Sedona is a desert town known for its beauty, for its red-rock buttes and canyons. It’s equally loved as a New Age mecca, drawing higher consciousness seekers to visit the many high-energy portals in the area. With abundant wildlife, trails and hiking, as well as its share of fine art and fine dining, It’s a great place for couples and for explorers of all ages.
When visiting Sedona most people opt to stay in one of the many vacation rentals operated by property management companies, or in a local hotel or motel.
If you’re traveling to Sedona and are bringing along your four-legged friends, here are a few of the best pet-friendly places to visit:
Pet Friendly places to go
Located south of town, Bell Rock is one of the most popular vortex sites. It features a 3.6 mile trail with fantastic views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and other landmarks. There’s a hard surface flat trail, as well as steep trails leading up to an observation point on the west side of Bell Rock. Many hikers bring their pets along and some bring their bikes. There are also RV spots, picnic tables and restrooms. $5.00 daily fee.
Phone: (928) 203-2900 – Operated by the Red Rock Ranger District
Address: South on SR 179 to the Bell Rock Parking Lot (just north of the Village of Oak Creek)
Your furry friends can accompany you on one of the many scenic four-wheel drive guided tours of the area. You can travel by Jeep around the Coconino National Forest. Highlights include the Mogollon Rim Tour (that reaches an elevation of 7,500 feet), as well as many of the vortex areas. The sunsets on these tours are magnificent!
Phone: (928) 282-4320
Address: 252 North Highway 89-A
Sedona Dog Park
This popular City Park is open April 1 – October 1 from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. and October 2 – March 31 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The park is closed Thursdays mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Dogs must have a collar and must be on a leash when you bring them into the park and when you leave.
Located at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, this popular cafe offers breakfast and comfort food, and features an espresso & a full bar, and a pet-friendly garden patio. Much of their menu is gluten free and their Quiche Lorraine is hailed as one of the most delicious in town.
Phone: (928) 203-9564
Address: 336 AZ-179, F101
With a tagline reading “Curious Country Italian, this is one of the best spots in town for Happy Hour. Enjoy the bar and restaurant’s home cooked pizza, pasta, and sandwiches and a great wine selection, while you lay your eyes on spectacular creek and canyon views. Your four-legged friends are welcome outdoors.
Phone: (928) 202-4082
Address: 231 AZ-179
Advertised simply as “good food and good people,” this Pet Friendly local favorite is situated atop Airport Mesa. Its comfortable outdoor seating area allows you to enjoy the Mesa’s seafood and Mexican specialties, including out-of-this-world quesadillas, oysters, Chilean red snapper, as well as American dishes like short ribs and flank steak, while enjoying the company of your canine friends.