The Chapel of the Holy Cross is one of Sedona’s top tourist attractions and is a must see for everyone. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is built into the side of a beautiful Sedona red rock. It can been seen from miles around. You might think the only way to visit the Chapel is to drive directly to it. However, you can also access it by trail and by a tour guide. Here’s our list of the 3 ways you can get to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
The easiest way to get to the Chapel is to drive there directly. Just take State Route 179 also known as the Red Rock Scenic Byway from the Village of Oak Creek or from Uptown Sedona. Take the Chapel Road Traffic Circle exit and follow Chapel Road to the end.
If you are up for an adventure, try hiking to the Chapel of the Holy Cross by taking the Chapel Trail. The Chapel Trail can be accessed by using the Little Horse Trail. It is about 3 miles round trip and is considered easy. The end of the trail is located right at the Chapel’s parking area. You can also access the Chapel Trail by using the Broken Arrow Trail to Chicken Point. The Broken Arrow Trail can be found at the end of Morgan Road, off State Route 179. Once you reach Chicken Point, continue on the Little Horse Trail and you’ll come to the Chapel Trail. The Broken Arrow Trail is considered a moderate hike.
The last option is to take a Sedona tour that includes the Chapel of the Holy Cross. There are many private and group tours available for hire. Each tour is different and includes many scenic destinations such as the Sedona Airport Mesa, Oak Creek Canyon and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts. Look for tours that has pick up and drop off at your hotel. Check with Pink Jeep Tours in Uptown Sedona or book your tour online.