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Airport Mesa, Sedona

4.5
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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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  • Nice overall trail with great views all around. Hiked counter-clockwise from the trail parking area and timed it so "golden hour" light was on formations to the east. Definitely worth the extra jaunt....  more »
  • This was an easy trail to locate with decent street parking. The terrain was moderate- It was not difficult, but there were a few places where the trail was narrow, and you could slip if not careful.....  more »
  • I love hiking up here at night to be fully surrounded by the dark night & bright stars.. The easiest hike for an ammazzing view! Parking is very difficult, expect to circle for some time..  more »
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  • A spectacular view, good hiking, and exposure to the coveted vortex energy. The energy was strong. I felt super charged upon arrival back to the parking lot. The feeling lasted the remainder of the day. We also encountered two wild lizards, who moved fast with the energy of the spot. The prickly pear cactuses were abundant and thrived in the heat of the desert sun. Bring water.
  • If you like sunsets like we do, then plan on getting here early to get a good place, and enjoy, what may be one of the most spectacular place to view a sunset. We have visited here a few times and it always seems better each time.
  • Parking is limited but good trail. Good views because of high up it is. Roads are curvy to get here.
  • I love it. It's worth checking out. I wish they had more parking on the bottom. Always pretty busy when I've gone. Lots of people talking selfies. But, if you can zone that out and really center yourself without a camera and phone it's quite amazing.
  • Parked on top in airport lot for$3 then did the trail to the vortex. Fairly easy hike, only 0.6 miles. Views from the top are incredible. We went in the early evening and returned to the airport overlook to watch the sun set. Some free parking available at the base of the vortex, but space is limited.

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