Sedona Vortexes

A vortex is a place, usually on or near an interesting rock formation, where people have reported feeling inspired by a beneficial source of energy. If you're skeptical, that's okay - looking for vortexes (vortices?) is still a fun excuse for a hike.

Guided vortex tours are available in Sedona, and some of them can take you to a few of the more out-of-the-way places; but if you'd like to try some vortex hunting on your own, the list below will get you started. (Note that a parking pass is required at all of these locations.)


Where the Vortexes Are

little airport mesa Airport Mesa
On the "mini mesa" to the northeast of the main mesa (or in the saddle between it and the main mesa)
kachina woman at the entrance to boynton canyon Boynton Canyon
Near the Kachina Woman rock formation (especially at the knoll right in front of her, at the end of the Vista Trail)
north side of bell rock Bell Rock
Anywhere on Bell Rock (best climbed from the north)
spaceship rock Spaceship Rock
At the base, facing Courthouse Butte
east side of cathedral rock Cathedral Rock
(1) In the gaps between the spires;
(2) along the Templeton Trail between Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Crossing
cowpies vortex formation on munds trail (schnebly hill road) Munds Trail (Schnebly Hill Road)
On the swirly "cow pies" rock formation

Vortex Map (click for details & directions)

Sedona Vortex Map - click a location for more information.


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