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5 Great Eco-Tourism Options in Sedona

by: Editor on 12/31/2013

When staying at the BEST WESTERN Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas, you will get more than luxurious rooms and great customer service.  You will also have an excellent location close to numerous eco-tourism attractions.

Red Rock State Park: Sedona is famous for its beautiful red rocks, so a trip to this area wouldn’t be complete without exploring all the beauty of this novelty at the Red Rock State Park.  Plan a day to take a hike through the park’s trails, and don’t forget your camera!

Secret Mountain: Sedona’s Secret Mountain Wilderness is the perfect place for an adventurous camping trip.  Located in the northwestern portion of Sedona at the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, this mountain area lives up to its name with high mountains, deep forests, large canyons, red rocks, natural arches and the west fork of Oak Creek.  See if you can discover what the secret of the mountain is and enjoy a trip like no other.

Sycamore Canyon: Red Rock Country’s second largest canyon provides a perfect backdrop for photo opportunities with its rare and beautiful scenery.  With colorful rock formations, numerous varieties of desert plants, rare wildlife and a lush riparian habitat along Sycamore Creek with secluded blue pools, you can spend days just exploring all the different and spectacular scenic spots. Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a black bear, mountain lion, ringtail cat, rapture birds and other amazing wildlife while hiking through this area.

Vortex Tour: Vortex refers to an area of concentrated energy. The vortexes of Sedona are believed to be sacred.  These sites have powerful spiritual significance, and are a popular place for people to visit who are seeking vision, wisdom, support and meditation.  There are a number of these vortex sites in the Sedona area, including upflow and inflow vortexes.  Make sure you take some time to visit these sites while in Sedona.

Oak Creek: Home to the rare desert riparian habitat, this creek is a must-see while in the area.  Take a hike along the creek and discover numerous species of lizards, amphibians, fish, insects, beavers and birds.  This is an excellent spot for the budding scientist and will make a great addition to your wildlife photo album.

Spring In Sedona!

by: Christy on 1/21/2013

Sedona is a great place to visit no matter the time of year but spring is extra special. Leaves are blooming, the creek is flowing, sunsets are more spectacular, and the weather- who can miss the weather?! We invite you to relish the spring weather this year with us at the Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble in Sedona!

Favorite Hike?

by: Christy on 10/18/2012

Locals and visitors often find they have a favorite hike in Sedona. Have you explored West Fork, Red Rock Crossing, Doe Mesa, or Beaver Creek? Often once you’ve been to one location, you can’t wait to try another one. It’s the Sedona ‘hiking bug’ and we hope you catch it soon!

Let our staff help you find a map, one of their favorite locations, or the place to get the best gear and picnic lunch for your next hike.

Sedona Is For Everyone!

by: Christy on 10/3/2012

Sedona is often called ‘Red Rock Country’ and is considered a four seasons playground. Whether art, shopping, relaxing at a spa, dining on local cuisine, spiking your adrenaline with an outdoor activity, or learning about the history of the area is what you have in mind- Sedona is the place for everyone. Young and old alike can find what pleases them in Sedona.

Jeep tours, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, shopping, star-gazing, dining, and relaxing are all a part of Sedona. We welcome you to find what fits you and while you’re at it- enjoy the view, Sedona is for everyone!

West Fork Trail Hike

by: Christy on 9/26/2012

Looking for a great spot to see the leaves changing? Head up Oak Creek Canyon and visit West Fork Trail. It’s a nice drive up the Canyon, an easy hike for anyone and can be taken at your own pace. Stop and wander across the bridge over Oak Creek and find so many spots to take pictures, you won’t believe what you’ve captured when you get back to your room.

Let us show you the way when you visit the Front Desk and you’ll be hiking West Fork before you know it!

Best View!

by: Christy on 9/19/2012

The Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas has something in Sedona that everyone wants- a room, breakfast, pool, exercise room, tennis court, creekside access and more, all with a view! In a spot that has views of the Mogollon Rim, Snoopy Rock, Mitten Rock, Elephant Rock and countless others, it’s no wonder why so many visitors call this their favorite place to stay in Sedona. Lounging poolside or peering from your patio door- the view is beautiful everyday. The Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas- enjoy it all with a view!