Travelling through Arizona in the winter months is very pleasant. The daytime climate is mild but do remember that the temperatures can drop considerably at night, ranging from zero to five degrees. Make a stop in the desert town of Sedona and marvel at the famous red rock landscape. Red Rock State Park is noted for its steep canyon walls, red-rock buttes, and pine forests.
The town is known for its vibrant arts community, many alternative shops, spas, and art galleries in the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. On the edge of town, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots.
There are also 4WD tours that lead to some fantastic views for those who don’t wish to go hiking. Learn about how the original inhabitants of the area lived by visiting the Tuzigoot National Monument and the 6000-year-old Palatki Ruin, an ancient cliff dwelling built by the Southern Sinagua tribe.