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Cathedral Rock, Sedona

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#1 of 40 in Parks in Sedona
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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  • I hiked this with my kids (age 13 and 16). It was difficult for my daughter and I as we are both out of shape. But the views and photos at the top are worth it. Bring a backpack with lots of water. Go...  more »
  • Magnificent view under a blue sky. You can stop without problems with your car to take photos
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  • We did this hike as a large group. We had an age range from 74 down to 3. Everyone had a great time enjoying the views.  more »
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  • One of the best hikes I’ve done. It was difficult and fun all at the same time. I also think that hikers of all skill levels can do this. Such great views from the top. So beautiful
  • Great hiking for families do as much or little as you can. Trails are well marked. It was a great time and very beautiful. Bring plenty of water
  • Great energy in this area. We did a quick and easy hike around the perimeter of the area, but definitely would love to come back more prepared to really do some climbing. This should be obvious but - I'd highly suggest wearing clothing and shoes that you don't mind being stained red. The dirt is short powdery and certainly csm be staining.
  • Great place! I would plan the climb at an hour! I did it in 20 minutes and was beat down tired from it! It was great at the top and worth the climb! The meditation time was good as well! Greeting down in the dark was a pain and I'm eternally grateful for the near full moon! This is a great place for a spiritual venture! I just recommend better planning than I did!
  • Classic hike, always a fun one. The dog enjoys this one as well

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