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Cathedral Rock, Sedona

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Soak in the dramatic scenery of red desert hills and endless blue sky while hiking at Cathedral Rock. One of the state’s most iconic landmarks, the sandstone rock formation takes the shape of a cathedral perched majestically above the rest of the landscape. Wind through the rock’s three saddles, or gaps, on the short but steep 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike. Be sure to carry extra water and wear sturdy hiking shoes with you as the trail is rigorous in certain places. With our international travel planner, Sedona attractions like Cathedral Rock can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Absolutely stunning views. Trail is doable in two hours but better if one can sit and enjoy. Saw a large group of meditators. Bring water!  more »
  • While one of the most popular trails in the area, and full of hikers even on a Tuesday at 10 am, this is NOT an easy hike. It's more bouldering than hiking, with steep uphill sections over bare sandst...  more »
  • This was our 2nd hike of the day. Because we started late parking was full so we had to go to the alternate parking at Yavapai point, this added 2.5 miles each way. Once at the rock the climb wasn't t...  more »