When you journey to Sedona, make sure to uncover the hidden treasure that is the Village Gallery. While other nearby attractions like Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte may steal the spotlight, don’t overlook this gem. Take a moment to behold the majestic formation known as Castle Rock, affectionately dubbed the “Enchanted Castle” by locals. From the south, it appears as a singular wall, but as you venture northward, its true splendor unfolds—revealing two towering towers gracefully separated from the main wall.
Surrounded by the desert’s embrace, adorned with cacti and desert blossoms in the spring and summer, this vista offers a truly enchanting experience. Let yourself be swept away by the magic of the landscape as you immerse yourself in its beauty. The Village Gallery and its captivating surroundings beckon, promising an unforgettable journey into the heart of Sedona’s charm.
Hiking the Enchanted Castle
Embark on a genuine diamond in the rough adventure by hiking to the Enchanted Castle. If you crave solitude and serenity, the saddle area of this trail awaits your discovery. While not officially marked, a well-trodden social trail leads you to this hidden gem.
Upon arrival, be prepared to be awestruck by the breathtaking desert panorama adorned with majestic Prickly Pear cacti and other desert flora. Venture further south to reach the captivating “diving board” area, where panoramic views of the surrounding landscape unfold before your eyes. Locals affectionately refer to this area as “The Village,” a testament to its charm and allure.
Capture the magic of this hidden oasis and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you explore the Enchanted Castle, a.k.a. Castle Rock, on foot. It’s a journey worth taking for those seeking an authentic and unforgettable hiking experience.
Marvel at the plethora of rock formations scattered across Sedona; the Enchanted Castle, also known as Castle Rock, stands true to its name with its majestic turrets and towers. Among them, one finds whimsically named landmarks such as “Coffee Pot Rock” and “Snoopy Rock.” However, none rival the fame of “Cathedral Rock,” arguably Arizona’s most captured image, which I’ve portrayed in various renditions. Notably, “Creekside Cathedral,” my widely acclaimed masterpiece, was licensed to Warner Bros. for their innovative series “Snatchers.” Following this success, I crafted “Fire in the Sky,” and “Cathedral Magic.”
Discover Sedona Art Prints
Drop into the Village Gallery in Sedona and delight in some of my and other artists’ fantastic landscape art.