Set 152 m (500 ft) above Sedona, the hiking trail surrounding Airport Mesa offers spectacular vistas in every direction. This moderate trail is popular for its ease and panoramic views, which make it a great introduction for newcomers to the area. Here you can take in the landscapes, including Sedona’s most famous red rocks landmarks, such as Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock, and Cathedral Rock, and occasionally hear the hum of an airplane taking off from the nearby runway. Add Airport Mesa and other attractions to your Sedona trip itinerary using our Sedona trip itinerary tool.
Airport Mesa Reviews
We love taking photos. And sunset is a great time. This was the place. It can get busy. But everyone was pleasant. more »
We walked down from the viewpoint where we had parked ($3) and did the loop and back up to the viewpoint and it was about 5 miles. The views on the first half of the hike were incredibly pretty. The..... more »
A spectacular view, good hiking, and exposure to the coveted vortex energy. The energy was strong. I felt super charged upon arrival back to the parking lot. The feeling lasted the remainder of the day. We also encountered two wild lizards, who moved fast with the energy of the spot. The prickly pear cactuses were abundant and thrived in the heat of the desert sun. Bring water.
If you like sunsets like we do, then plan on getting here early to get a good place, and enjoy, what may be one of the most spectacular place to view a sunset. We have visited here a few times and it always seems better each time.
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