With Sedona located in the interior part of Arizona, you wouldn’t think about visiting any beaches. However, you’ll be surprised at all the recreation in and around Sedona. Just a short drive south of Flagstaff, this charming tourist attraction has much more to offer than you might realize.

Contacting a property management company when you know the dates you are visiting will allow you to find the best condo or resort for your vacation rentals.

Beaches


You simply can’t come to this area without going to Red Rock State Park. Hiking the Slim Shady Trail will allow you to see the soaring rock formations with your destination as Buddha Beach. Oak Creek has a small area where you’ll be able to kick your hiking shoes off and splash in the cool water. Sit back and take in this beautiful view nature has allowed you to see and its powerful vortex.

Slide Rock State Park is another spot you should visit. It’s been named as one of “America’s top 10 swimming holes” with its popular water slide that’s 80 feet long, similar to a chute that’s worn into the sandstone. You have to see it to believe this beautiful section of Oak Creek Canyon. You can also jump off a cliff into the deeper water. It’s usually very cold and rocky, so wearing water shoes is highly recommended.

Golf


One of the area’s premier golf resorts is the Sedona Golf Resort. Tucked within the scenic canyons, this jaw-dropping golf course with its amazing challenging course has 6,646 yards winding around the famous red rocks. The par 71 course always has great reviews from Golf Digest. There is a Grille at the resort that serves breakfast, lunch, wine and cocktails.

Canyon Mesa Golf Course is another one of Sedona’s favorite golf resorts. Its nine holes are great for the novice, yet challenging enough for the more highly skilled, and can usually be played in less than two hours. This public course is a great value for the area with the ever popular foot golfing available for families to enjoy.

Lakes


Ashurst Lake is a little over an hour’s drive from Sedona. If you enjoy cool mountain air, beautiful views, and a good fishing spot, then don’t pass this lake up. Canoeing, camping, windsurfing, and hiking are also fun activities for families. The lake is stocked with brook and rainbow trout. There are two boat ramps with one limited to 10 horsepower motors or less.

If you’re looking for a place to fish, White Horse Lake has the fish and campgrounds. It’s also located in Kaibab National Forest. This 35 acre lake has rainbow and brown trout, along with channel catfish. The area has plenty of trails for hiking, watching wildlife, and mountain biking. It’s a great place to pitch a tent, or bring your motorhome or RV. A small boat ramp is available for your convenience.

Mountains


Wilson Mountain is the area’s highest summit reaching 7,122 feet. It’s in the red rock country and is the southwestern side of Oak Creek Canyon. To hike up the mountain, start at the picnic area at Midgley Bridge. This trail is fairly steep and is about 5.6 miles. You’ll see amazing views of the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. There are also magnificent views of many of the area’s canyons. The actual top of Wilson Mountain is one mile wide.

Munds Mountain is the second highest summit reaching 6,834 feet. It also has a trail up to its summit plateau. It’s considered a class 1 trail that is 6 miles round trip. This mountain is also very scenic and is made up of mostly white sandstone. The best times to hike the mountain are spring or fall. There are occasional snowfalls during the winter, making it easier to slip. Summers can get very hot with afternoon thundershowers.

With so much to see and do in the area, contacting a property management company to help you with your vacation rentals would be the easiest and best way to find your perfect getaway.