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    Table Mesa at Sunset

    by Jonathan_C Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Drive up Table Mesa Drive toward the airport an hour or so before sunset to join the crowd of locals and tourists ready to take in another stunning sunset amid the red rocks. It's quite a scene filled with photographers and new age spiritualists. Whether you're there to soak up the last rays of sunshine or have your energy cleared atop this central vortex site, it's a great way to finish up a day.

    The article below is a nice introduction to the New Age take on Sedona and its five 'vortex sites'.

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    Visit Sedona's Art Gallery

    by jumpingnorman Updated Feb 24, 2013

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    Because of the natural beauty of Sedona, artists from all over the world have converged in this one area - an artist's haven! This prestigious art center is located on Highway 179, and is also know as the Gallery Row. Some of the works are really world-renowned and expensive - but if you have the money, why not? The paintings and sculptures are unique and one-of-a-kind, and they also bring with them the magnificence of the red rocks, the sacredness of the land, and the Native American influence...

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    Trolley Tour

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 18, 2008

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    This was fun and very relaxing. The Trolley tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the events of the local area. The tour we went on took us to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. He parked and we had time to go up the walkway and check out the chapel. It was very lovely. He also stopped in front of it so some of us could jump out and take some pictures of it from the road. They also drove through and around the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village so we would know what was there to see. This tour was really enjoyed. It was perfect weather to be in an open trolley and really loved the wonderful cool breeze that flowed through it while traveling along. It’s well worth your time, money and helps you can figure out how to maneuver the streets on your own.

    Fares:
    Adults $10 each tour or $19 both tours
    Children 12 and under are half price
    All tours leave from Uptown Trolley Depot

    The Three Nuns behind the Trolley some famous kids The Chapel of the Holey Cross
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    "Hands through History: Sedona Western Films”

    by Yaqui Written Apr 18, 2008

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    While we strolled along the uptown shopping area on Hwy 89A, we noticed these pillars with hand indentations, plaques and photographs honoring specific individuals who were part of the western movie industries who filmed in the Sedona area. It was fun putting our hands in them.

    At least 12 of these commemoratives in the uptown area have been installed. The first was near the Cowboy Plaza in front of the Cowboy Club and honors Morgan Woodward, Sue Ann Langdon, Dwight Brooks and producer A.C. Lyles. The second set is in front of Matterhorn Shoppes and honors Clint Walker, Edd Byrnes, Randolph Scott and Robert Horton. A fourth set is planned for early 2008 in front of Canyon Breeze Plaza and will honor Dick Jones, Ernest Borgnine, Gloria Henry and Gene Autry.

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    Javelina on Parade

    by Yaqui Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    These delightful sculptures were located all over town. Many different cities are doing these to raise money for local art programs to be reinvested back into local art programs. This event raised almost $130,000 and much of this went back into non-profits programs. This public art project was presented by The Sedona Arts Festival and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and made possible by a grant from the Greater Sedona Community Foundation.

    Pink Jeep Tours
    Artist: Liam Herbert
    Hairalina

    Oaxaca Restaurant
    Artist: Susan Kliewer
    Mamacita de las Flores

    Canyon Breeze Restaurant
    Artist: Gene Dieckhoner
    Hollywood Javelinas

    Unnamed Javelina, it was located in from of the Sedona Center on the right side of Hwy 89A
    Sedona Chamber of Commerce

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    Three Nuns Rocks

    by Yaqui Updated May 24, 2009

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    To find each of the formations. Most hotels or resort have map. Pick one up or go to the visitor center or Chamber of Commerce. Wonderful places of information.

    Three Nuns Rocks you can see the best from the Chapel of the Holy Cross as well as Eagle rock , Bell rock and Courthouse Butt Rock are huge so you can see them plenty from the distance. Elephant rock we say from our trolley tour coming from the Chapel of the Holy Cross tour.

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

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    Charlie Brown Rock

    by Yaqui Written May 24, 2009

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    We had these pointed out while we were on the Pink Jeep Tour and I think the only way to see them is either by hiking or on these jeep tours. You can see Charlie Brown really up close. Submarine rock the tours drive right on it, but you cannot really see how huge it is till you are driving back from a distance.

    Since settlers started making this area home, these rocks have been affectionately called different names until some of them finally stuck. It’s kind of funny to think that mother nature has taken 350 million years to sculpture these rock and man moves in and starts calling them some funny names…go figure!

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

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    Steamboat Rock

    by Yaqui Updated May 24, 2009

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    From uptown you can see these beautiful formations while you walk along the uptown shops and restaurants or if you take advantage of the Trolley Tours. They will point out many of the lovely rock formations.

    To find each of the formations. Most hotels or resort have map. Pick one up or go to the visitor center or Chamber of Commerce. Wonderful places of information.

    Since settlers started making this area home, these rocks have been affectionately called different names until some of them finally stuck. It’s kind of funny to think that mother nature has taken 350 million years to sculpture these rock and man moves in and starts calling them some funny names…go figure!

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

    See from uptown Hwy 89A
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    Uptown Sedona: Shopping and Dining with a VIEW

    by jumpingnorman Written Apr 15, 2009

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    Uptown Sedona is where you will find shopping with a view in Sedona! You will enjoy the red rocks as you navigate your way around the 30 boutique-style stores on jewelry, souvenirs, and home furnishings. They also have a lot of dining establishments which do offer a view of the Sedona rocks as you are enjoying gourmet grilled meals!

    Everybody who goes through or stays at Sedona has to experience this nice entertainment area.

    From Phoenix - Recommended (Avoids Construction on AZ 179)
    - North I-17 to Highway 260 (Exit 287)
    - Highway 260 to 89A (12 Miles)
    - Right on 89A to Sedona (20 Miles)
    - Go past AZ 179 - Entering Uptown Sedona
    - Turn Right after second traffic light
    - Turn left into the FREE parking lot behind Sinagua Plaza.

    From Phoenix - Option 2 (AZ 179 Under Construction)
    - North I-17 to AZ 179 (Exit 298)
    - Left on AZ 179 to Highway 89A (15 miles)
    - Right on 89A - Entering Uptown Sedona
    - Turn Right after second traffic light
    - Turn left into the FREE parking lot behind Sinagua Plaza.

    From Flagstaff
    - Take I-17 South to Highway 89A
    - Travel 25 miles to Uptown Sedona
    - Turn Left just before the first light
    - Turn left into the FREE parking lot behind Sinagua Plaza.

    My son in Uptown Sedona, Arizona
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    Turtle Rock #2

    by Yaqui Updated May 24, 2009

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    We had these pointed out while we were on the Pink Jeep Tour and I think the only way to see them is either by hiking or on these jeep tours. Turtle rock juts out from the tops of the trees, and from the tours you can see Charlie Brown really up close. Submarine rock the tours drive right on it, but you cannot really see how huge it is till you are driving back from a distance.

    Since settlers started making this area home, these rocks have been affectionately called different names until some of them finally stuck. It’s kind of funny to think that mother nature has taken 350 million years to sculpture these rock and man moves in and starts calling them some funny names…go figure!

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

    Turtle Rock
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    Eagle Rock

    by Yaqui Updated May 24, 2009

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    To find each of the formations to me is like a treasure hunt. Most hotels or resort have map. Pick one up or go to the visitor center or Chamber of Commerce. Wonderful places of information. Wyhdam has some wonderful maps.

    Eagle rock you can see this from the Chapel of the Holy Cross as well as Three Nuns Rocks, Bell rock and Courthouse Butt Rock are huge so you can see them plenty from the distance. Elephant rock we say from our trolley tour coming from the Chapel of the Holy Cross tour.

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

    Eagle Rock Another eagle rock
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    Galleries

    by Yaqui Written Apr 18, 2008

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    There so many wonderful galleries located everywhere, but mainly along Hwy 89A or Hwy 179. This city is rich with many talented artists who have found a place rich in culture and atmosphere. This area thrives in natural beauty, positive vibes and inspiration the red rocks share. It most definitely reflects in the quality of artistry that abounds here.

    Sedona Gallery Association or Sedona Arts Alliance

    Lots of Galleris in Uptown Hillside Pavilon has many Exposures is awesome
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    Boynton Canyon

    by madamx Written Apr 26, 2005

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    This beautiful Red Rock canyon is home to the exclusive Enchantment Resort and offers trails for just strolling along, enjoying nature and the red rocks, or you can choose some harder hikes.

    As we were pressed for time, we decided to go up the Vista Trail, which in 25 minutes from the parking lot, takes you up to Boynton Spire, and a scenic view of Boynton Canyon.

    The trail that goes up the canyon is about 3 miles, and you also get the chance to view some ancient cliff dwellings, which had nice views, but were nowhere as cushy as the Enchanment Resort.

    Boynton Canyon from the Vista Trail

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    Lucy Rock

    by Yaqui Updated May 24, 2009

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    From up town you can see these beautiful formations while you walk along the uptown shops and restaurants.

    Since settlers started making this area home, these rocks have been affectionately called different names until some of them finally stuck. It’s kind of funny to think that mother nature has taken 350 million years to sculpture these rock and man moves in and starts calling them some funny names…go figure!

    If you take the trolley tour they will point as many formations as they can or that you can see from the tour or street.

    Sedona Chamber of Commerce
    Uptown Sedona
    Village of Oakcreek
    Tequa Plaza, 7000 Hwy 179 Ste 101
    P.O. Box 478
    Sedona, Az 86336

    Lucy Rock
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    Taking a great picture of the Bell Rock

    by joiwatani Updated Apr 26, 2009

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    The Bell Rock can be seen from a distance even when you are entering the city of Sedona. It is a very huge rock that's why. However, the best view of the bell rock would be to go to it's view deck. Since you needed a pass to get closer to the rock, it is best to take a picture at the view deck particularly set for Bell Rock. You will see signs for the Bell Rock view deck...(Make sure to get the Sedona map at the Information Center once you hit Sedona. Please read my general tip!)

    My best shot of the Bell Rock My picture witht he Bell Rock At the view station of Bell Rock My sister Polynne and my daughter Sierra My daughters Rainier and Sierra
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