectacular, statuesque red-rock columns 3 miles south of town, this modern, nondenominational chapel was built in 1956 by Marguerite Brunwig Staude in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. There are no services, but even if you're not affiliated with any religion, the soaring chapel and the perch it occupies may move you as it did its architect.
Another example of sacred architecture can be admired across town in the West Sedona hills at the Amitabha Stupa, a consecrated Buddhist shrine set quite stunningly amid piñon and juniper pine and the ubiquitous rocks.
Oak Creek Canyon
For something truly magical take Hwy 89A northeast into Oak Creek Canyon. It's a drive that won't be forgotten. The canyon is at its narrowest here, and the red, orange and white cliffs at their most dramatic. Giant cottonwoods crowd the creek sides, providing a scenic shady backdrop for trout fishing and swimming.