Red Rock Pass is Required
Parking at the Yavapai Vista Point Trailhead requires a Red Rock Pass. Passes can be purchased at the kiosk at the trailhead or at other locations throughout Sedona. Since the Sedona Shuttle does not stop at this location, driving to the parking area is the easiest solution. However, if you take the Sedona Shuttle to the Cathedral Rock Trail shuttle stop, Yavapai Vista is easily accessible by hiking the Templeton or Slim Shady Trails.
Parking can be hard to find during peak season like spring or fall. Try to hike early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. During the summer months, remember to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear appropriate hiking gear.
Great Sedona Sunrise or Sunset Hike
This trail is perfect for a sunrise or sunset hike. During dusk or dawn, the sun shines on the red rocks making spectacular shadows and colors on Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Likewise, you can also see Lee Mountain, the Twin Buttes, the Nuns, Chicken Point and Baby Bell from the vista. Certainly, these are great locations for perfect pictures and time well spent in nature.