Whether or not you love or hate the Pumpkin Spice Latte, its arrival on the coffee menu heralds fall foliage, pumpkin patches, and chunky sweaters. If you live in Arizona or are planning a trip to explore this desert state, grab your favorite thermos and head out to these stunning Sedona views.
Nothing is better than coffee with a view.
6 of the Best Sedona Views to Drink a PSL
1. Visit Red Rock State Park
This 286-acre nature preserve tops every list as it offers many nooks and crannies for exploring the jaw-dropping scenery of Sedona. Depending on your level of intensity, you can choose easy trails to take your latte on for relaxed sipping or a tougher hike with a thermos of latte to celebrate at the summit. Red Rock State Park allows for the perfect choose-your-own-adventure setting.
Location: 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
2. Chapel of the Holy Cross
Not in the mood for hiking? Drive yourself and your pumpkin spice latte to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Easily one of the most extraordinary architectures in the world, the chapel was constructed between two huge formations of red rocks. The doors of the chapel are open to those who want to enter to pray, marvel, or light a candle.
Location: 780 Chapel Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336-7064
3. Sedona Airport Mesa and Overlook
If you want an easy hike with eye-popping views, the Airport Mesa is for you. Many photographers, amateur and professional, flock to this location for amazing sunset photos. The Airport Mesa hike provides a 360-degree view, and it’s a 3.5-mile, mostly flat hike. However, if your pumpkin spice latte is afraid of heights, beware that this trail includes a few steep drop-offs. So keep your latte close, but you really shouldn’t miss the red rock views on this trail.
Overlook Location: 1185 Airport Rd Sedona, AZ 86336
Trail Location: 483 Airport Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
4. Crescent Moon Picnic Site
Sneak away to this picnic site, also known as Red Rock Crossing, with your favorite hot beverage to marvel at the majestic Cathedral Rock. If the Oak Creek is calm, you may even catch the rippling reflection of the famous rock in its waters. Over the years, this spot has become more and more popular. To get the view to yourself, you need to beat the crowds early on the weekend or during the week. And if you feel more adventurous, you can take a quick hike as well.
Location: 333 Red Rock Crossing Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336
5. Cathedral Rock
Sitting at the Crescent Moon Picnic Site might not be adventurous enough for you and your beverage of choice. Lace up your hiking shoes to explore the trail and rock formations of Cathedral Rock. The trail starts off in the woods and gradually becomes red-rock shelf, becoming steeper with every step. If your latte came for the ride and view, be sure that it’s secured somewhere else other than your hand.
Location: Coconino National Forest
6. Uptown Sedona
A sweet tourist spot, Uptown Sedona puts visitors in the mind for an easy stroll. Your PSL is the perfect companion for an easy souvenir shopping experience or for meandering through the history stroll, that provides details about the ancient rock formations. You can take in the natural beauty while picking up gifts for friends and family and signing up for excursions to explore Sedona.
Location: intersection of Arizona 89A and 179
Love or hate the Pumpkin Spice Latte, no one can argue that Sedona provides the perfect backdrop for drinking a fall-inspired beverage. And when you’re done with your PSL, it’s time to mount your Arizona ATV and adventure to more little-known spots of Sedona.