It is the time of year when some Colorado residents look for a warmer escape or some place with a little less shoveling involved. Sedona Arizona is a beautiful place for a weekend getaway, has a moderate climate and is a little over a 6 hour drive from Durango to get there. There are many beautiful hotels, resorts and a long list of vacation rentals to choose from to make your stay more comfortable.
Sedona is known for the majestic red rocks with the contrast of the green dessert vegetation, it is truly a sight to see. The red rock buttes and steep canyon walls create a dramatic landscape that is an amazing place to explore. It is believed the Sedona valley was once flooded by iron rich water that the sandstone rocks absorbed, once the water receded what was left was breathtaking red rock formations. There are many hiking and biking trails throughout Sedona and surrounding areas that have a wide variety of difficulty levels. On the outskirts of town you can also check out Red Rock State Park which is known for bird watching, hiking and has some great picnicking spots.
This area is also known for the talented art community and has wonderful galleries, spas and shops. Some of the galleries offer private classes for many different mediums of art. Wrap up your day at one of the delicious restaurants Sedona has to offer, choosing which one is the hard part. This is a unique, stunningly beautiful part of the country that will not leave you disappointed.