Soak in the dramatic scenery of red desert hills and endless blue sky while hiking at Cathedral Rock. One of the state’s most iconic landmarks, the sandstone rock formation takes the shape of a cathedral perched majestically above the rest of the landscape. Wind through the rock’s three saddles, or gaps, on the short but steep 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike. Be sure to carry extra water and wear sturdy hiking shoes with you as the trail is rigorous in certain places. Use our Sedona trip planner to visit Cathedral Rock on your trip to Sedona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Tours to Cathedral Rock
2.5-Hour Sedona Sightseeing Tour with Sedona Hotel Pickup BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mogollon Rim Off-Road Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $67
Duration: 2 hours
Cathedral Rock reviews
Literally stole the breath from my body, never felt more alive - best hike I've ever done in my life. I need to find another one in the future. I don't know if any would compare. more »
This was our favorite hike in Sedona. It’s steep but manageable. Hiking boots are key because you need the grip on the rocks due to the incline. The view from the top is amazing. Go to the right at..... more »
Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Sedona. Relatively, easy hike.
More of an up and up than a walk. Definitely kicked my not in hiking shape behind. Great ledges to look over and take pictures from.
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