Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

 

Sedona Red Rocks

Sedona Red Rocks

Today we decided to check out some other hot spots not far from Williams.  We started our day heading to Jerome, an old mining ghost town, now a popular eclectic shopping and tourist town.  The ride there was quite interesting as we took the twisting, winding dirt route through the mountains.  Kim was quite white knuckeled for most of the ride.  The town was interesting to drive through, as the buildings were old and artsy.  Not our cup of tea for a stop however. From there we stopped at Montezuma’s Castle, a well preserved cliff dwelling and a national monument.  We were not overly impressed as we couldn’t even get close.  Our next stop was Sedona.  As we made our way north on 89-A we were met with some of the most outstanding views of the trip yet.  The red rock formations around Sedona were amazing.  We stopped to take a few pictures and hope to come back in a few days to do some hiking at Red Rocks and in the Oak Rock Canyon.  We didn’t have time today as we needed to buy a backpack and get home to prepare for our big descent into the canyon.  We are planning to hike down and spend the night at the Phantom Lodge but are on a waiting list.  Stay tuned… and wish us old farts luck, it’s about 20 miles round trip.

 

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