Last Updated on March 13, 2016
Sedona is known by many as “Red Rock Country” and is a magical place with all of its beautiful surroundings that are the result of millions of years of water and weather, and is located approximately 90 minutes north of Phoenix, Arizona. Driving around Sedona, we were constantly in awe of the beautiful red rock canyons, that form a picturesque backdrop for the many outdoor activities available, including mountain biking, hiking and off-roading.
The red sandstone formations are Sedona’s main attraction and appear to glow orange and red when illuminated by the sun rising or setting. The deep red color for which Sedona is famous is due to the presence of iron oxide in the rock. When the minerals are exposed to water and air, they oxidize, producing iron oxide.
We also did a short hike with Madison, completing the Mystic Trail. It was a simple hike, as we did not have hours to spare, but its one mile in length was perfect for baby carrying. The views were also stunning and great to see the formations with no obstructions.
Have you ever explored Sedona? What made Sedona special for you?