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.

Sedona Photos and Stories

See our photo galleries, and latest articles. We present topics of interest to visitors, such as special features, 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. We are a "photo-essay style" online magazine promoting all things about Red Rock country, so you'll actually get a bird's eye view of the region while enjoying our wide-ranging, original series and articles found nowhere else.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned backcountry adventurer, or if you get most of your knowledge of the Great Outdoors from books and online sites. Once you arrive in Sedona, your feet start itching to get out of the car and explore this fantastic landscape. There are trails for every level of fitness and commitment, from a flat paved stroll at the foot of Cathedral Rock to an easy-moderate path winding around Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, to a scramble up an old wagon trail that was once the way to Flagstaff. READ MORE...

Sedona arts COMMUNITY

Scores of art galleries in a town the size of Sedona is a remarkable fact alone, but Sedona also attracts a steady stream of artists, writers, and musicians from all over the world. A drive around Sedona will reveal fascinating architecture, much of which is built to take in the red rock scenery. Art exhibits are year round, and one can find inspiration just visiting the sculpture monuments seen all around town. Don't miss the monument honoring Sedona Schnebly, the pioneer woman who inspired Sedona's name, at the Sedona Public Library.

Learn All 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.

Find The Perfect Sedona lodging or activities 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. If you love a place by water with soaring red rocks surrounding you, look no further than Oak Creek Canyon.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a church built into the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona.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. Photo: the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a church built into the red rocks of Sedona. Read more about the Chapel and enjoy our photo gallery tour.

Sedona seasons

Surprisingly to most who have never visited, Sedona has 4 changing seasons, each with special opportunities and changing scenery. Most of the year, regardless of the season, Sedona weather is mild and pleasant compared to other parts of the country, but there are a few things that affect Northern Arizona seasonally and may be of help to those planning a visit to Sedona. READ MORE...

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