What we liked most was the serene ambiance and striking scenery surrounding the area. We enjoyed hiking the nearby red rocks, exploring the trails and creeks, and searching for the better known vortexes like Boynton Canyon, Airport Mesa, Bell Rock, and Cathedral Rock. We liked walking around town, having dinner by the Oak Creek, going on an early morning balloon ride, a sunset Dosha Tour, a train ride to the Grand Canyon for the day, an outstanding early evening astronomy session hosted by our hotel and enjoying spa treatments. We spent a week exploring the sites and would gladly return to the area.
Currency United States dollar
How To Get There The best access at the time we visited was via flights to Phoenix. Once at the airport in Phoenix we rented a car and drove north about two hours along a state highway or a scenic road.
Location About 115 miles north of Phoenix between the Coconino National Forest and the Prescott National Forest.
Money Issues There were banks and ATMs (automatic teller machines) in town and everywhere we went credit cards were accepted.
Technology WiFi connectivity and cell phone access were widespread. There was only one place where my cell phone connection dropped and would not reconnect, the Red Rock Crossing.
Time Pacific Standard Time
Transportation Self driving was the best way to see the area in general. To discover the downtown we parked the car and walked up and down the main road.
Shopping While we found hotels, drugstores, convenience stores and restaurants, there were no large shopping centers in the area and only one sporting goods store. The hotels we stayed in offered little to no shopping options and most of the shops in the town were tourist oriented. Locals we spoke with said they drive to Phoenix where they find lower prices and better selection that in town for monthly purchases.