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Stunning Sedona Scenery Will Give You A Case Of Wanderlust

Being locked up for the pandemic means now is the time to start dreaming about visiting Sedona when restrictions lighten up – think of all the sights there to see!

Stunning Sedona Scenery Will Give You A Case Of Wanderlust

As you drive into town, you can see the city set against the backdrop of the sprawling Red Rock Desert.

There’s cacti everywhere.

The pads and fruit of the prickly pear cactus are delicious.

There’s plenty of other gorgeous plants too, though.

Antelope Canyon is…mind-bogglingly beautiful.

When you go hiking, you’ll find some amazing spots to stop and take a break.

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Those Sedona sunsets just hit different, ya feel me? • • FUN FACT: The first documented human presence in the Sedona area dates to between 11,500 and 9000 B.C. It was not until 1995 that a Clovis projectile point discovered in Honanki revealed the presence of the Paleo-Indians, who were big game hunters. Around 9000 B.C., the pre-historic Archaic people appeared in the Verde Valley. These were hunter-gatherers and their presence in the area was longer than in other areas of the Southwest, most likely because of the ecological diversity and large amount of resources. They left by 300 A.D. There is an assortment of rock art left by the Archaic people in places near Sedona such as Palatki and Honanki. • Around 650 A.D., the Sinagua people entered the Verde Valley. Their culture is known for its art such as pottery, basketry and their masonry. They left rock art, pueblos, and cliff dwellings such as Montezuma Castle, Honanki, Palatki and Tuzigoot, especially in the later period of their presence. The Sinagua abandoned the Verde Valley about 1400 A.D. Researchers believe the Sinagua and other clans moved to the Hopi mesas in Arizona and the Zuni and other pueblos in New Mexico. • The Yavapai came from the west when the Sinagua were still there in the Verde Valley around 1300 A.D. They were nomadic hunter-gatherers. Some archaeologists place the Apache arrival in the Verde Valley around 1450 A.D. Many Apache groups were nomadic or seminomadic and traveled over large areas.

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Pink sunsets, red rocks, color everywhere.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is totally worth a visit!

You never know when you’ll come across one of the cool native reptiles.

And other wildlife.

You can do yoga with a beautiful view.

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And that’s a wrap. Peace out, Sedona✌🏻

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Your best friend can keep you company.

See the desert from above, via a hot air balloon ride.

Sedona can really get the creative juices flowing, which is why the area draws so many talented artists.

The food is delicious…

…fresh…

…and healthy.

Have we mentioned how beautiful the area is?

If you’ve been to Sedona, you already know you want to come back, and if you haven’t been, don’t put it off – start planning now!