Cathedral Rock – Sedona

Marty CohenArizona, Landscape, Sedona12 Comments

Cathedral Rock -  Sedona

Cathedral Rock as seen from Upper Red Rock Loop Road

Last week, we took a driving trip to visit family and friends. Part of that trip included five days in Sedona and it was wonderful to see friends and people with whom we worked when we lived there. In addition, we got to spend some real quality time with newer friends we met on our Morocco trip, and that was a lot of fun.

Sedona Oak Creek 1One of Sedona’s most famous and most photographed landmarks is Cathedral Rock. It is located in the Coconino National Forest about a mile west of Arizona Route 179. Geologically, it is carved from the Permian Schnebly Hill formation, a red bed sandstone formed from coastal sand dunes near the shoreline of the ancient Pedregosa Sea.

The summit elevation of Cathedral Rock is 4,921 feet. An older name (no longer used) was “Court House Rock.” Many of the photos taken of it are with a view of Oak Creek below at Red Rock Crossing.  I took the photo to the right 10 years ago and it shows Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek running below it. (Geological information source Wikipedia.)

12 Comments on “Cathedral Rock – Sedona”

  1. I love clouds and you certainly capture them and the wonderful colors in these pictures. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    1. Thank Lenny. I went back with my camera the day after we all drove down that road. Hope you had an uneventful, but fun remainder of your drive back home.

  2. Amazing beauty captured by you. I am lucky enough to have a framed print. Your art is my favorite art.

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