Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sedona: Sights, History, and Shopping Open-Bus Tour

1. Sedona: Sights, History, and Shopping Open-Bus Tour

Tour in an open-air, 360-degree-view vehicle and make six stops along this sights, history, and shopping tour in Sedona. See the red rocks, explore the powerful vortexes that Sedona is famous for, and stop for some of the best food and shopping around. Begin your day with red-rock views of Sedona’s peaks and mountains. Hear everything from how these rocks came to be to the best places to go to for dinner from your tour guide. Enjoy views of Cathedral Rock, Thunder Mountain, filming locations, and much more. In between stops, listen as your guide explains the mysteries of Sedona and its fascinating locations. Stop mid-tour at trendy Uptown Sedona for an optional lunch in between the other stops along the tour. End your tour back at the local partner’s office with some time before dinner to spend freely. The entire tour route includes stops at: • Chapel of the Holy Cross (30 minutes) • Sedona Airport Overlook (20 minutes) • Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village (40 minutes) • Uptown Sedona (60 minutes) • Rachel's Knoll (20 minutes) • Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park (30 minutes)

Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

2. Sedona: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Take in the distinct vibes of beautiful Sedona. Guide yourself on an audio-guided adventure to the most famous landmarks and drive through the stunning rock formations that characterize the city. Stop whenever and wherever you wish to and explore your surroundings. After downloading the Action Tour Guide app, begin your tour at the Sedona Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Turn onto Route 89, or the Red Rock Scenic Byway, and start your scenic journey. Your first big stop will be at the Tlaquepaque Arts Shopping Village, a cute and quirky destination. Continue south to your first hiking trail: Marg’s Draw. Besides the stunning red rocks, this site also features plenty of blooming flowers in the spring. The next stop is Broken Arrow Trail, where you’ll learn all about the series of events that led to Sedona being called “Little Hollywood.” Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and admire its towering structure, inspired by the Empire State Building. Up next is Cathedral Rock, probably Sedona’s most famous formation. Reach the Courthouse Vista trail, that leads to one of the town’s vortexes, supposedly charged with spiritual energy. Finally, arrive in the Village of Oak Creek, full of shops and restaurants. But that’s not where your journey needs to end. Also included with this package is a complimentary bonus tour of West Sedona, which features extra vistas and hiking trails in the red rock region’s more secluded wilderness.

Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

3. Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

Get back to nature and encounter the dramatic rock formations of Arizona on a three-day trip into Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and the Valley of Fire. Take a jeep tour of the Navajo Nation with a native guide, and get spectacular views from Horseshoe Bend. Avail of the chance to shop at the boutique stores and arts and craft shops of Sedona and more. Day 1: Las Vegas – Sedona (Wednesday) Start the day by traveling across the Mojave Desert and head up the Colorado Plateau. Journey along historic Route 66 as you make your way to Sedona. Then, take in the spectacular landscape of Oak Creek Canyon as it descends 2,000 feet (610 meters) to the valley floor. Stop to take photos of the red rocks and surroundings at the Oak Creek Canyon Overlook and Slide Rock State Park. Break for lunch in Sedona and browse the authentic Native American arts and crafts stores. Then, head into the surrounding desert to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and get panoramic views of Sedona's red rock formations, including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rock. Depart Sedona in the late afternoon and drive to Flagstaff for your overnight stay at La Quinta Inn & Suites. Day 2: Monument Valley – Horseshoe Bend (Thursday) Head into Monument Valley to discover one of the Iconic symbols of the American West. Venture deep into the heart of the autonomous Navajo Nation, where the sandstone rocks tower from 400 to 1,000 feet (up to 300 meters) tall. Marvel at the near-vertical mesa buttes and see indigenous shrubs and trees. Take a jeep tour led by a member of the Navajo tribe, and go down into the valley to experience firsthand why they call this land “like no other place on earth.” Then, head to the mighty Colorado River. Visit Horseshoe Bend for a spectacular view, unique to the region. Continue to Lake Powell for your overnight stay at the Clarion Inn in Page. Day 3: Friday Antelope Canyon – Valley of Fire – Las Vegas (Friday) Start the day where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand; there are no words to aptly describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After the tour, depart this amazing area and start making your way back to Las Vegas, along the way stopping for a lunch break and then visiting the “Valley of Fire,” named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. The visit is timed to be able to see the appearance of the valley being on “fire” when reflecting the powerful sun’s rays into the valley (weather permitting). Depart the Park for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

From Flagstaff: Sedona Red Rock Explorer Day Trip

4. From Flagstaff: Sedona Red Rock Explorer Day Trip

Discover the otherworldly energies of Sedona during a sightseeing tour leaving from Flagstaff. Get picked up from your Flagstaff hotel and travel in comfort and style offering great views of Sedona’s famous red rock landscapes. Enjoy a scenic ride through Oak Creek Canyon, one of the top 10 scenic drives in America, as you descend 2000 feet in elevation to reach your destination. Cover from one end to the other and everything in between on the most comprehensive introduction of Sedona. Learn all about the history, geology, folklore, and legends of one of the most interesting places in the world. Learn about the many vortexes unique to this desert landscape and make stops at Chapel of the Holy Cross and Sedona Airport Overlook for magnificent views and photo opportunities. Your experienced and entertaining guide will ensure you have a seamless sightseeing experience with ample time to soak up your surroundings. Then, you'll have the afternoon to explore the numerous art galleries and lunch options at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Cathedral Rock

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 106 reviews

Just the right amount of time and information. Avery was a great guide, and the scenery was awesome. The trolly was a bit old with a bench seat for 3 slim people…we had the opposite. I did see there was a newer trolly with individual seats. Don’t know if that would make a difference? Overall a good value for the price and well organized.

Excellent tour. Beautiful places. Well organized and this allowed ample time in all places we visited. The tours by the Navajo guides through Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon were outstanding. Our tour director, Ed, was great. He was very knowledgeable of the area and gave background information about all the local areas.

We had a fun time sightseeing and our guide Avery was awesome,he is very knowledgeable about the history of Sedona and all. He was also kind enough to recommend some of the best restaurants/ places to hang out around town.

Lots of good info. Cool places to see and learn about. Free time to eat/shop

Super worthy! Good value for money! Eduardo was an amazing guide!!