Best time of the year
Sept – May
If heat does not bother you then Summer is fine.
- Natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park
- Popular Spiritual Vortexes
- Hiking options
- Opportunities for Deep Meditation at Several Sacred Areas
- Access to Stunning Scenery
- Gain New Perspectives and Perceive New Levels of Awareness
- Bell Rock
- Boynton Canyon
- Cathedral Rock
- Airport Mesa
- Schnebly Hill
- Holy Cross Chapel
- Meteor Crater
- Slide Rock State Park
- Kachina Woman Formation
- Oak Creek Closet
- Fay Canyon
“A place where souls rejuvenate” -“One of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America”.-The USA Weekend Annual Report. Located about 150 miles north of the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, Sedona AZ sits at about 5,000 feet of elevation where temperatures average about 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the Valley of the Sun. Its landscape is uniquely different than any other place in the world.
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Day 1: Depart Las Vegas Travel to Arizona overnight Sedona
Day 2: Explore Boynton Canyon, Cathedral Rock overnight Sedona
Day 3: Airport Mesa and Schnebly Hill, Holy Cross Chapel
Day 4: Bell Rock, Meteor Crater
Day 5: Spend Day at shops Return to Las Vegas for departure
Day 1: Las Vegas to Sedona Arizona
Welcome to the West. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Downtown Las Vegas Henderson or Laughlin at 7:00 AM. Depart on your adventures. Along the way, you will visit viewpoints and vistas. Oak Creek Canyon, a 13-mile gorge along a river that flows between Flagstaff and Sedona, a place where you can enjoy the area’s red fantastically-shaped cliffs and various evergreens.
The invigorating forest fragrance is the first thing that welcomes you as you enter the canyon from either direction. Streams of water gurgle and shout robustly, effortlessly making your mind comfortable and calm. They symbolize an aspect of life that always has hope and is willing to take on all challenges.
At the Slide Rock State Park, you can swim and picnic at a natural water slide. It has bathroom facilities and a gift shop.
This riparian area is bursting with the energy of nature and its gifts of water, flora, and fauna. The energy here is highly energizing and, at the same time, very relaxing and balancing. Your breath becomes smoother, you feel yourself smiling, and you either let out an audible “ahh-hh” or you feel a deep inner relief. Some people think, or have seen, fairies and sprites dancing. It is no wonder some call it an enchanted forest.
Day 2: Boynton Canyon
On this day you will be exploring Boynton Canyon, an electromagnetic vortex of balanced energies, the most mysterious and scared of the four main vortexes of Sedona. The hiking trails of Boynton Canyon are generally flat and surrounded by many tall trees that emit fresh energy, making it ideal for walking meditation. This long box canyon is about 2.5 miles long with a 400-foot gain in elevation. It takes roughly four hours to hike in and out. The first third of the trail skirts the Enchantment Resort. Low-growing shrubs like agave, yucca, manzanita, and juniper line the path. After about 30 minutes, the height of the bushes and trees increase, and the forest becomes so tall it hides the rock cliffs on both sides. At the end of Boynton Canyon is a stone cliff, which makes a shallow V-shape. At this point, if you go up the path of rock steps on the right, you can look down on the whole canyon.
Spiritual Attributes: Some say that the native Yavapai-Apache would not dare enter this area without first purifying their body and mind through fasting or deep meditation. The Apache believed there was a powerful feminine spirit that lived in this canyon. Even today, native tribes hold private sacred ceremonies here that are far from the public eye. The energy here is very balanced and quietly peaceful. Walk-in deep meditation here and clear your mind of thought and concerns. It is important to listen very carefully to your intuition. Let it be your guide, especially if you feel you should stop at a particular place.
TIPS: One extraordinary place to feel earth energy is around the Kachina Woman formation. At the Forest Service parking lot, take the trail starting at the sign-in box and hike east toward the descending ridge. The structure is easy to identify. You may see blue auras here.
More than a few people, some in very “left brain” professions, have claimed to have strong visions of past lives here – especially those spent as a Native American. If this happens to you, don’t worry that you’ve lost your mind. You have gained a gift through the lens of this magical place. We then will head over to Cathedral Rock, is one of the most photographed rock formations in Sedona. It has two vortex sites: the water and banks of Oak Creek closest to Cathedral Rock, and the “saddle” between the two towers.
The Native Americans referred to Cathedral Rock as the Sun God. It’s a name befitting this formation for it shines especially beautifully at sunrise and sunset. The energy here is subtle but very powerful. It soaks inward so that just by sitting quietly, your mind will start to become calmer and at ease. Deep meditation will help you to access earth energy as well as the knowledge within you – which might communicate through your spirit guides. The energies here are known to help release negative emotions or memories. Don’t be surprised if you start to recall past lives.
First Vortex Site: Drive as far into the park as possible. From the parking lot, walk upstream 1/4 to 1/2 mile to the red rock beach area. Walk east along the creek toward Cathedral Rock. The most potent energy is where the creek is closest to Cathedral Rock. At this point, the spires of Cathedral Rock hide behind the cliffs on the other side of the creek.
Second Vortex Site: The other vortex spot is on the “saddle” of Cathedral Rock between its two main spires. This vortex is a cone-shaped a pile of black lava rocks and is located just below the western edge of the saddle. It opens our ability to communicate and to connect to our feminine or nurturing side.
TIPS: There are two vortex areas – the top of the hill that you can reach from the small parking lot and the actual mesa, as mentioned above. You can park and walk down the road about 100 yards; then stroll directly to the right on a short, “up and down” path to the edge of the mesa. Standing on the mesa and looking out at Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and Cathedral Rock in the distance is exhilarating. Many feel this alignment of these other energies with Airport mesa brings more power to this vortex site. This has always been a favorite spot for medicine wheel and other ceremonies.
You will enjoy the unique area known Airport Mesa. This is an electric vortex and the most accessible with a 360-degree view of Sedona’s breathtaking sunsets. Later, you can stargaze from rocks that have been warmed up all day by the sun. As you look up at the wide-open night sky, it’s as if the whole universe is within you and warming your heart with its light.
Airport Mesa is the closest vortex to the center of Sedona. The “upflow” energy charges physical power and creative inspiration. As with all electric vortexes, it facilitates access to higher mental planes and helps with thought projection, which is especially useful for prayer.
Day 3: FAY CANYON
This morning you will travel through Fay Canyon. It is a sacred and divinely beautiful canyon where trees line both sides of a wide and easily navigated trail. Fay Canyon Trail is an easy trail, 2.2 miles round trip with a 150-foot elevation. The main Fay Canyon Trail ends at a rockslide as the canyon divides. A short climb to an overlook gives majestic views of Fay Canyon and Bell Rock in the distance.
The natural rock bridge, hidden about 20 minutes from the entrance, is a particularly special place for meditation.
We will travel to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This is an exceptional power spot and was recognized by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who designed the chapel, as a perfect location for meditation and worship. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a tiny chapel that belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix managed by the Saint John Vianney parish. The building was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of the world-renowned ecological architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and was completed in 1956. The high terrain offers a bird’s eye view of Sedona below and Bell Rock in the distance. Red rocks shaped like people surround the chapel like a folding screen. These “rock people” are called “The Twin Nuns.”
Aside from the beautiful view afforded from the chapel’s high perch in the rocks, this vortex permeates with the feeling of beauty, peace, and contemplation. Even if you’ve just come to admire the view, you’ll find that this is a place where prayer or meditation come effortlessly. Then we will travel to Schnebly Hill, a mighty vortex and a sacred area, where Native Americans held ancestral ceremonies. Schnebly Hill Vista is the highest lookout point people frequently visit on Schnebly Hill. The vista is about 1,800 feet higher than Sedona and looks down Casner Canyon toward the town. When you sit on the hill called Merry-Go-Round, you can see formations fittingly nicknamed “Cow Pies” in the distance and tall red rocks surrounding you. From here, you can see Steamboat Rock, Mingus Mountain, and Route 89A in the distance.
Fay Canyon is an enchanted place made even more so by its red rocks sculpted with thousands of intricate and fascinating carvings and its spectacular vistas. Its energy is different from the other vortexes – it seems more complex, and yet very uplifting and supportive. Making it another excellent place for meditation and ceremony –, especially at Merry-Go-Round rock.
Spend day four as you please. Revisit areas that you may have missed or would like to revisit.
Day 5: BELL ROCK
With its distinctive bell shape, Bell Rock, an electric vortex, is the most renowned of the four major vortexes and considered to have the strongest flow of energy in the area.
The energy here will breathe inspiration that helps you gain new perspectives, perceive new levels of awareness. Stimulate new thoughts and ideas, and even increase psychic abilities. It is known for helping to uncover one’s life dream and purpose and envisioning one’s future. It covers the whole area around the rock formation, so you do not have to do any climbing to experience the energy.
TIPS: The energy is so “electrifying” here that you may feel not just empowered but invincible. If you feel like Peter Pan and want to fly, don’t (some people have and are no longer here). Instead, stand still and ground yourself, imagining that roots are growing from your feet into the Earth and rock. If you choose to climb up, take extra care, and do not stand too close to ledges where one might crumble (it has happened). If you feel that energies or aliens are trying to communicate with you, know that it’s happened to others. Just leave a note before you take off in the spaceship. We will visit Meteor Crater, the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. It is located just minutes from Interstate 40 and the old Route 66 in Northern Arizona near Winslow, the breathtaking result of a collision between asteroids traveling 26,000 miles per hour and planet Earth approximately 50,000 years ago. Meteor Crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. It is an international tourist venue with outdoor observation trails, air-conditioned indoor viewing, widescreen movie theater, Interactive Discovery Center, unique gift and rock shop, and Astronaut Memorial Park at the Visitor Center located on the crater rim.
- 12 Passenger Vans or sprinter Vehicles. SUV
- 2.5 to 3 Star Hotel Accommodations.
- Important to Note:
- Pick up will be at 7:00 AM your hotel