The Hilton Sedona Golf Resort & Spa is Sedona’s Luxury Golf Resort located amidst the spectacular beauty of Northern Arizona’s Red Rock Country in the heart of Sedona.
To see the Grand Canyon for the first time is an experience few people will forget. The canyon vista – with its incomprehensible size, deep color, and rich display of rock layers – is unmatched by any natural display on Earth.
But while the rock formations may seem arid and lifeless, the Grand Canyon is home to an astounding variety of creatures. In its mile-deep plunge, the Grand Canyon's terrain ranges from conifer forest to desert, with river niches in between.
The canyon is a monument to its own creation, owed mostly to the mighty Colorado River. Flowing from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River is the carving force behind this 277-mile-long chasm.
Visiting the Grand Canyon from Sedona is an easy day trip. There are a number of local tour operators that will take you there or you can drive yourself. To drive to the Grand Canyon from the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa you will travel north on Hwy 179 to Hwy 89A. Travel to Flagstaff on Hwy 89A through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, continue north through town to Hwy 180, which heads northwest through the Kaibab National Forest.
This scenic route circles the base of the majestic and ancient volcanic San Francisco Peaks. The highest peak is Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,637 feet. While enjoying the scenery, also be aware that you are passing through the southwestern portion of the vast, geologically significant Colorado Plateau, which is bordered by Phoenix, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver and Albuquerque.
After intersecting with Hwy 64, continue north to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and if this is your first time to the canyon, prepare for one of the most awesome sights of your life. Approximate drive time to the Grand Canyon is two hours.
To return to the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa follow Hwy 64 east along the rim, passing the historic lookout tower at Desert View before connecting with Hwy 89 at Cameron.
Turn south and enjoy another startling view of the San Francisco Peaks as you travel through the area where national monuments named Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano and Walnut Canyon are located.
After passing through downtown Flagstaff you are heading south on I-17. At this point you can return to Sedona on Hwy 89A or take I-17 40 miles to exit 298. Turn right onto Hwy 179 travel seven miles to the first round about which is Ridge Trail Drive.
During your stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa, if time permits, the national monuments of Montezuma's Castle, Tuzigoot, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano all tell engaging stories of the southwest and are an easy drive from the resort.
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