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Airport Mesa

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All reviews watch the sunset airport loop trail viewing area great place to view airport restaurant red rocks sunset view large parking lot great sunset west sedona vantage point short drive limited parking easy hike parking area amazing views nice hike
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

You do have to pay for a parking space, but it is a popular spot for sunset pictures, and to see the whole area surrounding Sedona.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 1 November 2018

For a good view of Sedona, climb up in the evening or late afternoon for the best light. Beware of new age fanatics. They love it too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The free parking lot is limited. An alternative is farther up the road to a pay parking lot that provides magnificent panoramic views. The rocky narrow trail from the upper pay parking lot to the vortex/mesa site is not for the faint of heart. Navigating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 552carols
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Really cool spot to just sit and take in the beauty all around you, or if you're feeling ambitious, you can also walk the Airport Loop trail.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim D
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The views from airport Mesa are incredible. The hike is not difficult. My wife, a non hiker managed it without much effort. The Mesa is a very peaceful place and I can see how watching sunset from the Mesa would be an almost spiritual like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William J
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Just go there, it's a lot of fun, and a very easy hike, the challenging part is finding a place to park, if you can park, you can walk up a small hike, it's very beautiful on top, and it's easy to get to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Compass731348
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Wow can you see all of Sedona in lights! A bit of a drive up to the top but you get an amazing view of the city. There is also a restaurant up there though we didn't try it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KB22Vegas
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Several years ago this was still a nice place to watch the sunset, even though you always had that ugly fence in your photos. However, nowadays they charge $3 for parking and when you cross the street to the small view area they are asking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Airport Mesa was the best vortex we visited while in Sedona! If you drive to the top, there is a huge parking lot that costs just $3. It couldn't be more easily accessible, and the views are WOW! From the lot, you can actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank askelly24
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Good vibes, excellent views. We once climbed early in the morning and perched atop the Mesa to watch sun come up. Awesome.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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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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