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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. Use our Sedona itinerary builder to add Airport Mesa and other attractions to your Sedona vacation plans.
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  • You can see all of sedona's big sites on this hike including bell rock and cathedral rock. The trail is easy/ moderate but provides a good overall view of the city. Do see civilization and get close t...  more »
  • We drove up well after sunset to experiment with some night landscape pictures and got some great results. The parking lot was empty and there is an honor box to put the three dollar fee. We also took...  more »
  • This vortex area was a short drive from our hotel. Parking is available. A short walk got us to where we had an awesome view of the sunrise and surrounding area. Loved it!  more »
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  • If you go for sunset, make sure to go early, as in over an hour and half early. The parking lot is very tiny, so there's all sorts of crazy traffic trying to get in and out. The hike to the top is fairly easy and very short, which is why it's so popular. you get a great 360 view of the area though and the sunset was beautiful!
  • Here's a simple truth: put one foot in front of the other, take your time, breathe as you step upward, and be ready to be Still and Contemplative at the top, after the jaw dropping views, picture taking, social media posting, and shared words with your hiking buddies. This is one of the places you came to Sedona to sit with and Be. It is worth it... like you! Peace
  • Beautiful view, nice place to meditate and catch a breath. Such a relaxing place.
  • Great hike, super view and trails are well marked.
  • Beautiful view and surroundings. Parking can be a challenge, so drive up higher and hike to the vortex.

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