Sedona is known for many incredible things, from historic breathtaking red rocks to world renowned southwestern art. Sedona is also known for being a spiritual center point that welcomes all, within that spiritual openness there are four famous energy vortexes. At this point you might be asking yourself, what exactly is a vortex? Energy vortexes are said to strengthen the inner being of anyone who is near one – or even as far as a quarter mile away. The energy from a vortex is said to be similar to the energy found in each individual’s core energy center, which is why many people who visit Sedona’s historic sites can feel the vortex energy. Sedona vortexes are natural geomagnetic points that create a swirling energy center radiating from the earth’s surface. Many people have reported feeling inspired by these beneficial spiritual energy sources, which are also said to facilitate balance, prayer, healing, and intuitiveness. People come from far and wide to experience this unique energy.
Vortexes are said to strengthen either the feminine side, the masculine side, or sometimes a balance of the two. The feminine side strengthens characteristics like kindness, compassion, and patience. The masculine side strengthens traits including reasoning, decisiveness, and self-confidence. A good balance will strengthen honesty, openness, intimacy and commitment. Sedona has four main energy vortexes. Some are off the beaten path and require a hike – though not a strenuous one – to reach. The four main vortexes in Sedona are the Airport Mesa Vortex, Boynton Canyon Vortex, Bell Rock Vortex & Cathedral Rock Vortex. Whether you’re planning a new trip to Sedona or looking to add some new adventures to your scheduled visit, you can experience these vortexes with Detours by adding the “Touch the Earth” vortex jeep tour to your Sedona day tour.
Boynton Canyon Vortex
The Boynton Canyon vortex is located about 8 miles west of the Sedona “Y”. This energy vortex is said to strengthen spiritual balance and the energy from the vortex is claimed to twist many of the Juniper trees in the area. The Boynton Canyon Vortex can be accessed from Boynton Canyon Trail, from here, follow signs for the Vista Trail. Follow the red trail markers and you will soon arrive at a 30-foot-high hill where the energy is the strongest. The Vista Trail is another beautiful trail offering sweeping views of the valley and red rocks all around. This vortex is said to facilitate a balance between the masculine and feminine side, or yin+yang balance.
Bell Rock Vortex
Bell Rock is one of Sedona’s most known Vortex Meditation sites. It is an Upflow area (also referred to as Electric or Masculine) that is best for serenity and solving problems from a higher spiritual perspective. For decades seekers from around the world have used Bell Rock for contemplative reflection and inspiration. Bell Rock is claimed to be a powerful vortex, in an area of many vortices. Bell Rock is located off of Route 179 between Sedona and Oak Creek. The distinct shape makes it an easy one to spot. The energy at this vortex is very strong and is said to strengthen all three parts – the masculine side, feminine side, and balance.
Airport Mesa Vortex
The Airport Vortex can be accessed from Airport Road. A trail leads to the saddle between the hills and at the top of these hills, you can see breathtaking views of Sedona. Go later in the evening and take in the gorgeous sunset and the twinkling city lights. The Airport Vortex is said to strengthen the masculine side. Airport Mesa Vortex is an Upflow area (also called Electric or Masculine) that helps your spirit soar for a higher perspective or greater oneness and serenity. It is also the one of the few places in Sedona where you can get enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the entire town.
Cathedral Rock Vortex
The Cathedral Rock Vortex can be accessed by either hiking or climbing. The strongest energy of this vortex is said to be felt as you walk east along the creek towards Cathedral Rock. Marvel at the stunning, vibrant red rocks as you meander along the cool and calming creek. The energy at this vortex is said to strengthen the feminine side. Cathedral Rock is predominantly an Upflow Vortex (especially the 1st half of the trail) which allows a great platform for soaring and feeling inspired for greater oneness and serenity. The flat area halfway up also has wonderful views of Sedona and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The top saddles between the spire is one of Sedona’s best Combination Vortex (sometimes called Electromagnetic) areas that allow you to do more advanced spiritual skills and deeper forms of meditation.
Our expert tour guides recommend a guided day tour to Sedona from your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel for the most. There are plenty of things to do in Sedona but if a metaphysical Southwest experience is what you’re looking for, visiting an energy vortex is a must on your travel bucket list!