Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon and Red Rocks State Park - Information



Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
The northern Arizona city of Sedona was founded in 1902 and named after Sedona Schnelby, wife of the city's first postmaster.The city itself sits at the southern end of Oak Creek Canyon in Red Rock Country. It's here where the high country of the Colorado Plateau drops 2000 feet at the Mogollon Rim and meets the sandy expanse of the upper Sonora Desert. Red Rock country features some bizarre and dramatic rock formations - pinnacles, crested buttes and deep canyons - all in stunning shades of red, earth, scarlet, pink, rose and amber tones for as far as the eye can see. Over the years some of these formations have been given fanciful names such as the Merry-Go-Round, the Lovers and perhaps the most well known - Cathedral Rocks.

Oak Creek Canyon is 12 miles long and more than 1,500 feet deep and is believed by many to be the most beautiful canyon in the state - even rivalling the Grand Canyon. In fact the famous American Frank Lloyd Wright was so in awe of the canyon that he remarked that nothing should ever be built there to mar the natural beauty of the place. It was one of Wright's disciples Marguerite Brunwig Staude, that designed the Chapel of the Holy Cross that sits overlooking Sedona. The chapel, a huge modern structure, built in 1956 rises high from a base of pinnacled rock and nestles between two natural peaks. Set against a backdrop of red sandstone, the chapel is both an imposing and sympathetic structure. Oak Creek Canyon is also home to Slide Rock State Park originally the Pendley Homestead - a 43 acre historical apple farm. Sedona's location - surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of Red Rock country has turned it into a mecca for artists, retirees, mystics and nature lovers. View images of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon by Richard Lumb here. View images of Slide Rock State Park by Richard Lumb here Learn more about Slide Rock State Parkhere here. Menu:wildlife, trees,

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