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Cathedral Rock from Red Rock Crossing – Sedona, Arizona

EXIF Data: f/20, 1/10 sec, 27mm

During an extended project I was assigned to in Phoenix a photo buddy of mine invited me to head up to Sedona on a day trip with him. I didn’t need a second invitation. It was my first real experience in Red Rock country. The only problem was that it was a day trip, but we made the best of it. Thanks Gene!


Cathedral Rock is a famous landmark on the Sedona, Arizona skyline, and is one of the most-photographed sights in Arizona, USA. Cathedral Rock is located in the Coconino National Forest in Yavapai County, about a mile (1.6 km) west of Arizona Route 179, and about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of the “Y” intersection of Routes 179 and 89A in uptown Sedona. The summit elevation of Cathedral Rock is 4921 ft. (1500 m.).

Red Rock Crossing is a scenic former ford across Oak Creek, with photogenic views of Cathedral Rock. The crossing was washed out in a flood in 1978, and there are no current plans to reopen it to automobile traffic. Past proposals to build a bridge at Red Rock Crossing met vociferous opposition. Most of the crossing is included in the Coconino National Forest’s Crescent Moon Ranch recreation area. -Wikipedia

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