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Airport Mesa, Sedona

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#3 of 14 in Trails in Sedona
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Short hike up to see amazing 360 views of Sedona. Great picture opportunities. Is also vortex site. Many people hiking up to vortex to chant and mediate so be respectful of noise level. Always a stop ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    After a long day of hiking our hotel receptionist recommended the restaurant next door. We were cautious because frankly there is nothing on top of the mountain but we were pleasantly surprised. My da...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Disappointed to see the $3 parking fee at the top of the mesa with its grand overlook. The parking spaces for the mesa itself is extremely limited and very popular on weekends. However, for your photo...  more »
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  • May 8, 2017
    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!
  • March 1, 2017
    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
  • November 26, 2016
    Beautiful view, nice place to meditate and catch a breath. Such a relaxing place.
  • February 21, 2017
    Great hike, super view and trails are well marked.
  • November 14, 2016
    Beautiful view and surroundings. Parking can be a challenge, so drive up higher and hike to the vortex.

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