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Airport Mesa

Closes in 28 min: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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All reviews watch the sunset airport loop trail viewing area airport restaurant sunset view red rocks large parking lot great sunset great view of sedona west sedona vantage point limited parking easy hike parking area short hike amazing views nice hike
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Mms1225
Reviewed yesterday

You need to arrive early enough to park and get your spot because this gets crowded. There is a parking lot that charges $3 but you can use that voucher again on another time or day

Thank geilfussb
Reviewed yesterday

Great views with a price tag. The only place to park for this one view will cost you a parking fee. Better off going on up to the airport for some peek a boo views for free.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ameliacrna
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Arkadiusz W
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

2  Thank xKIKx
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank vpaylor
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Thelma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You do have to pay a small fee for parking, but the view is worth it. It was fun gathering together with so many people to watch and take pictures of the beautiful sunset in that area.

Thank agnes52
Reviewed 1 week ago

When You make the drive up Airport Mesa You will be met with the most amazing view miles and miles away!

2  Thank EveTravels2015
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Kim A | Reviewed this property |
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
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5 April 2017|
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Response from dvunkannon | Reviewed this property |
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