The Town.  Sedona is a town of about 15000 people, with the most stunning scenery of red rocks you can see anywhere on this planet. In addition to the magnificent beauty of the red rock canyons and cliffs, Sedona is also close to a number of Indian ruins.  Some ruins are National Monuments, while the Honanki and Palatki ruins are in Coconino National Forest just outside Sedona. 

Sedona is located on highway 89A in Arizona, about 30 miles south of Flagstaff, and 110 miles north of Phoenix.  The climate in Sedona is of special interest because it is quite different from other areas in Arizona.  Although Sedona is not far from Flagstaff, its climate is very different from Flagstaff's colder and snowy climate where the snow can sometimes stay for months in the winter.  And although Sedona is only a 2 hour drive from Phoenix, its climate is also very different from the hot desert climate of Phoenix.  This is because Phoenix is at 1000 feet elevation, Flagstaff is at 7000 feet, and Sedona is in between at 4500 feet. This gives Sedona a nice, comfortable climate with fairly mild seasons and only 8 inches of snow a year, which is almost always gone within a day.

This beautiful 14" high bronze sculpture by Heather Soderberg is entitled Lady of the Lake.

The Visitors.  The four million annual visitors to Sedona come for a variety of reasons.  Most come to discover the natural beauty of the area.  The majestic red rocks of Sedona have long been known for their ability to "inspire".  Many people on their spiritual path or those who simply want the opportunity of deeper experiences, travel to Sedona as part of their quest.
Hiking and Tours.  Many tours are available to allow visitors to get closer to the natural beauty of Sedona.  Follow this link for a list of jeep tours, balloon rides, airplane and helicopter tours.  For information about hiking & camping, and maps of the many local hiking trails, click here.

Art.  People also come to Sedona to explore the many local art galleries.  With over forty galleries displaying every type of art imaginable, Sedona is considered to be a premier destination for art lovers from all over the world.  It is one of the main artistic centers in the Southwest, which has its own distinctive types of art.

Many artists choose to live and create their art in Sedona, partly because so much natural art exists in the environment, and partly because the energy of Sedona feels so very good for creative people, and is conducive for them to do extremely fine work.  Click here for a list of Sedona's art galleries.

In recent years a variety of spiritual and other growth oriented groups have sprung up in the Sedona area, bringing with them a diversity of spiritual practices, health, self improvement and healing modalities, and a general outlook of consciousness-expansion and creativity enhancement.
The Spiritual Experience.  Sedona, nationally recognized as a spiritual Mecca of the Southwest, is visited by many seeking to expand their consciousness and creativity.  It is also recognized for its vast energy powers from the several vortexes of special energy said to be in this area.

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From a spiritual point of view, Sedona abounds with people that are "on the path", that is, people who have made a commitment to grow and become as much as they can spiritually.  They are attracted to Sedona's natural beauty and serenity, and also to its energy centers.  Sedona has long been known as a spiritual power center because of the energy centers, or vortexes of subtle energy, said to be located in the Sedona area.  Just going to the site of one of these vortexes can be a very uplifting experience.  It is estimated that perhaps half of the people that live in Sedona are there because it feels so good to them to be there, even if some of them only feel it subconsciously.  Click here for more vortex information.

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