When the sun hits them just right, Sedona’s spindly towers, grand buttes, and flat-topped rock formations appear as if they’re lit from within by a giant furnace. They blaze an incandescent crimson, cinnamon, gold and orange. It’s a magnificent site that stopped my boyfriend, our rescue dog, and myself in our tracks on the hiking trail one late spring afternoon.
“Wow,” he said as he wrapped an arm around me.
I couldn’t muster many more words myself. Even the dog, Duke, seemed impressed. Sedona’s famed red rocks are always beautiful, but this extra glow was surreal in its beauty, almost spiritual feeling. I guess this makes sense because Sedona’s other signature is its spiritual vortex sites where the earth’s electromagnetic energy lines are said to intersect. If that sounded like new age-y nonsense to you, the surrounding natural beauty will nonetheless humble you.
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