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Sedona Arizona — Gateway To Sedona

Gateway To Sedona has been covering informative and fascinating Sedona and Northern Arizona stories in photo-essay style since its official launch in 2002. A  wealth of articles with amazing photos of Sedona—its famed red rocks, nature and wildlife, and famous landmarks—give you ideas about what to do and where to stay based on your preferred activities.

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See our latest articles and news stories. We present topics of interest to visitors, such as upcoming events, and photo-essays on places to go hiking, sightseeing, and other things to do during a stay in Sedona. We also cover topics in support of protecting the unique and fragile Northern Arizona ecosystem of which Sedona is a part.


About Sedona, Arizona

Also referred to as Red Rock Country, Sedona is now recognized as a favorite US Southwest vacation destination.  Drawn first by the incredible scenery, visitors look forward to the many activities and experiences they can have in Sedona. For outdoor fun, there's hiking or biking along beautiful, well marked trails, jeep and other scenic tours, and golf.  Topics of interest bring visitors to the region as well: history, nature, geology, archaeology, and art. For couples, Sedona has become a premier wedding destination and its reputation as a spiritual mecca has attracted artists and seekers from around the world. Sedona has been voted the most beautiful place in America, and neighboring Oak Creek Canyon, located just north of Sedona, is considered among the most scenic drives in the country. To top it off, Sedona is just a day trip from natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or fun drives along historic Route 66.

Stay awhile!  Choose Sedona lodging to suit your ultimate comfort and fun.

On Gateway to Sedona, we feature the best Sedona hotels and lodging, including resorts, bed and breakfasts, cabins, vacation rentals, and home stays. We present lodging by location so that preferred activities are nearby or easily within reach.  We also feature restaurants that are highly rated and provide spectacular views of Sedona's famous red rocks such as Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, and Elephant Rock.

Explore!  Discover the many things to see and do in this magical place.

On our pages, you'll see lots of photos taken along the most popular trails. Throughout Sedona, trails are well marked and many are considered easy to moderate for hiking, with gentle twists and turns through our magical pinion, cypress, and juniper forests.  Jeep tours are popular in Sedona and can be booked through many of the hotels.  There are also tours that take visitors to the nearby Verde Valley Indian ruins and National Monuments.  In the other direction is Oak Creek Canyon. The drive through the canyon the overlook, then all the way to Flagstaff.  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!

Is shopping, dining, or just relaxing on the itinerary? Browse renowned Sedona art galleries and boutiques for one-of-a-kind treasures, souvenirs, and Southwest art.  Get a signature spa treatment. Go house hunting with Sedona's top realtors. Getting married? Find the perfect wedding planner for your dream destination wedding in Sedona.

Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill

Gates open to Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill, Sedona, Arizona.

My friend and I visited Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill in June and enjoyed a nice lunch with wonderful views. If you're looking for a place to dine that has incredible Sedona red rock views, this place is hard to beat. Mariposa is known for its excellent food, wine, and spirits with indoor or outd...


Junipine Resort

Junipine Resort

One and two bedroom condo-style creek houses (Sedona cabins) accommodate from two to six with magnificent scenery of the Coconino Forest and Oak Creek. The picturesque creekside wedding and reception site of this Sedona resort features a lodgepole gazebo surrounded by towering pines of Oak Creek...


Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Enjoy exquisite 2-room suites or deluxe guest rooms featuring a fireplace, flat panel televisions, private balcony or patio, high-speed Internet access, and the Hilton Serenity Bed. Relax by one of 3 swimming pools and take advantage of the onsite championship golf course.


Out of Africa Wildlife Park

A Male Lion Poses at Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is a family-thrilling theme park near Sedona Arizona, featuring over 400 wild animals from all over the world – Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, Bears, Camels, Ostriches, Zebras, Exotic Birds, Jaguars, Leopards, Wolves, Hyenas and more!


PJ's Village Pub

PJ's Village Pub, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, Arizona.

Our dinner at PJ's Village Pub in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona included good food and a lively atmosphere. Each time we've been there, the place has been packed, but somehow, we always found a table.


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The Red Rock Scenic Byway

Designated the Sedona Red Rock Scenic Byway, State Route 179 is a major "Gateway" to Sedona, starting from I-17, connecting Sedona to Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona.

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About Gateway To Sedona

Gateway To Sedona started in 2002 with a goal to publish a photo-essay style online magazine covering Sedona and the Verde Valley. Since then, it has grown to encompass attractions even beyond the Sedona area, realizing that there is so much to do and see in Arizona, and all within a few hours drive of Sedona.

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