Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lovely Sedona

When the weather cooled down a bit, we moved to our favorite boondocking spot between Cottonwood and Sedona.  Man, do I love Sedona!  Even driving into town is a picture.

As promised in the last post, here’s the story of the third drive we took that we’ll never do again.  I’ve always wanted to drive up Schnebly Hill Road as it climbs 2000 feet from Sedona to the top of the Mogollon Rim.  It’s, at minimum, a high clearance road, but we had tried it in our Ford Escape and didn’t feel comfortable.  Now that we have a 4-wheel-drive truck, we knew it was time to do it.

I made Ron let me out so I could take a picture of the road.  This was pretty typical, although there were a few worse sections.

Beautiful views all the way up.

And after the longest and slowest 5 miles imaginable, we made it to the top.  In the distance, you can see route 89A, which is the easy way to climb up the rim through Oak Creek Canyon.
 Needless to say, we took an easier route back down.

We also did the Chimney Rock loop, hiking among all those gorgeous red rocks. 

Chimney Rock is actually a double, but looks single from this angle.

We passed Lizard Head Rock.

But, really, doesn’t this look more like a lizard?  In fact, I see two lizards.

Looking back, in the distance we could see the Mogollon Rim that we drove up the day before. 


  1. That's certainly a rough road. I Googled Sedona and there are some interesting buildings there.

  2. We loved visiting Sedona at Christmas ... holiday cheer with beautiful scenery and a dusting of snow, but otherwise warm. We started to do the Schnebly Hill road ... didn’t get far before we chickened out.

  3. There is beauty in every direction around Sedona. Glad you enjoyed it.
    We took the Jeep tour figuring our Dually wouldn't quite fit.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. We haven't been to Sedona for several years. We will have to return.