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Cathedral Rock

Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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Towering red rock formation, part of the Cathedral Rock Trail.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (316 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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Reviewed today

If you are a person of spiritual nature or you plain love nature. You should go visit the quiet town of Sedona, AZ. I spoke with the visitors center they told me to if i needed a spiritual place to recharge I should visit one...More

Thank Vicari78
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The first part of the hike at Cathedral Rock is pretty easy, but as you get higher the hike becomes challenging with a lot of rock scrambling. Be sure to wear shoes with good tread and bring plenty of water. I would also recommend a...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by here on our way out, we hiked the bell/ courthouse trail earlier, but wished we did this one also, we sure will next time, when we come back, so many nice places to hike, drive slow , and with caution here, This...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see. We had a wonderful time walking around and taking in the views. Took some great pictures.

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hike both fun and breathtaking. The views along the way were beautiful. Make sure you have enough tread on your running shoes (jokes on me as I did this with very old running shoes/sneakers). If you're out of shape, you may want to stick...More

1  Thank Sarah_ANANAS
Reviewed 5 days ago

We paid $5 for the parking and started to hike up. When we were almost there, it was very windy and the sky looks stormy so we rushed back down. Then when we got to near the parking lot, the sky seemed to calm down...More

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can take it easy on this one or go all the way to the top in a hurry. There is also a trail that leads to a swimming hole, that is awesome. On the night of a full moon, you'll find a Drumming Circle...More

2  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another of the breathtaking views you will see and be awed by on your visit too Sedona. Many, many more to see and sites to see in the area. I refer to this area as a mini Grand Canyon only at the bottom looking up...More

Thank dadshopper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy breezy or Cathedral trail with some climbing. Other teams in in between. All with great views. Where hiking out tennis shoes

Thank Jene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral Rock is probably the most iconic of the rock formations in Sedona. Here are several ways to enjoy its beauty. 1. Most will hike from the Cathedral Rock Trailhead on Back O Beyond Rd off 179. You park right below the rock and climb...More

6  Thank Elinor F
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Chris E
25 August 2017|
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Response from tripsarefunoneill | Reviewed this property |
There was not a clear closing time.
13 July 2017|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
Perfect arrival time. It's hot an crowded in the afternoon, plus it's a little sketchy hiking down once the sun has set.
11 June 2017|
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Response from MegMtn | Reviewed this property |
I doubt the heat will be as much of an issue in October. But it would still be nice to get an early start to beat the crowds. Parking and be tough if you get there too late.