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Sedona Airport Overlook, Sedona

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Sedona Airport is a small non-towered airport located two miles (3 km) southwest of the central business district of Sedona, a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The airport covers 220acre and has one runway and one helipad.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Sedona Airport is assigned SEZ by the FAA and SDX by the IATA (which assigned SEZ to Seychelles International Airport in Mahé, Seychelles).Sedona is a very popular destination among Arizona tourists, especially with those who are interested in the New Age movement or those seeking to be close to nature. The airport is located on top of a high mesa overlooking a major portion of the city; it is not uncommon for tourists or locals driving around downtown Sedona to see an approaching airplane fly overhead and then suddenly disappear into the mountains without ever appearing to land. The airport is also located very close to the Red Rocks of Sedona.
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  • We love to hike in Sedona and the Airport Overlook gives you a great view of most of Sedona as it gives you a 360 degree view of the area as you hike the loop. It is easy and not dangerous so it is go...  more »
  • I had hoped to have unobstructed views of the rocks (I'm a photographer) & the city of Sedona, but definitely the place to view the sunset! Still has beautiful views.  more »
  • just outside of Sedona is this great view of the red rock area above Sedona. Be aware that the county charges $3. just to park to take 5 minutes worth of photos.  more »
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  • Sedona overlook is a beautiful place to look out at the sky, sunset/rise, red rocks, and town below. I would have given five stars, but there were people smoking everywhere even though there was a large sign saying that it was not allowed in the area. A TIP: go down the small trails towards the hill and take a left along the fence until you come to some hotel rooms. There are way less people and better photos too.
  • Excellent hike to the vortex. About a 2 mile hike when said and done. Some of the trail is kinda rocky but very able with kids. This was a good way to start off the day. Beautiful views. Wish there was more parking by the vortex if not in the mood to hike
  • Great spot for panoramic views and to take photos. The vortex hike from parking is nice but have good shoes, the trail is rocky but easy enough. The vortex itself has relaxing area before hiking the loop.
  • The airport vista oulook sits at approximately 4830 feet above medium sea level, on the right-hand side shoulder of Airport Road, on the way to the local airport. From the small parking lot, one can enjoy spectacular views of the unique beauty nature has to offer around Sedona and its red-rock formations. Chimney Rock, Devil's Kitchen, Capitol Butte and the Palatki heritage site are landmarks sitting right across the far side of route 89A; which crosses the valley down below. There is a small paid parking lot right across the overlook site, on the other side of the road, where one can accommodate their car, in the event the shoulders are all taken on both sides of the road. Arriving at the site early in the morning, right after sunrise, or maybe late in the afternoon, not too long before sunset, may offer a unique view of hot air balloons floating over the West Sedona valley, as they go in sightseeing tours. A small number of picnic tables are available at the site, so bring your favorite drinks and snacks, if you plan to stay longer to enjoy the view and fresh air. Temperatures may range broadly, depending on the time of the year and day, so bringing a light jacket for gazing the stars and view after sunset is a good idea. The weather around Sedona is relatively warm from April to May; which coincides with the blooming season of the desert flowers. One will easily note them granting a more colorful view to the surrounding trails, when hiking the rust-colored surrounding terrain. When visiting Sedona from September to November, one will experience milder temperatures, possibly making it more comfortable for extended outdoor activities.
  • A great area to catch the sunset on the beautiful rock formations, and look out over sedona. If you're feeling more ambitious, check out the fairly easy ring hike that circles the whole mesa. Easily a 2 hour hike though, so leave with plenty of daylight/water/supplies.
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