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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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  • 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.
  • Make sure you have your sunscreen and water. The breeze can feel cool in the mountains but the sun effect is still very quick to burn. We did a three mile trail and were embarrassed when a couple in their late 70s had just finished 5 miles in the upper mountain trail!
  • A must see when in the area. Breathtaking, I can spend hours up here!
  • The easiest panoramic view of Sedona you can find. Everyone should visit here at least once in their life.
  • Nice views lot of photographers go there at sunset

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