Sedona Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Hiking

    I found this so interesting and amazing at the same time. Yet, something we all should heed when hiking in this area. Stay on the paths. Why stay on the paths? The large, black patches of dark,...

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  • 2. Driving

    Wow! I should have listened to some of the other posters. My first drive into Sedona, AZ from Ohio, being overwhelmed by the beauty, I missed an unusual drop (speed trap?) in the speed limit. I was...

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  • 3. Timeshares

    Maybe being aggressively hustled while you vacation is your thing...but if not, be advised that there are some serious timeshare hawkers in this area. Real pros. Apparently, they all become extremely...

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  • 4. Camping

    Are you planning to camp in Sedona? Make sure to get all the information and park passes before you even start to put up your tent! There are fire restriction and closures of campsites to reduce the...

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  • 5. Light Pollution

    Something we noticed right away is that the whole town keeps its lighting down really low. We asked a local and she said there is a city ordinance for this to keep the level of energy down so it will...

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  • 6. Sun & Heat

    If you plan to hike or do other outdoor activities in the Sedona area, please remember: With the high elevation and bright sun, there is a high risk of sunburn and melanoma. So, use your head by...

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  • 7. Vortexes & Spirituality

    Many areas in Sedona are considered sacred or possessing psychic energy. As a result, prayer sites and medicine wheels are constructed in such spots. Whether you believe in them or not, please do not...

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  • 8. Scorpions!

    Scorpions come out at night for the most part, unless you go looking for them under rocks or dark places like cracks in the sandstone rock. One of my favorite...

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  • 9. Red Rock Pass Mandatory

    YOu need to get a National park pass to enter the sites along the Hwy 89A road as well as in Sedona. That pass can be daily for $8, or annual $80, or like me...

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  • 10. Regulations on shooting/hunting

    The High Country is great for many activities like hunting, fishing, etc. However, these are regulated. Make sure to know the forest's rules and regulations...

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  • 11. Collecting natural objects requires license!

    Don't be attracted to collecting natural objects and rocks when in Sedona. Even this requires a license! Collecting is allowed but to a limited degree. This is...

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  • 12. Be quiet and mindful of wilderness!

    Do not approach wildlife. Use binoculars when you see one. Respect wilderness!Also, be respectful and courteous with other visitors. They like to listen to the...

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  • 13. Fishing are allowed if you have a license

    Don't be fool now. Fishing is allowed under Arizona State Game and Fish Regulations. Pick up a copy of the regulations at any visitor center or go to...

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  • 14. Watch your kids, high places!!

    If you look at this picture you can understand my concern. This is at the Chape of the Holy Cross. I had even yelled up to the youngster hoping the parents...

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  • 15. Keep Your Dog on a Leash

    If you bring your pooch to Sedona, be sure to keep them on a leash when walking or hiking. There are many dangers for dogs such as snakes, burrs, or coyotes. I...

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  • 16. Beware of Unauthorized Guides

    I spoke with two tourists who had called a guide service and were told to meet a guide out of town at a remote spot. When they arrived a very scruffy man...

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  • 17. Desert Plants

    Watch out. These things may look little and cute, but they are PRICKLY. They may look like they have just a few big needles which you can avoid with your...

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  • 18. Sudden Changes in Weather

    I was surprised to find how quickly a clear blue sky could turn black! During our week-long stay, there were several times when we witnessed relatively sudden...

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  • 19. Doe Mesa: How the %@&# Do You Get Back Down?!

    I was warned that navigating the top of Doe Mesa would be tricky as the numerous trails (if you can even call them that) are confusing and not well-marked....

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  • 20. beans...

    When you are in a confined space with your family for quite a number of days--may I suggest that as a family you don't eat refried beans too many days in a row....

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  • 21. Travel Tips

    --Talking with the local merchants, I was told that since Sedona is such a polular spot for artistic people and those with artistic appreciation, traffic can...

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  • 22. Don't step on the rocks!

    When taking pictures, don't be stepping on the rocks at the top of the Holy Cross Chapel. There are many warning signs as you might fall down on the steep hill!

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