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Cathedral Rock, Sedona

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#1 of 46 in Parks in Sedona
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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Soak in the dramatic scenery of red desert hills and endless blue sky while hiking at Cathedral Rock. One of the state’s most iconic landmarks, the sandstone rock formation takes the shape of a cathedral perched majestically above the rest of the landscape. Wind through the rock’s three saddles, or gaps, on the short but steep 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike. Be sure to carry extra water and wear sturdy hiking shoes with you as the trail is rigorous in certain places. Use our Sedona trip planner to visit Cathedral Rock on your trip to Sedona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Just a drive around the Red Rock loop is an eyeful, but I bet hiking in the park is a real treat. Weather is of course a factor. 
    Just a drive around the Red Rock loop is an eyeful, but I bet hiking in the park is a real treat. Weather is of course a factor.  more »
  • Gorgeous views and an easy hike for many parts of Cathedral Rock in Sedona. The views are majestic and sunsets never duplicate themselves but are always gorgeous. Safe travels to all, Darren Chaker. 
    Gorgeous views and an easy hike for many parts of Cathedral Rock in Sedona. The views are majestic and sunsets never duplicate themselves but are always gorgeous. Safe travels to all, Darren Chaker.  more »
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  • Truly a hikers paradise. Sedona offers the best of free climbing. Cathedral Rock is a stunning must do when visiting this stunning town!
  • This hike is SO worth it. As a novice hiker I struggled but seeing the sunset at the top made it worth it. It was tricky getting back down after sunset after it got dark, but since this is a popular hike there’s a lot of people around. The parking lot is very small though, I had to Uber from another parking lot (and there’s no service once you’re trying to leave).

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