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A Day in Sedona

written by Elizabeth Ashley April 5, 2016

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Sedona is such a beautiful place! Every time we go I feel like I’m Matt Damon in the Martian because of the red sand. Lol! For us, Sedona is a place to be active and relax. If you’ve ever heard about Sedona, then you’ve probably seen pictures of or heard of, Devils Bridge. We’ve always wanted to hike Devils Bridge and a few days ago we finally got the chance!

Sedona is relatively close and pretty expensive so we like to keep it to day trips. If you want to stay the night on a budget I’d advise an AirBnB! They are a lot cheaper than VRBO’s because you have the option of just renting a bedroom.

We started our day at Chompie’s in Tempe then headed out to Sedona. We got to the trailhead around 11 am. Unless you have a 4×4 and a trail pass you are limited to parking in the parking lot or along the road. It’s a pretty popular hike so we had no choice but to park along the road, which wasn’t too bad because it was about 200 feet from the parking lot. We hiked about a mile in until we reached the foot trail. From there it was another 2/3 of a mile to the bridge. It took us about an hour and a half to complete the trail round-trip that included stopping and taking pictures.

During the hike a 4 year-old and his mom passed us and said “I want a giant burger after this.” That stuck in my head and after I was dying for a burger. Braxton and I were just finishing a 3-day juice cleanse so I felt like I had earned it, especially after that hike! I normally don’t eat gluten so this was a real treat! We ate here. It was so cute, if you have kids its probably really awesome for them!

Every time we are in Sedona we stop at The Sedona Fudge Company, IT’S SO GOOD. It’s a tiny shop on Main Street and you can smell it from miles away. We love to indulge here! They even have a window so you can see them making the fudge from inside the store.

Other Sedona must do’s are:

  • Slide Rock State Park! This natural rock-slide is so cool, especially if you are visiting during the summer months. But be prepared because it’s usually packed May thru September!
  • The Chapel of the Holy Cross! This old church is an architectural masterpiece. Its no longer used for services but is open to the public for mediation and prayer. It has an amazing history to enjoy. The church is also said to be built on a famous Sedona energy vortex.
  • Pink Jeep Tour! If its your first time in Arizona or even Sedona these are amazing! You’ll really enjoy the scenery as well as the company! They offer a variety of different tours you can choose from. Highly recommended!

Adventures out there, even in your backyard! Have fun!

With love, Elizabeth Ashley

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