Senior Hikers…the Red Rocks Await Your Visit


Sedona’s Red Rocks are world famous and are the pride of Arizona.  Each year hundreds of seniors take the Top 5 Hike’s in Sedona, Arizona to get a closer look at the colorful array of rocks splashed in iron oxide.

Actually you will encounter a myriad of colors that include bright orange, red and tan displays.  Over 150,000 years old and once at the bottom of a magnificent sea,  senior hikers will enjoy wide vistas of scenery that make Sedona a one of a kind marvel.

The Best Hiking Trails

Bell Rock in the village of Oak Creek is an easy hike around a formation that looks like a giant bell.  That trail will take senior hikers 1-2 hours and is a 4 mile trail. Cathedral Rock in West Sedona, also an easy hike that follows along Oak Creek, is topped with stunning views.  This hike will take you only 30-40 minutes and runs about 1.5 miles.  Boynton Canyon, also in West Sedona is another easy hike for seniors of all ages.  With open canyon views, this hike will take 3-4 hours and is a 2 mile roundtrip.

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Devil’s Bridge, in the same area, is a moderate hike that leads to a geographical wonder.  This 2 mile hike requires 1-2 hours.  Lastly I highly recommend Bear Mountain.  This one will require more strength in your legs and good shoes because there is some challenging terrain.  Plan on 5-6 hours round-trip on this 5-mile path.

 All in all, senior hikers will find that any and all trails will be highly satisfying… Sedona is unlike anywhere else on earth.  If those are not enough, here is another URL for your consideration. And the color of this URL says it all. It’s all orange and red up there.

 Seniors Find Solace for Body and Soul

Nature’s red-rock temples invite senior visitors to experience its soul-nourishing work in person. Sedona is a perfect place for spiritual and personal enrichment of the body and the soul.

From healing massage treatments, yoga, spas and salons to hypnotherapy and retreats, Sedona has something to offer. They say that the red-orange color of the rock is one of the most neuro stimulating of colors. It enhances creative thinking and problem solving.

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Here’s a map of the area with distances from Phoenix and elsewhere. The Sedona airport is located on a mesa that experiences cross winds.  I experienced this when I flew in there with a friend in his small plane.  It’s called “America’s Most Scenic Airport“and this link shows you why.

If you happen to be a pilot, you may want to look over this informationHope to see all you senior hikers at the Red Rocks in Sedona.  jeb

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