The Sightseeing Experience in Sedona
USA Weekend voted Sedona the No. 1 “Most Beautiful Place in America.”
Fortuitously endowed, Sedona is situated in a unique geological area that has mesmerized tourists for decades. Surrounded by our red-rock monoliths, many of which have been named for objects their massive shapes resemble, Sedona is also situated at the mouth of beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is extraordinary in its untouched splendor.
Towering high above Sedona and its hallmark canyon is the geologically dominating Mogollon Rim, formed from ancient deposits of limestone, mudstone and sandstone when this area was the west coast of a still emerging continent. This awesome rim, which constitutes the southwestern boundary of the vast Colorado Plateau, is home to the largest contiguous stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world.
Whatever direction you travel, whether through the Canyon, or remaining in the city, there are sites and experiences to delight your eye and titillate your sensibility.
Below are just a few of our favorites, all of which are a hop, skip and a jump –or maybe a little farther – from The Center for the New Age.
Chapel of the Holy Cross
What better place than in New Age Sedona should the visitor find this 50 year old chapel that features a reinforced cross jutting from a 100 foot high red rock wall and soaring 90 feet into the air, plus a 360 degree panoramic view. The Chapel, inspired by the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, is located on Highway 179, 3 miles south of the Center for the New Age.
Oak Creek Canyon
Site of Oak Creek Recreation Area, this canyon features great hiking, good fishing, convenient camping, and a natural water slide. Some of the healers at the Center for the New Age take clients to visit secret vortexes in this, one of the richest riparian areas in the country. Drive north of Sedona on Highway 89A.
Red Rock Crossing
This favorite spot is where majestic Cathedral Rock, the spectacular feminine vortex, is fronted by splashing Oak Creek, making this scene one of the most photographed sights in Sedona. As a matter of fact, this is the imposing red rock formation on the Center for the New Age home page. Red Rock Crossing is located just off Upper Red Rock Loop Road accessed from Highway 89A
Palatki and Honanki
Large and beautiful ancient ruins with impressive displays of rock art and the site, some believe, of a New Age portal. Travel 9 miles west of the Center for the New Age on Hwy 89A to FR 525, a dirt road. Follow signs approximately 7 miles to Palatki, and continue another 3 miles to Honanki.
Montezuma Castle National Monument
One of the largest and oldest cliff dwellings in the entire Southwest, this fascinating ruin was home to the Sinagua who farmed at the base of this tall structure. Montezuma Well, an immense sinkhole that provided water to the Sinagua, is nearby. Take I-17 25 miles south of Sedona to Exit 289.
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
The New Age movement is concerned with the health of Mother Earth and her creatures. This park is sensitive to our animal brethren and features more than 100 acres of wilderness at its Camp Verde location (Hwy 260). The gardenlike setting includes animals in their natural habitats where they interact with human companions, and visitors actually encounter the kingdom of the wild. Take a safari tour or “walk about” and be awed by majestic predators or kissed by a friendly giraffe.
Tibetan Buddhist Stupa
A Stupa is a “Spiritual Monument” representing the Buddha’s body, his speech and his mind. This sanctuary where a 24 hour prayer vigil is held, is open to everyone and is only one of two locations in the United States built by Kunzang Palyul Choling, an international Tibetan Buddhist organization whose leader is the first Western woman to have been formally recognized as a reincarnate lama by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. To get to the Stupa, follow these directions: Highway 89A west approximately 2-1/2 miles from the Center for the New Age; right onto Andante Drive (Circle K); left onto Pueblo which is about a mile from the highway.
The Center for the New Age
We have a vast array of crystals and gemstone jewelry, as well as deities and other aspects of the New Age in our store and our selection of New Age books and music of the New Age is without compare.
So come see us when you are in Sedona, the capital of the New Age movement!