Crush Sedona in a Weekend

Ladies leave your man at home. It's time for a BabeCation.

Sedona is great for a few reasons, it offers tons of gorgeous trails, at fairly easy difficulty levels. The little town is super cute, with a hippie flavor. The red rocks and canyons are absolutely gorg. And there are like, vortexes. Dayum. What's not to love! 

Full disclaimer, we opted to go fancy AF this time, forgoing our tents to stay in a Villa at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa. This place did not disappoint, I highly recommend it. So don't judge us, you don't even knowww us. Geez.

There's nothing quite like trekking 10+ miles a day with your lady crushes & copious amounts of vino. If you're like us, you spend your work weeks in a cube, anticipating those weekends you can escape to the mountains. Insert: the weekend warriors. Here's how we crushed Sedona in a weekend. 

Pro tip: if you're a more advanced hiker looking for more of a challenge, step your game up with some wine.


Day 1: Our afternoon check in left us a few hours to scope out the town & head up to Cathedral Rock for a sunset hike. This is a must do! The hike is only 3 miles round trip and pretty easy. There is a decent incline towards the top. But do not fret ladies, it'll surely tone those glutes for that summer cheeky you've been eyeing. Be sure to grab your headlamp & bottle(s) of red. The trail ends at the edge of a cliff, which is puuurfect for a sunset post up & photo opp. 

Rain Drop. Drop Top. We headed towards Cathedral Rock.

In case a cliff itself isn't clear enough, this sign is there to help you not go off the deep end. Literally.

Day 2: First to the trailhead, first to the top you slackers! We chose to get Devil's Bridge done early to beat the crowds. It is one of the more touristy hikes in Sedona. #Worthit. There WILL be a line to snap a pic on the bridge. Be sure to take a super basic picture here & add it to every social media account, like duh. Hike #2 and my fave of the trip, so a little drumroll here is appreciated - Fay Canyon. Summarized: short, easy, but unreal views. When you reach a point that seems like the end of the hike, it's not. This is just one reason why I have trust issues! Onward ho, people! It's steep and seems a bit sketch, but you'll be fine as long as you're not a noob who wore denim + opened toed sandals. Hike #3 - chasing that sunset at Bell Rock. We were running late to catch the sunset, so we yogged (the "j" is silent) this bad boy. Not sure if we just got suuuper lucky or what. But this night's sunset was unreal! The colors we saw, reflecting off the red rocks, were unbelievably gorgeous.

Devil's Bridge, Basic Betch Addish.

You can't sit with us (at Fay Canyon).

Womantical sunset picnic at Bell Rock.

Day 3: Wakey wakey! (Isn't unreal how easy it is to wake up when you have something cool planned?! Sorry work, you just ain't that cool). Last hike of our trip - Doe Mountain, which was a rec from a local we met at Fay Canyon. Aaron, if you're reading this, you're a babe, but that hat needs to go. Pro tip: always ask which trails are the best from the people who live there and actually hike. This should be common sense, am I right?! Anywho, moving on, this was pretty cool, once you reach the top, check out the mesa. It'll give you great 360 degree views of the area. It reminded me of Lion King when Mufasa was all like "One day Simba, all of this will be yours. Everything the light touches..." Anyways, pretty amazing way to spend your morning. 

Well, there you have it ladies and gents. Remember, it's called work-life balance. But there is only balance if you make it happen. Report to no one, make no excuses, and beastmode that 8 hour drive home. Just find you a tribe you won't want to punch in the face after spending a full weekend with. Class dismissed.

Cheers,
Chief

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Karin Victoria Peck

As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart †