Sedona, Arizona, is known worldwide for its fantastic red rock formations, and locals and tourists alike flock here in the summer to enjoy the many great hikes and enjoy the cool water of Oak Creek. During the summer months, the town and surrounding area can be very crowded. In the winter months, this all changes. The trails are free of people, and the city enjoys a bit of a rest from the crush of visitors.
During the winter months, Sedona can get a dusting of snow from time to time, mostly limited to the tops of the surrounding red rocks. However, on occasion, a cold winter storm will pass through the area and drop the snow levels. We like to visit Sedona during these times, as the landscape takes on a whole new look.
Bell Rock Pathway
The Bell Rock Pathway provides fantastic views of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte.
Yavapai Vista Trail
One of the best trails in Sedona is the Yavapai Trail. The Yavapai Vista Trail is one of the most used trails in Sedona. The trail leads to a flat rock shelf that provides an outstanding view of Lee Mountain, Courthouse Butte, and Gibraltar Peak. Following a snowstorm in Sedona, we headed up the trail to capture the view with snow.
Along the way, we spotted this great-looking juniper tree with snow.
Continuing along the trail, you slowly gain elevation, and Lee Mountain, Gibraltar Point, and Courthouse Butte come into view.
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