Sedona Ranch is the ideal location for outdoor adventure with direct access to the spring-fed Oak Creek and nature trails. This majestic location provides easy access to both West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek – the only community to offer this convenience. With it’s surrounding beauty, Sedona Ranch is close to two state parks and overlooks the iconic Cathedral vortex.
The high desert location sits at an approximate elevation of 4,500 feet. Magnificently sited on 111-acres with 360-degree views of red rock views, Sedona Ranch has direct access to the Coconino National Forest.
All major airlines service Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, a two-hour drive south of Sedona Ranch. Nearby Sedona-Oak Creek Airport can accommodate smaller business jets and aircrafts. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, a one-hour drive north, is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with non-stop flights to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. Additional connecting flights are available. The Prescott airport, one-hour southwest, offers United Airlines direct flights to Denver and Los Angeles.
Sedona, A Haven in Nature
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous red rocks of Sedona to ponderosa pine forests, from southwestern desert to alpine tundra. You can explore mountains and canyons, go fishing in small lakes, or wade through lazy creeks and streams.
Protected since 1898 and designated a National Forest in 1908, the Coconino National Forest is a 1.85 million-acre playground. The forest surrounds the cities of Sedona and Flagstaff and borders four other national forests: the Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, the Prescott National Forest to the southwest, the Tonto National Forest to the south, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast.
Steps from beautiful trails, unique outdoor adventures, and engaging cultural pursuits found in one of nature’s most captivating landscapes, you’ll savor the legacy of living well with a small circle of fortunate resident members.
The city of Sedona alone offers over 200 trails and loops to choose from, covering 300+ miles of well-maintained paths. Catering to all ability levels, trails range from easy, family-friendly paths to more challenging routes that take you to fabulous lookouts.
Whether you are a beginner or hardcore mountain biker, you can find your perfect trail in Sedona. With breathtaking scenery, year-round riding, and rides for all abilities, it’s hard to imagine a better destination. Sedona is home to the annual Sedona MTB Festival, which brings together some of the best riders in the world
Sedona is a great place for rock climbing – situated on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, Sedona is known for its countless sandstone spires and towers. Many great cragging routes are also available, as well as bouldering and some basalt climbing at the higher elevations.
Oak Creek, a spring-fed oasis, is one of Arizona’s most beautiful and iconic trout streams. The headwaters of Oak Creek originate at 5,700 feet and run down a narrow red rock canyon to create lush vegetation and gorgeous scenery. It’s stocked year-round, making it an ideal location for fly fishing. If you’re looking for the most beautiful place to fish in Arizona, this is it!
With Sedona’s ample equestrian trails, you can choose from a variety of adventures. Driving to Seven Canyons, you will notice the various horse properties. Regional ranches offer daily excursions to enjoy trail rides or wagon rides. You can end your evening with a cookout under the stars!
The Arizona Game and Fish Department follow a multi-tiered process for the hunting season including dates, permit allocations, and other regulations for the hunting of game animals. Lucky recipients of permits are allowed to hunt deer and elk.
Arizona provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the nation, with more than 800 animal species and 50 million public acres of natural land to explore. So, you are bound to witness some spectacular sights in Arizona’s varied landscapes. Check out the wildlife viewing webcams.
Ready to take your off-highway vehicle into some of the most scenic areas in the country? There are many popular off-road trails to choose from in Sedona. Not comfortable behind the wheel? Let one of the local tour companies take you on a thrill ride.
Whether you want to slide down a slick natural water chute at the famous Slide Rock State Park, jump into one of the swimming holes of Oak Creek or simply float down the Verde River, we’ve got you covered. Explore independently or choose from the various tour operators servicing the area.
Short Trips to Regional National Parks & Monuments
Arizona is home to 24 National Park Units, including three national parks and four national monuments.
Grand Canyon National Park
This 277-mile-long natural wonder is a must-see! It is the biggest canyon in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It just takes a short 2.5-hour drive from Sedona to look out upon this magnificent masterpiece of nature. The Grand Canyon is on average one mile deep and 18 miles wide at its widest. Learn how the Grand Canyon was formed.
Montezuma’s Castle National Monument
One of our prized historical sites is Montezuma’s Castle. Located thirty-three miles away in the Verde Valley, this ancient pueblo demonstrates the craftsmanship of the Sinagua people who inhabited the area almost a thousand years ago. After 600 years since their departure, you can still gaze upon the window of the past.
Palatki & Honanki Heritage Site
A short 20 to 30-minute drive from Seven Canyons, you will find Palatki and its sister site Honanki, the largest cliff dwellings in the Red Rock Country. Constructed and lived in between 1150 to 1350 AD, they represent an ancient trading hub and the emerging agricultural culture of the area. These sites allow you to get up close to painted symbols, or pictographs, that provide a glimpse into a long-lost way of life.
Petrified Forest National Park
These ancient tree trunks were preserved by the minerals they absorbed after being submerged in a riverbed nearly 200 million years ago. The slow process of fossilization transformed these primordial trees into solid quartz. A two-and-a-half-hour drive can have you exploring the mineral-tinted landscape and ancient fossils. Did you know that Sedona and other regional areas were at one point submerged by ancient seas? Learn about Sedona’s evolution.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
First settled by the Ancestral Puebloans around 2,500 BCE, this labyrinth of three narrow canyons known collectively as Canyon de Chelly has sheltered indigenous peoples for nearly 5,000 years. There are as many as 800 known archaeological sites within this spectacular national monument. The four-and-a-half-hour drive from Sedona is well worth it as you learn about this sacred land from your Navajo guide.
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Similar to Sedona, Monument Valley has a rich history as the setting for many Hollywood films over the years. Monument Valley is on Navajo tribal land and still inhabited by families who have lived here for centuries. The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park includes hiking trails, camping areas, and a 17-mile scenic route for touring the park. This four-hour drive will take you to one of the most iconic and recognizable landscapes in the world!
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
The dramatic jet-black lava flows and towering cinder cones of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, just one-and-a-half-hours north of Sedona Ranch, are the remnants of an active volcano that last erupted a thousand years ago—not so far back in geologic time. The San Francisco Volcano Field in Flagstaff has produced more than 600 active volcanos during its six-million-year history.
Wupatki National Monument
Just next to Sunset Crater, Wupatki Pueblo is among the largest indigenous structures of the Colorado Plateau and consists of over 100 rooms and a ball court. This 900-year-old pueblo has stood the test of time. The Wupatki National Monument encompasses fifty-six square miles, several major pueblo ruins, and nearly thirty structures. The Hopi and Navajo Indians, spiritual guardians, consider Wupatki to be one of the many sacred sites in the region.
Arizona is home to 21 federally recognized tribes, and there are many ways to explore our indigenous culture. You can view the master arts of the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni throughout the wider Sedona region.
Here are other great resources for finding the cultural attraction that is right for you.
Visit Arizona offers 102 things to See & Do, with subcategories ranging from the Old West, Art Galleries, Museums, American Indians and History.
Visit Sedona offers a list of museums, galleries, and art walks in our backyard.