Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock Trailhead, Sedona, Arizona, 86351

The basics

Cathedral Rock is one of the most photographed natural attractions south of the Grand Canyon. Many sightseeing tours from Sedona include a stop-off at Cathedral Rock and other red-rock attractions, such as Bell Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Sedona Airport Scenic Lookout. For travelers of a spiritual leaning, Cathedral Rock is also believed to be a vortex—a mystical area of high energy—and is often visited as part of spiritual tours. For a truly memorable view of the natural wonder, a helicopter tour will fly you over the crimson buttes.

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Sedona Creekside of Cathedral Rock Hike With a Private Guide
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Sedona Creekside of Cathedral Rock Hike With a Private Guide
$185.00 per adult
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Scheduled hike was flooded and they offered a better option! Best tour we have ever taken!
This was the best tour we have ever taken! Jason and Derek arrived on time and informed us that due to heavy rainfall the day prior our scheduled Cathedral creekside hike would be flooded and the drive to the site could take 2 hours. They asked if we would be interested in doing the mescal trail and then another location where we could see Cathedral rock. They were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We had a varied group of hiking experiences and they were very courteous and made sure everyone in our party was comfortable throughout the hike. The snacks they provided were delicious! Jason stopped and took photos for us! They were a great pair and we recommend them to anyone visiting Sedona! Thank you Jason and Derek!!!
Meghan_C, Mar 2024

Things to know before you go

  • If you plan on hiking, be sure to wear shoes with good traction as the rocks here can be slippery.
  • The parking lot at Cathedral Rock is small and often fills; be prepared to wait for a space.
  • Bring water—it gets hot on the rock—and a camera to capture the views.
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How to get there

Cathedral Rock is situated just southwest of Sedona, Arizona. Follow Route 179 south from Sedona, exiting onto Back O Beyond Road. Driving from Sedona takes about 10 minutes.

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When to get there

Weekends are busiest. There is little shade at Cathedral Rock, so if you’re visiting in summer, come in early morning or late afternoon. If you plan on hiking, avoid going after rain as the trails are very slippery when wet.

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Hiking Cathedral Rock Trail

Cathedral Rock Trail leads from the base of the rock up to a saddle connecting two of the main spires. Though the out-and-back trail is just 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) long, it’s not for the faint of heart, with steep sections and some scrambling required.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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