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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
We're on a photo tour and went up here to check out the views for some pictures.
We were inundated with a bus load of tourists that completely flooded the area. Fortunately, they only stayed a few minutes.
However, because it is an airport there...More
Parked up at the airport Mesa. Parking attendant was very friendly and informative. Walked down to the vortex site and had a strengthening experience. The views are gorgeous and we had a great time. I’ll be back!
Went here for sunset, get there early, a lot of people come here to watch sunset.
There is a $3.00 fee to park up at overlook. We also hiked the trail as well, fairly easy hike. The only con is that it is near the...More
I always recommend this hike to people. It has hiking around the side of the mesa, then goes into more flat land, then down wooded trails until you have circled around right back to where you started. All in all, it's about 5-6 miles. I...More
From Airport Vista, you get fantastic, 270-degree views of the town of Sedona and the surrounding countryside without a lot of effort. There is a short, steep climb to the top of the big red rock. It can be safely done because there are steps...More
We experienced the most amazing sunset and sunrise at this location. We also met fellow travelers who were also inspired by the beauty of this spot in Sedona. From this Mesa you can also view various rock formations such as Tea Pot Rock, Chimmney Rock...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.