Weather

Chances are that one of the key motivating factors in planning your vacation to Sedona is its marvelous weather, right? You're probably wondering about the forecast for your specific trip dates, and you're likely interested in getting some advice on what kind of clothes to pack and when is the best time visit.

The spring and fall are the most popular times of the year, due mainly to Sedona's ideal weather conditions of blue skies and daily high temperatures in the mid-60s to low 80s (degrees Fahrenheit). However, as one can see from the average temperatures each month of the year, there is no bad time to visit Sedona, and in fact, coming to Sedona in lower seasons such as late summer and winter, or Sunday through Thursday year-round, is a great time to find bargains and fewer crowds.

Sedona enjoys 278 sunny days per year. Be sure to pack a brimmed hat, comfortable sturdy shoes, a high SPF sunscreen and a camera.

At an elevation of 4,500 feet (1,372 meters), Sedona receives a fair amount of snow up on the Mogollon Rim, but only experiences a few inches per month on the ground in the winter. This kind of moderate winter weather makes visiting Sedona in the low season a pleasure; fewer crowds, easy layering pieces to pack and wear, and usually dry road conditions for the entire drive up from Phoenix are just a few reasons to visit in December, January and February. And the red rocks look positively spectacular when dusted in white. Do use caution when driving up Highway 89A toward Flagstaff in the winter; as you climb, you're more likely to experience snowy conditions on the already winding, steep portion of the scenic route.

Conversely, in the summertime, Sedona experiences rainfall mostly during the August monsoon season. When the dew point rises in the late summer months, Arizona experiences quick, intense thunderstorms. These monsoons contribute to rapidly shifting swings in weather, but locals will tell you that the monsoon season is one of their favorite times of year because it brings relief to seasonally high temperatures and makes the landscape incredibly verdant and fragrant. The red rock formations really 'pop' against a dark grey and stormy backdrop. Use caution when hiking or playing in Oak Creek, such as at popular swimming holes like Slide Rock, Grasshopper Point. A surprise thunderstorm can cause dangerous flash flooding or ruin a return hike back to your car.

With such mild, pleasant weather in which to get out and play (and play you will!) the best thing to pack for your Sedona trip year-round is casual light layers. You'll be welcome almost anywhere you go, shop or dine in casual clothes, and unique personal style is celebrated here.

 

1. Junipine Resort

Junipine Resort is the perfect location for small business meetings or a family vacation. Our seclud
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8352 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823375
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2. 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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3. Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn Of Sedona

Enjoy bedside views of the Red Rocks of Sedona by Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Sedona bed and bre
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40 Canyon Cir Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
8004531166
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4. 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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5. Rose Tree Inn

"The best kept secret in Sedona..." is the Rose Tree Inn. Quaint, quiet, cozy and conveniently locat
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376 Cedar Street
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822065
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6. Butterfly Garden Inn

The Butterfly Garden Inn, formerly Don Hoel's cabins, is the perfect destination for individuals, fa
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9440 N State Rte 89a
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282037633
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7. 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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8. 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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9. Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you'r
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95 Arroyo Pinon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282821414
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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. Briar Patch Inn

The Briar Patch Inn features 19 cabins situated on 9 lush acres in Oak Creek Canyon, just 3 miles no
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3190 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822342
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14. 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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Sedona
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(928) 366-8476
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15. Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock

The Hilton Sedona Resort offers 219 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Sedona, AZ hotel gu
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90 Ridge Trail Dr
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282844040
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16. El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests a

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95 Portal Ln
Sedona, AZ 86336
8003130017
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17. 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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18. Cozy Cactus Bed & Breakfast

Why stay at the Cozy Cactus? Mark, the “Muffin Czar” of course. Well, and the billion $ view (a
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80 Canyon Circle Drive
Sedona, AZ 86351
9282840082
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19. 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
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(928) 707-9477
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20. 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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21. Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas

The Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas is located in Uptown Sedona, providing
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400 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
9282824001
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22. Sky Ranch Lodge

Enjoy our Sedona views extending up to 75 miles in all directions. Sedona sunrises and sunsets fill
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1105 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282826400
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23. 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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24. Best Western PLUS Inn Of Sedona

Save on your accommodations by booking the one of our money-saving vacation packages. Packages inclu
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1200 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823072
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25. Adobe Grand Villas

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, t
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35 Hozoni Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282037616
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26. 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
1-800-514-0884
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