Sedona is a great spot to visit, both as a jumping point to one of the many nearby attractions and for its wide variety of local spots. From hiking locations to nature preserves, shopping to fine dining, and so much more, you won’t lack for things to do. Of course, how you’re going to get there is its own important consideration, so here are some of the options that will be available for you when seeing the sights.
Public Sedona Transportation with the Verde Lynx and Cottonwood CAT
The Verde Lynx runs between the Cottonwood Library and uptown Sedona, offering a means of transportation that lets you get between the towns quickly and easily. It runs seven days a week but doesn’t run particularly late. Plan your schedule around its end times of 7:15 PM every day except Sunday, where it stops at 6:00 PM.
Similarly, the Cottonwood CAT service runs four routes that connect every 45 minutes. They offer both one way and all day passes, and routes will get you to Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Verde Village. Again, services don’t run particularly late, so plan accordingly.
Taxis, Lyft, and Uber
If you didn’t drive your own vehicle out this way and don’t plan on renting one, Sedona has some options to get you from point A to point B. Taxi services are an obvious option and are always just a quick phone call away. Red Rock Sedona Transportation is a great transport service for getting around Sedona, or to and from the airport, doing some sightseeing, or just running errands.
Of course, Lyft and Uber both run around the area, but keep in mind that access to these services is limited by area and driver ability, and there might not always be someone nearby to pick you up.
If you’re planning on leaving the downtown area, having your own vehicle is the best way to get around Sedona and all of its nearby attractions. Whether you’ve flown in to Flagstaff, Phoenix, or McCarran, you’ll be able to find a rental car service that meets your needs. This is the best way to access the scenic views Sedona has to offer on your own time.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous drive, Sedona Off-Road Center offers unique rentals that are specifically tailored to off road adventures. Create your own self-guided tour of the great outdoors with one of their vehicles.
Always keep in mind that parking can be limited during peak tourism times, but the town of Sedona has a few free parking lots available for use. If it looks like the town is busy while you’re visiting, be sure to know your options.
Getting Around on Foot
If you’re staying in town for the day, plenty of Sedona is easily traversable on foot. Plenty of the shops and restaurants are within walking distance of each other, so once you’ve found the right spot to park or have yourself dropped off at, you can spend hours without having to worry about getting back in a vehicle. It also helps that Sedona has hospitable weather all year round, so it’s unlikely that you’ll have to worry about any storms ruining your day.
However you choose to get around Sedona, I Love Sedona has the perfect property waiting for you. You’ll always have a safe spot to return to when you finish your day, whether you were casually walking around town, off-roading, or driving around the park.