Above: Photo of Cathedral Rock by Chuck and Victoria Oldham, publishers of GatewayToSedona.com.
If you've seen a picture of Sedona, you've probably seen a picture of Cathedral Rock. We'll even go out on a limb and guess that you've seen a picture of Cathedral Rock from the vantage point of Red Rock Crossing, showing the incredible juxtaposition of red rock, mirror-like water, crayon-blue sky and soft sage greens that typifies the perfect Sedona scene.
The Sedona Vortex at Cathedral Rock
A note to serious golfers: Sedona Golf Resort holds the distinction of having the best view of Cathedral Rock from a golf course. Seriously. It's worth the greens fees just to sit in the cart and gawk. This view is from the opposite side of the formation, from the Village of Oak Creek. There are also a couple of trails from this side, one at the end of the Verde Valley School Road, and starting in the "Back-o-Beyond" development just off Hwy 179. Check in with the Red Rock District Ranger Station for more detailed information on hikes and other activities.