While Sedona is a small town with just over 10,000 residents, it experiences an influx of 3 million tourists annually. And many of these tourists are looking for the best Sedona hiking trails into the red rock canyons and stark desert beauty that defines Sedona.

Not only are people seeking out hiking trails, many come in search of the vortexes that also define Sedona.

Sedona vortexes are centers of heightened spiritual and metaphysical energy that are believed to promote healing along, with creating a special space for meditation and self-exploration.

Believe what you will, but each of these 7 hiking trails, linked to a vortex or not, will inspire and recharge you, and at the very least, bring about a heightened sense of the beauty that is Sedona. West Fork Trail

Trailhead GPS: 34.99057, -111.74292

Parking: Parking fills up fast and is $11 per vehicle. Arrive early to ensure a spot. The entrance to the Call of the Canyon Day Use Area is on a bend in the road, and you’ll see a sign marked “West Fork Oak Creek”.

Distance: 7.2 miles out and back Difficulty: Easy, 820 feet of elevation gainWith towering cliffs, 13 water-crossings, ruins from the 1870s Mayhew Cain cabin and of course the stunning Sedona views, this Sedona hiking trail will both awe you and close in on you. That’s how you know you are at the end, when the canyon walls no longer allow you to go further in, unless you wade the creek […]