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.
One 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.)
I love clouds and you certainly capture them and the wonderful colors in these pictures. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
Thank you Janet. I’m glad you enjoy my photographs.
Never saw it look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing
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.
Looks other worldly with the gray sky behind the beautiful red rocks. Amazing.
Thank youi Laurie.
Just gotta love Sedona and it’s scenery. Lovely!
Thank you and Happy Birthday tomorrow.
Amazing beauty captured by you. I am lucky enough to have a framed print. Your art is my favorite art.
Hi Marty – It’s easy to forget how beautiful it is. Thanks for the reminder!
You’re welcome, glad you liked it Susan.