Best Time to Visit Sedona

Sedona, Arizona Weather Report Sedona is a beautiful destination year-round. The most popular seasons are March through May and September through mid-December. Lodging rates are slightly lower in July and August, but the most economical prices of year are available from the first week of January to mid-February.

Spring Season – March through May

Spring is Sedona’s busiest visitor season and it’s easy to see why. With average high temperatures in the mid-60s to low 80s (degrees Fahrenheit) and lows that are refreshingly chilly, it’s perfect weather for Sedona’s outdoor activities like hiking, jeep tours and shopping in Uptown Sedona. You’ll want to make sure not to miss the spectacle of Sedona’s “evening entertainment”: an explosively colorful sunset behind Sedona’s red rocks. Insider Visitor Tip: Be sure to book your Sedona tour or activities several months in advance. You don’t want to miss out on the most popular activities during this, Sedona’s busiest season.

Summer Season – June through September

Summer is a great time to visit Sedona because the weather is warm but not nearly as hot as the infamous triple-digit days typical for Phoenix, Scottsdale and the rest of the Valley of the Sun. In fact, summer is the season for Valley residents to escape to Sedona and find relief in the 90-degree weather! Be sure to bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and water-shoes so you can wade along in Oak Creek, especially if you visit Slide Rock State Park – the area’s most popular section of Oak Creek for swimming, wading and of course sliding! Insider Visitor Tip: A handful of summer art and music festivals take place in August and September every summer, so check out our Calendar of Events for dates and details.

Fall Season – October through November

Fall in Sedona means changing leaves against a red-rock backdrop, harvest activities and of course, perfect Sedona weather. Average high temperatures are ideal at the mid-60s to low 70s and the evenings are as crisp as the first bite of a hand-picked apple. Insider Visitor Tip: Do not let your autumnal visit be limited to just Sedona. Be sure to check out towns surrounding the area – known as the Verde Valley – like Prescott, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Flagstaff. There are dozens of quintessential small-town fall festivities like hayrides, apple picking, Oktoberfests, train rides, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating mischief.

Winter Season – December through February

Sedona in the winter is a must-do for several reasons: the fewest crowds of the year, red rocks dusted with white, but very little snow on the ground in town which makes driving and other outdoor activities easily do-able. Sedona’s winter weather still hits relatively warm highs of the mid-50s and 60s with chilly evenings perfect for cozying up next to your bed & breakfast’s fireplace. Pack your camera and be sure to take photos of Sedona and Oak Creek covered in ice and snow… at about 5,000 feet in elevation, Sedona is exceptionally stunning in winter. Insider Visitor Tip: There are relatively few visitors to Sedona in the winter months, but there’s no reason to stay away! In fact, Sedona couldn’t be better when you have the destination practically all to yourself! Do spend your holidays in Sedona… let the hosts of a quaint Sedona bed & breakfast wow you with festive decorations, food and hospitality. Be sure to participate in the handful of holiday events like the Red Rock Fantasy festival of lights, the lighting of 6,000 luminarias at Tlaquepaque, Christmas caroling, Santa Claus-themed train rides and more.

 

1. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines

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Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(888) 259-0125
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2. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour o
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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
3038438724
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3. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
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4. Maverick Airlines Fly To The Grand Canyon

Fly to the Grand Canyon and enjoy our air or land tours through one of the Seven Wonders of the Worl
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1620 Jet Stream Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
8009623869
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5. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa

This chic Sedona, AZ hotel and spa is located in the urban setting of West Sedona and features 77-ap
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2250 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282034111
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6. Canyons & Cowboys From Sedona

Go deep into the world of canyons and cowboys on a 2-hour off-road tour from Sedona, and experience
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Sedona
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7. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepa
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336 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282824838
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8. Sedona Jeep & Wine Tasting Combo Tour

If you have a flair for great wine and fun, then this is the tour for you. Start off by tasting 5 ex
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Sedona
AZ 86336
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9. Sedona Red Rock Tours

Experience the extraordinary beauty and power of Sedona with a first-hand experience of a private

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10. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Gra
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Sedona Airport
235 Air Terminal Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336
7027367243
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11. Red Rock Balloons

Come fly the Red Rocks! Take an "Aerial Nature Walk" which is a truly magical feeling of soaring gen
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105 Canyon Diablo Road
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282840040
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12. Sedona Photo Workshops

Sedona Photo Workshops

Take your photography to a whole new level with personal instructio

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Sedona
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9282744308
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13. Blazin' M Ranch

Blazin' M Ranch features a BBQ chicken and ribs chuckwagon supper and a toe-tappin Western stage pro
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1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
9286340334
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14. Sedona Hiking App

Take a Hike! The Sedona Hiking App currently has over 100 trails, three hundred and sixty miles o

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15. Sedona Scenic Tour From Viator

Book this tour with Viator. This is a perfect tour to take when you first arrive in Sedona. On this
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Sedona
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8886519785
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16. Sedona Day Hikes & Sunset Hikes

Take a fall hike with us! A few things about how we operate: 1) first all of our day hikes are priva
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431 AZ-179
Sedona, AZ 86336
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17. GreenTree Inn Sedona

GreenTree Inn Sedona is located just minutes from downtown, just off State Route 89A. Our beautifull
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2991 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
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18. Sedona Wine Adventures

We offer 4 very popular Sedona wine tasting tours along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. We visit the

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(928) 366-8476
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19. SpiritQuest Vortex Tours

SpiritQuest Sedona Retreat tour guides will educate you with the knowledge to understand the natu

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75 Kallof Pl #102
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-2509
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20. Sedona Trail Zen

Sedona Trail Zen makes adventure accessible for everyone! Our guided hiking excursions take you to
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6020 AZ-179
Sedona, AZ 86351
(928) 284-2654
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21. Red Rock Treks Sedona Hiking & Tours

Journey with us to the most unforgettably beautiful landscapes in all of Arizona. Red Rock Treks

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Sedona
AZ 86336
(928) 707-9477
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22. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and le
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Sedona
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8773672383
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23. Soldier Pass Trail From Sedona

Travel by Jeep through Sedona's rugged countryside toward Soldiers Pass for expansive landscape view
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24. Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

Come see Tiger Splash show at 1:15 every day. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" the
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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285672840
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25. A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

A Spa for You, Sedona's premiere Boutique Day Spa offers completely individualized signature spa tre
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30 Kayenta Court #1
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823895
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26. Pink Jeep Tours Sedona's Most Popular Tour

Hang on tight for a fun-filled adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks in a cutting edge
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204 AZ-89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 873-3662
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27. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

At Guidance Air in Sedona, we fly Robinson helicopters, specifically the R44 and R66, which have unr
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1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
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28. Sedona Crystal Vortex

A unique place to connect with the beauty of the earth.

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270 N State Rte 89A #1
Sedona, AZ 86336
928 282 3543
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29. Arizona Outdoor Adventures

Drive our ATVs on a guided 40 mile off-road adventure through the West Sedona Valley. Bring your cam
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1185 West Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282828540
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30. Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators.

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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285679947
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31. Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip From Sedona From Viator

You get to choose how you see the Grand Canyon South Rim on this breathtaking tour from Sedona. Perh
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8886519785
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32. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-c
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6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
8882614414
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33. A Day In The West

Sedona's oldest continually owned family tour business (since 1949) offers a wide variety of tours,
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252 West Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282824320
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34. Sound Bites Grill

Sound Bites Grill in Sedona Arizona offers world class entertainment along with some of the best and
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101 N State Rte 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-2713
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35. Mystical Bazaar

Aura Photography, Psychic, Tarot & Palmistry Readings, Angel Card Readings, Healing Sessions, Mystic
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1449 Arizona 89A
Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
9282045615
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36. Half-Day Polaris Slingshot Rental from Sedona

Sedona slingshot rentals is a new an exhilarating way to see the sights all around Sedona. Explore v
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37. Harkins Theaters Sedona 6

Harkins Sedona 6 in the heart of Sedona. Visit our website for showtimes, tickets, map and direction
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2081 Arizona 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822221
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38. Full Moon Saloon

The Full Moon Saloon is Sedona's favorite biker-friendly bar. With free pool on Tuesdays, karoke
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7000 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ 86351
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39. Sedona Vortex Retreats

When you're ready to transform your life with Sedona's vortex energy while experiencing the best

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267 Coffee Pot Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-0993
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40. Sedona Day Tour from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide wil
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1515 N Main St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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41. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy th

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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42. Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Tour

Across Arizona Tours offers a perfect day trip to the beautiful Red Rock country of northern Arizona
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Paradise Valley Horizon
Phoenix, AZ
8885331813
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43. Drive The Original Sedona Vortex Tour

Sedona is known for its powerful spiritual energy. It is most concentrated in the area´s vortex spo
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Sedona
AZ 86336
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44. Seven Canyons Sedona

Completely surrounded by 100,000 acres of the Coconino National Forest, Seven Canyons is a truly uni
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Golf Club Way
Sedona, AZ 86336
8663678844
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45. Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center is a rich legacy of the founders' vision. As one of Northern Arizona's oldest 501
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15 Art Barn Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-3809
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46. Sedona Vortex Tour

Explore the magic and mysticism of natural vortexes on this 2.5-hour small-group tour departing from
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Sedona
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47. Uptown Massage

Sedona massage therapist, Diana DeMayo, offers a variety of treatments ranging from deep tissue, hot
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452 Jordan Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282740091
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48. Private Grand Canyon Tour, Ancient Ruins & Lava Field

Our most diverse Grand Canyon tour, the "Complete". This tour combines a remarkable 1500 year old Si
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Grand Canyon Village
AZ 86023
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49. Oak Creek Country Club

Nestled in the famous Red Rocks of Sedona, the Oakcreek Country Club is Sedona's original champi
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690 Bell Rock Boulevard
Sedona, AZ 86351
8887039489
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