Red rocks and lush greenery as far as the eye can see. After the obligatory stop at Chapel of The Holy Cross and an awesome lunch at Creekside Sedona, we met up with a few good friends and hiked down to a swimming hole in Oak Creek under the Midgley Bridge. There are some gentle rapids that rush over a smooth section of rock, forming a natural slide.
After cooling off, we got back in the car and drove a few miles east to do a short hike near Bell Rock. We climbed up to a spot that provided excellent views of the surrounding peaks and rock formations. Even on an overcast, drizzly day, it’s not hard to understand why people fall in love with this place. I’ll definitely be coming back.