- Type: Hiking, Natural Wonders
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Sedona's visitors often hear talk of vortexes, which are cyclones of energy that come directly from the earth and can be felt by those in their presence. These vortexes are represented by the uniquely shaped rock formations believed to emit energy.
There are four primary vortexes in Sedona, each emanating its own unique energy. The Airport Vortex, along Highway 89A just west of the intersection of routes 89A and 179 (the "Y") is said to produce a masculine energy, strengthening one's self-confidence and motivation. The Cathedral Rock Vortex near Red Rock State Park fosters feminine aspects like patience and compassion. The Boynton Canyon Vortex, northwest of the "Y" along Dry Creek Road, offers balance between masculine and feminine energies. And the Bell Rock Vortex, south of the "Y" along Highway 179, offers a combination of the other three. There are also a variety of smaller, more subtle vortexes found throughout the area.
Visitors can splurge on a vortex tour, which are provided by several of Sedona's tour companies. However, you can save some money by searching for spirituality on your own. Many of the New Age shops and boutiques in town are happy to point you in the right direction and offer up free maps. For more information on Sedona's vortexes, visit the Sedona Tourism Board's website.