Back in March, while visiting Scottsdale, AZ for the San Francisco Giants spring training season, we took a day trip to drive to Sedona to see the sights. And what incredible sights it did deliver! My husband and I had never been to that part of the country and were so happy we decided to go see it with our own eyes.
First we stopped at Montezuma Castle, which is an 800 year old preserved cliff dwelling.It is a five-stories consisting of about twenty rooms, built into an alcove 100 feet above the floor of Beaver Creek Canyon. It is quite the sight to behold and learn about how the natives that inhabited and thrived in that region of the desert.
Because I was almost 6 months pregnant at the time, we were advised to not go on any long hikes in the hot sun, so we opted to mainly drive around the area and stop at great vantage points. Next time we go back, I fully plan on doing some of the hikes in the region, as I hear they are phenomenal!
We did stop at Red Rocks Crossing and go for a nice long walk, which led us through a vortex and along the river. I'm not quite sure how I feel about vortexes. They are believe to have mystical/healing properties, and I guess I can say that I haven't been sick at all during pregnancy since stepping foot there - so who know, maybe it really is magical?!!
While driving all around Sedona to take in the sights, we also stopped at Airport Mesa for some incredible views. While you could easily spend days exploring all the region has to offer, I feel pretty lucky in all that we saw in just a few short hours!