Roadtrip to Sedona, Arizona

Last week I spent 3 amazing days in captivating Sedona, Arizona. My bf and I thought it would be fun to go on a quick road trip to unplug for a few days, so we settled on Sedona, which is famous for its breathtaking red sandstone formations. We thought it would be extra fun to camp (which neither of us had done since we were kids!) so we bought some gear and drove 8 looooong hours from LA. 

We stayed at Cave Springs campground, which was deep in the forest and filled with plush, green, leafy trees. We didn’t have any cell reception or wifi, so I’d say it was a perfect spot to unplug! We woke up to the birds singing every morning at 5am and made ourselves coffee with a little burner stove— so simple yet so amazing at the same time. Waking up super early was actually helpful, since we wanted to do a lot of hiking and Sedona can get VERY hot in the afternoon. 🔥

Our first hike was the Airport Mesa Loop. Aside from the amazing 360-degree views, this is also a well-known “vortex” site which attracts a lot of visitors and seekers. Some people believe that earth has several vortexes, special spots where earth's energy flows— others believe that it’s something much more supernatural and can help with ones spiritual journey. Needless to say, I was very excited about visiting the vortex locations!

Bell Rock is another vortex site. Walking around there was very comfortable with wide paths and views as far as the eye can see. We arrived here in the afternoon when it was already boiling hot, so we did just a quick little loop. Sedona has amazing little restaurants and shops, so I highly recommend taking advantage of them in the afternoon to escape the heat. 

We also did a trail run and hike up to Devil’s Bridge. We got there very early in the morning so that we could run most of the 2+ miles each way without having to worry too much about the heat. The last quarter mile up to the bridge is very rocky and sometimes steep— not for everybody! 

My absolute favorite spot in Sedona was the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park where soothing, beautiful wind chimes take you to another world. You can walk through this natural desert garden and stop to meditate and quiet your mind. All the paths take you to the Amitabha Stupa, a 36-foot tall Buddhist shrine where people come for meditation, healing and spiritual awakening. The Peace Park is for spiritual seekers of all faiths and you can feel the soft, soothing energy all around the grounds. I highly recommend it. 🙏🏻💙

Xoxo,

 

Pia