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Cathedral Rock, Sedona

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Cathedral Rock is one of four rock formations in Sedona believed by New Age adherents to contain a power vortex. The most-photographed formation in the area, Cathedral Rock is believed to contain feminine or magnetic energy, which encourages relaxation. The energy has been reported strongest where Oak Creek is closest to Cathedral Rock.

The most popular photo of the formation shows the waters of Oak Creek with Cathedral Rock in the background. This gorgeous view can be had by driving south of Ariz. 89A and a bit west of the turnoff for Boynton Canyon to Upper Red Rock Loop Road, which leads to Crescent Moon Recreation Area. Hiking trails lead up to Cathedral Rock from Crescent Moon.

Quick Facts on Cathedral Rock

Site Information
Names:Cathedral Rock
Categories:Sacred Rocks
Faiths:New Age
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Sedona, Arizona, USA
Coordinates:34.818549° N, 111.792884° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Cathedral Rock

Below is a location map and aerial view of Cathedral Rock. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.


  1. Frommer's Arizona
  2. Sedona's Energy Vortexes - Love Sedona
  3. Sedona Vortex Map (PDF)
  4. Reviews of Bell Rock – TripAdvisor
  5. Reviews of Boynton Canyon - TripAdvisor
  6. Sedona exerts a strong pull on seekers of many sorts – Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2002
  7. Vortex Experience in Sedona - Sedona New Age Center

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Title:Cathedral Rock, Sedona
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:04/18/2009
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