Sedona

Sedona, city (2010 pop. 10,031), Coconino and Yavapai co., N Ariz., 22 mi (35 km) SSW of Flagstaff on Oak Creek in the Coconino National Forest est. 1902, inc. 1988. Tourism is Sedona's main industry. The city is located in an area of spectacular red sandstone buttes and mesas the scenery has made the area popular with Hollywood filmmakers as well as tourists. The Chapel of the Holy Cross, built into a red rock cliff, is there. Red Rock State Park is to southwest, Oak Creek Canyon and Slide Rock State Park are to the north, and Prescott National Forest is to the west and south.

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