Quietly watch the sun set, illuminating a large sandstone bluff which mystically glows a brilliant orange, with only the song of a single bird in the distance. The quaint town of Sedona, Arizona is surrounded by Red Rocks that provide a stunning array of formations, a breathtaking backdrop for spiritual pursuits, hiking and artistry.
Sedona has a spiritual allure because of local vortex sites. As the term was first coined in the 1980s, a vortex is an area of highly concentrated energies which are conducive to prayer, meditation and healing. The term vortex has taken hold because it helps to explain people’s experiences of well-being at sites around Sedona, such as Airport Mesa, which offers panoramic views of the area. Bell Rock, adjoining the Village of Oak Creek, has an easily identifiable bell-shape formation. Cathedral Rock, a massive sandstone tower topped by distinctive twin spires, is the most photographed Sedona vortex, and an excellent spot to tap into the sacred energy.
Hiking is one of the best of Sedona, Arizona attractions,