Sedona in Arizona

Sedona is a city that straddles the county line between Coconino and Yavapai counties in the northern Verde Valley region of the U.S. state of Arizona.

Sedona Estimated Location: 34.866763, -111.764758

One of the red rock seen from Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Sedona’s main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Capitol Butte seen from Sedona Airport Scenic Outlook.

Sedona is located in the interior chaparral, semi desert grassland, Great Basin conifer woodland biomes of northern Arizona. Sedona has mild winters and warm summers.

Doe Mountain (center right) and Bear Mountain (right) seen from Sedona Airport Scenic Outlook.

Sedona interior chaparral has many shrubs and small tree species of Quercus turbinella, Rhus ovata, and a large population of Quercus palmeri. The Great Basin woodland has many small to medium trees of Pinus monopylla Var. fallax, Juniperus arizonica, Juniperus deppeana, Juniperus osteosperma, Juniperus monosperma, a large population of Cupressus glabra. At higher elevations in oak creek canyon Juniperus virginiana, Pinus edulis, and other pines occur.

Red rock formation behind the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

The red rocks of Sedona are formed by a unique layer of rock known as the Schnebly Hill Formation. The Schnebly Hill Formation is a thick layer of red to orange-colored sandstone found only in the Sedona vicinity. The sandstone, a member of the Supai Group, was deposited during the Permian Period.

Below are the rest of the images from Sedona.

Doe Mountain and Bear Mountain seen from Sedona Airport Scenic Outlook.
Cathedral Rock seen from the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Rock formation seen north east of the Sedona Airport Scenic Outlook.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedona,_Arizona


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