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Cathedral Rock, Sedona

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#1 of 47 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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  • Scared of heights so no way I would do this hike. I understand the views are amazing, but the view of cathedral rock in general is amazing. You do not need to do the hike to appreciate Cathedral... 
    Scared of heights so no way I would do this hike. I understand the views are amazing, but the view of cathedral rock in general is amazing. You do not need to do the hike to appreciate Cathedral...  more »
  • Very steep. A little scary for anyone who is scared of heights. Beautiful views. Sandstone is grippy with good hiking boots. 
    Very steep. A little scary for anyone who is scared of heights. Beautiful views. Sandstone is grippy with good hiking boots.  more »
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  • 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).
  • One of our first and favorite hikes in Sedona. Easy access to trailhead then a hefty hike up! One section you are using all fours to navigate so not for the faint of heart. Amazing views once at top and well worth the climb!!

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