Somewhat. What brings many vacationers to Sedona, Arizona are the magnificent Red Rocks that surrounds this location. Americans and those around the world continue to attract individuals like a magnet from all over the globe year round. Maps to the massive Red Rock Landmarks to hike are available practically anywhere in Sedona if you are looking for some adventure. Now you might have a relative or a friend that requires a wheelchair to get around. One question that is asked is:
“ARE THERE ANY HIKING TRAILS THAT ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE IN SEDONA?”
This is a very good question. Most people would assume “No there are none”. But believe it or not there are wheelchair accessible hiking areas in Sedona! The soils of Sedona are made from the sediment of the Red Rock as well and is equatable to hard-packed clay. This soil type makes a smooth surface for a wheelchair to roll over. But keep in mind, when it rains the hiking trails do end up being sloppy, so its best to go with your friend or a relative that has a wheelchair on sunny days. FOR THE MOST WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY HIKING TRAILS, SEE BELOW:
This park is in Cottonwood. At Dead Horse Ranch State Park has a great design with three fishing ponds if you like to fish. They are accessible by paths that go around the water ponds that are stocked with fish. Specifically, the Canopy Trail is a pathway accessible that is a quarter-mile loop that cottonwood trees overlap. The Canopy and Lagoon Trails are great areas to also do bird watching and other wildlife. You can also camp, picnic and again, fish! The area has ADA compliant restrooms at the day-use area and at the campgrounds.
Red Rock State Park, Crescent Moon Ranch at Red Rock Crossing is a wheelchair accessible and apart of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Arizona. People that come here can also see a Vortex (1 of 4 major ones). Traveling towards the back edge of the park towards Cathedral Rock to see this vortex. The path is accessible in 3 essential locations that some in wheelchairs could use a little support.
The very first area to be cautious of is the initial incline off the cemented path that leads to the Vortex due to the fact that there are a number of small rocks that could be challenging to go over, so watch out for those. Keep in mind though that the Red Rock sediment is extremely packed and easy to roll over. Nevertheless if you are walking or have a friend or family member in a wheelchair, it is worth the trek regardless of the obstacles. It is a treat to be able to see Cathedral Rock and experience the energy of the Vortex. Just be careful and cautious of the small obstacles, but in all, a good place to see!
Chapel of the Holy Cross is an inspirational landmark In Sedona and is built right into the Red Rock of the area. This church has very scenic views of Sedona’s surrounding area. Handicapped parking is available, but keep in mind that the walkway ramp to the church is pretty steep. Make sure you take a few stops up the ramp. The church is wheelchair accessible. There is a gift shop, but it is not wheelchair accessible. This is a huge landmark so be it wheelchair or not, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a must see!
Here is a nice video of Chapel Of The Holy Cross:
Video Credit: Sean Mallory