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An affordable Sedona

Destination(s): Sedona

There is a lot to see and do in Sedona and you can do it without making your wallet scream. This list offers cheap yet enjoyable activities, from hiking to camping. You can poke around Oak Creek Canyon, have fun in the water-soaked mossy sandstone at Slide Rock, or pull your dinner out of an active trout farm. Ditch your car and create your own adventure by renting a bike. the latter half of the list provides suggestions on several tasty places to eat on the cheap. read more about An affordable Sedona

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

  • 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
  • (South of Highway 89A, take Lower Red Rock Loop Road)
  • tel:928 282 6907
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336

This 286-acre state park preserves many of the famous monoliths and formations that have made Sedona's "Red Rock Country" famous around the world. The park has plenty of meandering trails through the high desert landscape of manzanita bushes, pinyons, and juniper trees. If you're looking for a secluded entry point to Oak Creek, come early in the morning and enjoy the solitude. The park does not permit camping, but there several tables and ramadas for day picnics. Other amenities include a visitor's center and classroom and theater that host regular presentations from park rangers and guest speakers.


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Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon

  • Highway 89
  • (From Sedona, drive north on US Highway 89A)
  • tel:928 282 3034
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86339

A trip to Sedona would not be complete without a day spent bumming around Oak Creek Canyon. Traveling from Flagstaff to Sedona, Ponderosa pines give way to Sedona's signature red rocks in this breathtaking canyon. A quick stop at the Oak Creek Canyon Vista Lookout is worth a few wide-angle lens photos before driving down the winding switchbacks. Once the road levels out, most visitors tour the canyon by foot; hiking along Oak Creek, there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and gazing at the towering cliffs in all directions. read more about Oak Creek Canyon

Energy Vortexes

Energy Vortexes

  • AZ-179 & Bell Rock Blvd
  • (Location of Bell Rock, Visitor Centers offer further information)
  • tel:928 282 4119 (Visitor Information)
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86351

New Age thinkers interested in basking in the radiance of swirling spiritual energy come from all over the world to experience the vortexes of Sedona. So what is a vortex anyway? People witness vortexes all the time, in the swirling of whirlpools and the twirling of dust devils. Instead of vortexes of water and air, it is believed that vortexes of spiritual energy spiral away from some particular alignments in the red rocks rising from the earth. Cathedral Rock, Boynton Canyon, and Bell Rock are among the most famous sites for experiencing vortexes. read more about Energy Vortexes

Wet Beaver Creek

Wet Beaver Creek

  • P.O. Box 300
  • 250 Brewer Road
  • tel:520 282 4119
  • Sedona, 86339-0330

This clear, cool brook remains pleasantly secluded in the deep red rock canyon it has cut into the southern rim of the Colorado Plateau. For much of its length, the land bordering Wet Beaver Creek has been declared a wilderness area. In addition to the opportunities for solitude such an area offers, the stream's pools and riffles are a popular place to fish, hike, swim, and bird watch. The waters of the stream are stocked with trout. The lush riparian area beside its banks is alive with a full palette of songbirds. The desert beyond that oasis bristles with the highly adapted plants of the upper Sonoran Desert.

FACILITIES: There are 13 single unit campsites with tables, fire rings, cooking grills, Drinking water and vault toilets at Beaver Creek Campground., picnic area, hiking trails, Wilderness Area.

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Rainbow Trout Farm

Rainbow Trout Farm

  • 3500 North State Route 89A
  • (Above the Y intersection of Highways 89A & 179)
  • tel:928 282 5799
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86336
Bike Bean

Bike Bean

Northern Arizona is home to some of the best mountain biking in the country and while it may not be practical to travel with your bike, you can certainly rent both front and full suspension mountain bikes from Bike Bean. Mountain biking tours are also available through 360 Adventures, led by experienced guides, offering immediate access to some of the best biking trails in Sedona. Bicycle rental fees at Bike Bean range from $40 to $50 a day and less for less than a day. read more about Bike Bean

Lotus Garden

Lotus Garden

  • 164 Coffee Pot Drive
  • (North side of State Route 89A, near Bashas)
  • tel:928 282 3118
  • Sedona, 86336
Marketplace Cafe

Marketplace Cafe

  • 6645 South State Route 179
  • (at the Oak Creek Factory Outlets)
  • tel:928-284-5478
  • Visit website
  • Sedona, 86351

This Hollywood themed restaurant and entertainment venue is great for families, group dining and just plain entertaining. Well versed menu and full bar. Live Music Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat evenings. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Located conveniently in the Oak Creek Factory Outlets in the Village of Oak Creek.

Hours of Operation are 11am-9pm sun-wed., 11am -10pm thur- sat.
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Olive Oils Pizza & Wings

Olive Oils Pizza & Wings

  • 2370 W Hwy 89A
  • Ste 6
  • tel:928 282 0088
  • Sedona, 86326