Amazingly, there is a gorgeous hike right next to Sedona’s airport. During this hike you can see panoramic views of Sedona's best-known red rock formations from the north side. The hike begins with a steep drop off to the left so wear shoes with good traction. I recommend doing this hike in the evening. As the sun sets it blanketed the mountains in soft light and the cactus needles glow radiantly. There is also a short detour to a mini-mesa that's a popular vortex spot. Along this hike, there are large patches of green cactus, a stark contrast to the red rocks. Complimentary colors harmonious in nature. Be sure to bring a headlamp, or get back to your car before the sun falls. Sedona has laws set for no light pollution, so the city gets very dark at night.
Trailhead location: Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
Loop Trail Hike: 3.5 miles
Elevation change: 314 ft