Red rocks of Sedona, Arizona

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Nestled amid striking red sandstone formations, Sedona's truly spectacular landscape has long attracted spiritual seekers, artists and healers. Many people believe that this area has a number of vortexes that radiate the earth's energy, and you'll find all sorts of alternative medicines and practices here, from rejuvenating bodywork to past-life workshops. But outdoorsy adventurers – and even die-hard skeptics and city slickers – have begun to see the light as well: there are some inimitable thrills to be had hiking, mountain biking and climbing amid these desert spires.


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Sedona is a desert oasis with four neighborhoods spread along its main thoroughfares, so you don’t need to venture too far to discover them all.  

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Sedona is also the best base to explore Northern Arizona. The once-remote ranching settlement is now surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, and it’s the…

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