Sedona has four distinct seasons, and none of them are very extreme. If you do not enjoy heat, I would avoid Sedona in the months of June, July, and August because they have temperatures in the high 90s; however, the nights sink to the 50s and 60s.
Most people visit Sedona March through May and September through October. If you hate crowds, your best bet is to vist Sedona during its least crowded times which are the first two weeks of December and all of January. The only problem with that is that some of the lodges in Oak Creek Canyon close for the season.
You might want to call the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Chambe of Commerce: (928)282-7722 or (800)288-7336. They are always happy to assist you concerning lodging and to send you a free information packet.
Fondest memory: We visited in early June and really had little problem, but I've been told that we were lucky.
It was unseasonably cool that year, and so we did not have to deal with any of the 90 degree weather.
The photos we took all look as though they were painted. Depending on the time of day and the lighting, the colors of the rocks vary in hue.
Before entering the town, make sure to stop at the Sedona Information Center first. Don't go to the town, right away. This is a place to go to the bathroom and to get great maps and information. Also, when you buy postcards and other gifts here, you are helping Sedona.
First, you can get a lot of information by stopping at the Information Center. When you only have one day travelling in Sedona, this is the most prudent way to do. You can ask some travel guides and maps at the center. Also, there are important do's and don'ts that they will let you know while travelling in Sedona.
Ask for the travel guide and map of the Sedona town. It is free. The information is very crucial with us because it guided us how to manage our time and not missing checking out the beautiful red rock country!
Fondest memory: I love that we went there with my sister who just came to the United States from Japan. She was as excited as we were going to Sedona.
You will soon realize that every view deck you will see in Sedona, it says that if you don't have passes you are not allowed to park there.
Accessing the Red Rock country, you needed to get Pass. It is required on national forest land in Sedona! Since Sedona is a high-impack recreation area, the national forest services required passes. This should be displayed in the windshield of the vehicle.
The revenue from the pass helps provide information, education and natural resource protection of the Red Rock Country.
Just make a mental note, however, that you can park on all the view decks to take pictures only. If you stop and linger around, meaning go for a walk, then you needed a pass.
Before you try and see Sedona itself, stop by the Visitors Center. There you can get all the information you want on different tours, restaurants, sites, activities and more. You will find helpful people there that will help make the best out of your day. They will offer you maps and highlight were you really should visit. You don't want to leave and not have seen all the beautiful sites. There are signs everywhere pointing to as where the Visitor Centers are (there are two of them).
Visitors Centers at 331 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona or at the Tequa Plaza in the Village of Oak Creek. Visitor Center hours are:
Monday - Saturday, 8.30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday & Holidays 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's)
For more information call 800-288-7336 or 928-282-7722 or email email@example.com
Fondest memory: I will definitely miss the sunsets. It is the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. I miss sitting on the rocks and just gazing at the beauty. I miss the trails, and rocks you can climb to get a better view. The natural beauty. That's the most I miss. The natural beauty. I wish I could stay there forever. You will instantly fall in love with Sedona. Many, many beautiful things to encounter while you stay in Sedona.