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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Solo hiked Cathedral Rock. Arrived on a Thursday around 2pm and there was parking available. Had a Red Rock annual passed that worked for parking. From the parking lot, the hike starts consistently..... more »
Just looking at a photo fails to do justice to this magnificent formation. Its gradation in colors and ever changing edges and angles demand that you get as close to it as possible. Great photo ops... 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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