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Airport Mesa, Sedona

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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 .
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  • Lovely morning, noon, and night. Grand vistas of the surrounding red rocks. We even saw a hot-air balloon soaring over the cliffs the last time that we were there!  more »
  • This stop was on our cd narrated Sedona tour. It overlooks Sedona and the surrounding area from high above. There is parking at the overview at a cost of $3.00 per car. We also went back to see the su...  more »
  • Spent $3 and parked at the top - great for taking photos overlooking downtown Sedona and the surrounding craggy, colorful mountains. Parking attendant suggest we take the short 1/2 mile walk down to t...  more »
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  • 0.6 Mile hike from the top. Parking 3 dollars at the top but at the bottom parking is free space is limited. Nice picture spot
  • Wow! Free parking and if it's full drive a little further up for $3 parking with porta potty and 0.7 mile each way walk back to the 360 degree view point. Amazing.
  • Great place to watch Sunset. 360 degree view. Get there early as parking lot gets full during sunset.
  • Beautiful sight seeing. The earth there is rich with iron so it has a strong magnetic field. This is called a vortex, and many people like myself have experienced supernatural thing wheen going there.
  • A bit overrun with tourist vehicles during popular times (like mid-afternoon to sunset) but a fantastic view and loop hike if you can get an early enough start. Airport Mesa is known locally as a "masculine" vortex, so not the most relaxing place to star if you have just arrived in town and feel a bit ungrounded or anxious. Start with Red Rock Crossing or even Cathedral Rock.
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