Trip to Sedona – Cathedral Rock and Crescent Moon Picnic Site

The next morning we went in search of the Cathedral Rock.  There are two approaches to Cathedral Rock.  The more iconic trail, Cathedral Rock Trailhead, is very busy and parking is limited.  If you get there too late (early- to mid-morning) the road to the parking lot is closed.  The less-traveled trails are on the opposite side of Oak Creek.  We chose to hike along the creek from the Crescent Moon Picnic Site.  There were easy trails with some views of Cathedral Rock. There were also view on the road to the picnic site.

Cathedral Rock from Chavez Ranch Rd
Cathedral Rock from Chavez Ranch Rd

 

Cathedral Rock from Upper Red Rock Loop Rd
Cathedral Rock from Upper Red Rock Loop Rd

Here is a view from the trail in the picnic area.

Cathedral Rock from Trail Along Oak Creek
Cathedral Rock from Trail Along Oak Creek

There were some very flat red rock formations along the creek.

Flat Red Rock Along Oak Creek
Flat Red Rock Along Oak Creek

One last look at Cathedral Rock as we headed back into town.

Last View of Cathedral Rock Along Red Rock Loop
Last View of Cathedral Rock Along Red Rock Loop

Next stop, another hike from a neighborhood trail head.

Mark

2 thoughts on “Trip to Sedona – Cathedral Rock and Crescent Moon Picnic Site

  1. All of your Sedona images are so wonderful, Mark. It looks like a great trip. Next time you make it this far west, you are welcome here 🙂

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