Along the way, you will find a lot of cacti but those that we saw going to Holy Cross Chapel are very unique. They are very hairy (not pricky and they have yellow flowers on them.
Some of the cacti are large and tall but these kind of specie are different. They are grayish in color and are spread out.
When we drove towards the city of Sedona via Oak Creek Canyon we immediately saw the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It trully appeared to rise out of the surrounding red rocks, quite an amazing view.
We didn't visit the chapel itself, like we said we only drove passed it, but we can tell that the Chapel of the Holy Cross has been a compelling Sedona landmark since its completion in 1956. From the locals we heared that it's quite a steep climb from the parking area.
At Sedona itself we saw some not to be missed and unique religious articles including a large selection of unusual crosses and rosaries of native stones.
780 Chapel Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.
From Uptown Sedona take the 179 south to Chapel Road.
Chapel of the Holy Cross is located about three miles south of Sedona, and it is something to see, indeed!
This chapel is a Catholic "sculpture church" by Marguerite Brunswig Staudethat is wedged between a pair of ruddy sandstone rock formations near Sedona.
Built in the 1950s, it was quite controversial.
If it were being proposed now, it could not be built because a "ton" of lawsuits would be filed.. But, most experts agree that the Chapel of the Holy Cross is really Sedona's most inspired man-made landmark.
Today, it is open to visitors daily.
This structure is a provocative retort to Frank Lloyd Wright's notion of "organic architecture". This is a concrete and glass creation that sometimes appears more powerful than even the mountains around it!
Even if you decide not to go inside, you should make sure that you at least "see" it.
It is located south of Sedona on Route 179.
The Shrine of the Red Rocks is located on Table Top Mesa two miles off Route 89A on Airport Road, and it features a large wooden cross as well as a good view of the Red Rock Country.
This is a chapel is just a short drive outside of town. The landscape is rugged and beautiful. It is a non-denominational chapel that many use to just sit and meditate and take in the raw beautiy of the surroundings. If you enjoy viewing the variety of our natural wonders, this is a trip well worth taking. It's less than a half hour drive from the town of Sedona. The tour bus lines include the chapel as a half hour stop on it's route where you can get out and walk around to take in the view and take some great pictures. See the chamber of comerce/ travel center in town for current details.