Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
The two-tailed swallowtail butterfly (Papilio multicaudata) is a common butterfly of Sedona and was designated the official state butterfly of Arizona in 2001. A large butterfly with a wingspan of 3 to 5 inches, the two-tailed swallowtail is found...
Getting to Know Sedona Arizona
Some say it's an anagram for "anodes," proof that powerful earth energies surge and swirl around red rock canyons and spires. Actually, Sedona is the name of a woman, one of the first pioneers drawn to what was once an isolated,...
Sedona Red Rocks Glow at Sunset
At sunset, Sedona's red rocks can glow with the most beautiful red-orange hues.  Such a moment is forever captured.
Cathedral Rock Still Waters
This view of Cathedral Rock catches the reflection of its famous red rock spires in the calm waters of Oak Creek.  Scene from Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, Arizona.
Fast and Feisty — the Greater Roadrunner
They're goofy, rangy, amusing but seemingly harmless. Oh, but don't be fooled. Forget the dopey purple "Beep Beep!" critter made famous by the Warner Brothers cartoons.
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Sedona, Arizona
Gateway To Sedona

Since 2002, Gateway To Sedona has been covering fun and interesting Sedona, Arizona tourism news and events in photo-essay style. Here you'll find a wealth of original articles and photos about Sedona and Northern Arizona, and lots of informations and referrals to help you find the best things to do in Red Rock Country.

A Little About Sedona...

Sedona is known for its unique Southwest character with its own signature flora and fauna, jaw-dropping geological features, and stunning archaeological wonders. Travelers are drawn as much by the spectacular scenery as by the wealth of fun-filled activities and special events. For couples, Sedona has become a premier wedding destination and Sedona's reputation as a spiritual mecca has attracted artists and seekers from around the world. Sedona was voted the most beautiful place in America, and neighboring Oak Creek Canyon, located just north of Sedona, boasts one of the most scenic drives in the country. To top it all off, Sedona is just a day trip away from one of the most visited natural wonders on earth, the Grand Canyon.

Featured Sedona Hotels and Lodging

Find the best Sedona lodging, including hotels and resorts, bed and breakfasts, cabins and home stays. Dine with spectacular views of Sedona's famous red rocks: Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Snoopy Rock, Bell Rock, Boynton Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon.  Sedona hotels offer an astounding choice of amenities, activities, services, and itineraries suited to every personality and budget. See below for details.

Featured Sedona Tours, Activities, and Attractions

Go hiking in the red rocks or sightseeing in Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon.  Play golf amid red rock majesty.  See amazing Indian ruins, National Monuments and the Grand Canyon.  See wild animals up close or ride the Verde Canyon Railroad through riparian wilderness. There is so much to do and see when you stay in Sedona and the Verde Valley!  See below for details.


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Browse the coolest Sedona art galleries and New Age boutiques; find one-of-a-kind treasures and souvenirs.  Get a signature spa treatment. Go house hunting with Sedona's top realtors. Or, find the perfect wedding planner for your dream wedding in the beautiful red rocks. See below for details.



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