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The Camping in Sedona is among the most beautiful that I have seen in Arizona. It rivals only the Grand Canyon in visual ecstasy. Add that to the many New Age Energy Vortexes that surround Sedona, and you will become engulfed in a very spiritual environment!

The red rocks are absolutely gorgeous. There are literally hundreds of camp sites to choose from; primitive sites to highly maintained RV parks. The Climate makes for perfect camping weather in the summer, at 4,400 feet Sedona is about 15-20 degrees colder than Phoenix.

In the winter watch for snow and ice as it gets quite cold. There are many places that have picnic tables and grills and some even have RV hook-ups. Most of the sites are Pay per Day.

We like to go to the top of the rim and camp away from the crowds (nearly 3 million per year!) , there are some cool sites about 5-6 miles North of Slide Rock. Just continue past the Vista View Point about a mile or so and you will see them on the right. For those of you who love to be adventurous there is plenty of room for you. We have found several are places to camp on top of cliffs that furnish some of the most beautiful you will ever see in Arizona, especially at sunset.

Do be careful when camping this close to the rim however, a night of sleepwalking could end up with you at the bottom of Red Rock Canyon!


The City of Sedona is located about 23 miles south of Flagstaff, 110 miles north of Phoenix and 240 miles north of Tucson. Sedona is located just about where SR 89A and SR 179 meet up.

From Flagstaff: Highway 89A South for 23 miles. Or Interstate 17 south to the intersection with SR 179, (Exit 298) then west through the Village of Oak Creek.

From Phoenix: I-17 north to Camp Verde and SR 260 (Exit 287), then west to Cottonwood. Go north on Hwy. 89A to Sedona.

From Tucson: I-10 west and connect with I-17 north. Continue on I-17 north to Camp Verde and SR 260 (Exit 287), then West to Cottonwood. Go north on Hwy. 89A to Sedona.

Contact Information:

Sedona: Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86336 Call (800) 288-7336 or (520) 282-7722

City of Sedona 102 Roadrunner Dr. Sedona, AZ 86336 (520) 282-3113

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