4 Wheeling it up into the Red Rocks

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Sedona Red Rocks

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Sunday, March 9, 2014

Day 316 - Today we took the 100 mile trip in our car up to see Sedona for the day.  We had a beautiful day up there, not too hot.  The weather was sunny and cool in the morning, but by the time we took the Pink Jeep Tour up the rocky road to see the red rocks close up, it was just about perfect!

Sedona was named by a man named Carl Schnebly who was trying to establish a post office.He proposed two names for this new settlement; 1.  Schnebly Station and 2.  Oak Creek Crossing.  The first two names he suggested were too long for the Post Office to accept, so he finally decided he would name it after his wife and that was the one that was accepted, so Sedona it was!

It's a cute little town of close to 10,000, mostly second homes.  The main street is filled with the kinds of shops you would expect in a tourist town, but the views are breathtaking.  Lots of places to hike if that's your thing, but Nick and i decided to let someone else to the driving and it was such fun!

We had a quick lunch at the Coffee Pot restaurant, where the locals go!  Then on our tour we saw these monoliths - Coffee Pot, Cathedral, Bell, and Snoopy!  Sedona is at 4,500'.

Sedona was inhabited around 550 A.D. by the Sinagua Indians who farmed and fished this area. They harvested the yucca plants (the spiny desert plant with the sword-shaped leaves) for fiber, food, soap medicine and shampoo!!  They remained until 1400 A.D. Eventually the Anglo-American settler tricked into the wire and in 1902 the town was named. Circling Sedona is the Mongollon Rim whig was formed from ancient deposits of limestone, mudstone and sandstone when the area was the west coast of a still emerging continent!  This area has the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world!  Who knew? 

The colors of the rocks with the deep blue sky were absolutely breathtaking!
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jerrygolfboyer
jerrygolfboyer on

Been to Sedona and Tucson. Really enjoyed both of them. Did a horse ride up and down trails in Sedona. Hard to believe the horses navigated such steep and narrow trails.

Really enjoyed golf and dining in Tucson. The golf course scenery was absolutely spectacular!

Pamela on

Now that you've been on a Pink Jeep tour do you agree with me that Richard would make the best guide ever? He would have a new group of folks every hour to tell his jokes to!! hahaha

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