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.
Cathedral Rock reviews
An amazing hike and rock scramble worth the views. Said to have one of the strongest vortexes in the area - you decide! Moderate to difficult depending on your fitness level but do t recommend for... more »
The energy was really strong for me I couldn't go the whole way back the trail. What I did see was amazing though. more »
Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Sedona. Relatively, easy hike.
More of an up and up than a walk. Definitely kicked my not in hiking shape behind. Great ledges to look over and take pictures from.
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