If you are planning a trip to the red rocks this winter, take a moment to look over our Winter Guide To Sedona, AZ! We have many guests who love to visit us in Sedona, Arizona in the winter months, especially over the holidays. Sedona is less crowded and hotel rates are lower. If you are lucky Sedona will get a little snow during your visit and transform the red rocks into a winter wonderland! Snow is not a common occurrence, some years we have very little! Others we have enough to frost the red rocks like a layer cake! Because we have a lot of afternoon sun, the snow usually melts quickly, but while it is here it is downright breathtaking!
With all that said…
If you are considering visiting us during the winter months, we have highlighted some of the fun things to do. Of course Hiking and photography rank high on our list! Also included are some of the most anticipated winter events that take place in January and February 2020. Popular events include the RunSedona, Sedona VegFest, and the Chocolate Lovers’ Valentine’s Celebration! And let us not forget, the Sedona International Film Festival, one of the most popular events of the year!
We hope this Sedona guide helps you plan some winter fun in Sedona, to see even more events please visit our Sedona events page. If you would like to stay at our Sedona hotel during the winter months make sure to check out our Sedona Hotel Specials page, there a few lodging deals you may like to take advantage of. If you would like to learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Sky Rock Inn of Sedona.
Winter Guide For Sedona, AZ – Fun Things to Do
Hiking Sedona in the Winter Months
During the winter months, Sedona’s early morning and night time weather definitely carry a chill! There are some mornings we can be in the low 30’s with afternoon temps between 50 and 60. The afternoon temperatures are ideal for those of us who love to hike the red rocks. One of the hikes our guests and staff like to take in the wintertime is Bell Rock Pathway. One of our frequent winter guest loves to head out to the trail around 9:00 am carrying a thermos of hot tea with her for morning and water for afternoon. As long as the sun visits us during the day the trail heats up nicely.
Winter Hiking Tips
Make sure to dress in layers, make sure to take along water, energizing snack, cell phone, extra socks, wear hiking boots for a better grip.
If you are hiking alone, please let someone know where you will be hiking. You can always stop by the front desk and let us know you will be hiking alone and where you are going to hike. It is always smart to take the phone number of the hotel you are staying at in case you need to reach them.
Time your hike appropriately, once the sun starts going down it is cold!
Sedona is beautiful to photo in the winter whether you are catching snow clouds moving in over the red rocks, a dusting of snow or a clear crisp winter day! If you love to snap photos we highly suggest picking a day centered on taking snaps of your favorite scenes. Some of our favorite place to shoot from are the Sedona airport, our hotels terraced balconies and Bell Rock Pathway. If it snows the chapel and the sculptures at Tlaquepaque make for a unique and artistic showcase of photos.
Winter Sedona Entertainment
On those cold days when it may be too chilly to hike or snap some photos look into enjoying some entertainment. The Mary D. Fisher Theatre features some great independent films you may not get the chance to see in your home town. You can also find live entertainment most nights at Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and Sound Bites Grill!