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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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  • We had to take the shuttle and it took a couple times at the parking lot to find a space. We got there in the afternoon but we’ll worth the trip and the wait. Just wish it was a little easier to... 
    We had to take the shuttle and it took a couple times at the parking lot to find a space. We got there in the afternoon but we’ll worth the trip and the wait. Just wish it was a little easier to...  more »
  • This hike is not for the faint of heart. There is a section in the middle that is a steep incline up a crack in the rock, and there is quite a lot of elevation gain toward the end, but if you can... 
    This hike is not for the faint of heart. There is a section in the middle that is a steep incline up a crack in the rock, and there is quite a lot of elevation gain toward the end, but if you can...  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).
  • Visited in December 2022 It was really beautiful the whole way up/down. There are trail markers which some didn’t notice that lead you on the easiest path. Definitely wear proper footwear as you’re going on slick rock at times.

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