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someone had recommended we go here to see the sunset. we chose to wait for a parking spot at the first pull off instead of paying to park in the upper parking lot. the walk up to the view point was a bit of a...More
Sunset at the Airport Mesa was amazing! $3 to park at the airport parking lot was worth it, the views were over 180 degrees of valley and red rocks. There are trails to get you away from the crowds, and there are lots of people...More
From the car park its only a mere hop to get to the summit for wonderful views over Sedona. However we hiked from our Sedona motel and did the airport mesa loop trail for all encompassing views of Sedona and the cathedral rocks and then...More
Great place to watch the sunset in the sky and how the colors of the rocks are highlighted by the sun. A few parking spots below otherwise parking available at the top. Access path back to vortex/top of the rock - not the easiest path...More
Don't park here if you want to go to the vortex site, it's at the bottom of the hill. But you get a great view of Sedona, and if sunsets are your thing the this is a popular ( very crowded) to be at sundown.
We heard this was the place to be for sunset but we were going home that day so we decided to ride up anyway. The drive up is about a mile to the top. We passed the first parking area that was filled and continued...More
You can actually drive up and hike down ~ or park at the bottom and hike up. The Airport Mesa is actually a really good place to see the sunset, too. AND - the entire canyon is "sacred" and there are hundreds of trails in... More
You can actually drive up and hike down ~ or park at the bottom and hike up. The Airport Mesa is actually a really good place to see the sunset, too. AND - the entire canyon is "sacred" and there are hundreds of trails in Oak Creek Canyon and beyond that will remind you that this is a very special place on the planet. You will LOVE Sedona ~ and hopefully get a chance to go to the Grand Canyon, too ~ Have fun!!
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If you are lucky enough to get a parking spot at the small lot near the Vortex, then it is 5-10 minutes maximum. However, that lot only holds 10-12 cars. At peak periods you are going to have to park farther up the mountain... More
If you are lucky enough to get a parking spot at the small lot near the Vortex, then it is 5-10 minutes maximum. However, that lot only holds 10-12 cars. At peak periods you are going to have to park farther up the mountain, at the Airport Overlook parking lot. From there add another 20 minutes in each direction. The walk back to the larger lot is uphill.
My wife and I went to the Vortex for a sunrise experience and photo shoot. It is a great time to go and as you might expect, much less crowded! The Airport Vortex is so popular and crowded it is hard to have a good experience there.