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.
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2. Grand Canyon Railway
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4. Maverick Airlines Fly To The Grand Canyon
5. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
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PARKING AND TRAFFIC IN SEDONA
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SEDONA, AZ WEATHER
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