Hello there let us tell you a bit about the history of one of our hot dogs in the perfect month for it. The traditional German: A hot dog that we included in our menu to pleased our German customers when we were in Sedona. We used to have a large German clientele in Sedona, always looking for a Bratwurst or a hot dog with spicy mustard and sauerkraut to accompany their beer. For those of you who do not know we used to occupy the little kitchen inside the Oak Creek Brewery in West Sedona. By the way, they make one of the finest craft beers in Arizona.
But some of you may ask. What about the German Loca? (Bratwurst with spicy mustard, Jalapenos, Wasabi Mayo and Sauerkraut), that one was a crazy idea of Felipe Roldan, our manager. He used to eat the bratwurst that way and one day some customers started asking him to made it in the same way. After some time that people were ordering, he decided to include it in the menu. So in honor of our German customers we want to honor this month with a special 15% discount.
If you want to receive the coupon, please send us an email and we'll send it to you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Celebrate Love and Friendship!Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship) is a Colombian celebration in September to show our family and friends how much we love and appreciate them. It is also an excuse to party and get together to celebrate so we want to have a fun celebration on Saturday, September 16th all day in Simon's Hot Dogs with some special hot dogs like Bandeja Paisa, Colombian desserts and drinks. Vegan friendly.
We appreciate all of you for your continue support so we want to give you 10% off in your bill that day (Discount Valid only Sept 16th). Must mention Code AMISTAD2017. We hope to see you here!
By the way we are really excited to be one of the finalists in the Best of Phoenix Readers Poll by Phoenix New Times in the category of best hot dogs, so we really appreciate if you take the time to vote for Simon's Hot Dogs as Best Hot Dogs in Phoenix.
The poll will close on September 10th so please vote right away.
Participate in our Photo Contest, submit your favorite picture of you eating at Simon's Hot Dogs on Instagram and we'll pick the winner!! Look for us on Instagram @simonshotdogs
Rules: One submission per person, you must submit a current photo and use hashtag #simonshotdogs, so we can see who participates. This contest is valid only on Instagram, no other social media. The photo with the most likes will be the winner. All entries must be submitted by July 22, 2017. We'll announced the winner by July 25. Good luck! This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
We will celebrate the Independence of Colombia on Saturday, July 15 all day.
We are going to bring some of our super special hot dogs and desserts just for that day.
In the menu we'll have:
We’ll have Vegan Version of the hot dogs and desserts.
Unique Colombian Hot Dogs, Desserts, Colombian Music, Craft Beer and Wine.
And if you want to party like a Colombian after all this, we'll make you a great suggestion. AVision Advertising will bring the Latin Brothers Band from Colombia. Ask us for more information.
Simon’s hot dogs has brought the delicious Colombian Chorizo hot dog for the people of ArizonaPhoenix, AZ, USA – June 6, 2017 – Scottsdale’s very own hot dogs joint, Simon’s Hot Dogs have announced great new additions to their menu. The joint is pleased to introduce a new range of Colombian Style Hot Dogs to the Grand Canyon State and are welcoming everyone in the Valley to try it out. The Colombian Style Hot Dogs come in beef, pork and vegan variants and the latest addition in their menu is Colombian Chorizo Hot Dog.
“We are proudly introducing the all new Colombian Chorizo Hot Dog that is made from pork, green onions, garlic, cumin and other condiments.” said Felipe Roldan manager of Simon’s Hot Dogs. “It is very tasty and something new in Arizona since people here do not know what the Colombian Chorizo is and some people mistake it for Mexican Chorizo, he added. According to Felipe, the Mexican Chorizo is spicy and tastes utterly different than the Colombian Chorizo.
The store has been testing the Colombian sausage and people are quite fond of it. Chorizo is very popular in Colombia and now, Simon’s Hot Dogs wants to introduce this delight to the people of Phoenix as well.
The best thing about Simon’s menu is that it has a little bit of everything for everyone. People with different dietary preferences can order a hot dog that suits their taste and style. The shop offers several variations in vegan and non-vegan hot dogs and customers can select gourmet toppings of their own choosing. Besides the popular Colombian Hot Dog, other items on the menu include Hola Amigo Hot Dog with Cream Cheese, Avocado and Jalapenos, Cowboy Chili Dog, German Traditional Bratwurst, Tokyo Madness with Wasabi Mayo, Teriyaki Onions and Nori and several others. Moreover, the shop also offers side items such as French Fries, Cheese Fries, Pickles, Coleslaw, Colombian Sodas and some delicate Colombian cookies called Alfajores.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is near Old Town Scottsdale, a charming touristic walk-able area with interesting galleries and souvenir shops full of life and entertainment.
The store is open from 11 AM to 8 PM every Monday to Saturday and Sundays 11 AM to 4 PM; they also open on most holidays except for Christmas day or Thanksgiving. Furthermore, Simon’s Hot Dogs also cater for events, parties and other occasions.
For more information, please visit: www.simonshotdogs.net/menu
So excited to announce that Simon's Hot Dogs will start opening on Sundays for lunch beginning on May 14th for Mother's Day from 11:AM to 4:PM
For Mother’s Day Celebration we'll offer you a delicious menu that will be announced soon, for now we want to let you know that we are really happy to be another delicious option for you and family on this special day.
A little hint about the food will be serving: We are going to have a hot dog made with Colombian Chorizo. Colombian Chorizo is very tasty and different from Mexico or Latin America so if you have the opportunity to come we recommend you try it.
We’ll have as always vegan options. We’ll keep you updated when we have the menu ready.
FUN FUN FUN on April First!
Join us on April First for a Fun day with some delicious Gourmet Hot Dogs like the popular
We'll have also some delicious Colombian desserts like Fresas con Crema (Strawberries with fresh whipped cream), Passion Fruit Custard and Alfajores.
And for drink we'll have Passion Fruit Sangria, Refajo (Colombian Hangover Cure ) Arizona Wine and Beer. We'll have a vegan version for all our hot dogs so bring your vegan friends or the other way around.
We'll love to have you here.
The Spring Training Baseball game has been an old tradition for all the fans of baseball since 1947, under the warm sun of Arizona. Scottsdale is home to the Colorado Rockies, The Arizona Diamonds and San Francisco Giants. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamonds train in the Salt Rivers Field, and the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale Stadium. People from all over the world come to Scottsdale to support their team during the Spring Training. However, in addition to supporting your favorite team, there are a lot of other fun things to do in Scottsdale during the training!
When you are not watching the game, there are many other ways to enjoy your stay in Scottsdale. If you are for an adventure go grab a Colombian hot dog from Simon’s Hot Dogs, then head out to explore Old Town Scottsdale that has a really cool Western vibe, great restaurants, bars, a lot of public art, exquisite galleries, museums, native pottery and many more stores to shop souveniers, hot chilli peppers, t-shirts, ice cream from the famous Scottsdale ice-cream parlour, Sugar Bowl and more. At night Old Town is ready for lifenight entertainment with a lot of clubs, bars and great restaurants.
Old Town Scottsdale is a nice charming walkable neighborhood that is hard to describe, you need to experiencing it, so definitely go if you have chance!
So now if you are there check it out the The Historic Museum, don’t worry it won’t take long because is a charming tiny museum, The Little Red Schoolhouse, home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum, it is part of the Civic Center plaza. With a lot of artifacts and pictures on display, essentially about the beginning of Scottsdale and their first school. So if you are interesting in learn how Scottsdale got its name or about its beginning here it’s the place. Free Admission however donations are always welcome.
Scottsdale Civic Center It’s really Cool park, with a lot of outdoor public art sculptures, statues, ponds, grassy hills, fountains, ducks, benches, pretty flowers, unbealivable relaxing and well taken care park, There are also restaurants, The Saguaro hotel, the public library, the performing arts center, the museum of contemporary art. There is a lot of free parking space so parking is not a problem.
This is a really cool park just next door to the Giants’ Stadium, so don’t miss it. The famous LOVE sculpture of Robert Indiana is there on display so it’s time for that great Love picture.
The plaza also hosts dozens of outdoor festivals and musical performances, so check it out for some cool events.
Thank you for coming to the Grand Opening and all the support during our Soft Opening!
We want to express our sincere appreciation for everything that all of you have been done for us in the past week to support Simon’s Hot Dogs in the opening stage.We would like to thank each of everyone who came to support Simon’s official opening day in Scottsdale. Your attendance was greatly appreciated and seeing your faces again was wonderful after being closed for so long. Honestly, without your support in the past and presence, we wouldn’t be here.First we want to thank our team who worked really hard to make possible this day. Thanks to our family for the unconditional love and support in this journey. Thank you to our loyal customers who came to our soft opening and gave us so much encouragement and love, (It’s hard to describe all the gratitude we feel, we just love you), to the media, thank you for the shout out about our grand opening, to our neighbors, to the Colombia and Latino community, amazing all the support we received from all of you. Thank you to Sedona and especially to the Oak Creek Brewery family who gave us a chance to start in their kitchen and have always believed and helped us to build this dream.The grand opening turned out awesome. It was amazing all the support we received and we enjoyed serving you all. What you saw on Saturday really not just suddenly happened in a short time. Although building Simons hot dogs in Scottsdale took the last 6 months working hard, this is the result of our dream and hard work for the past 5 years to have our own restaurant space. And it feels amazing to see our dream a reality.Stay tuned for more awesome things coming at Simon’s Hot Dogs. We always welcome any suggestions to make Simon’s better.With gratitude and love,
Felipe and Marcela
Simon’s Grand OpeningWe are super excited to invite you for the grand opening of Simon’s Hot Dogs in Scottsdale on Saturday, December 12 from 11AM – 6PM
As some of you know, we have been working really hard over the past six months to get ready our beautiful and warming new location and now we are ready to show it off!
We are going to have some awesome giveaways and a lot of fun.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is located next door to Paris of Scottsdale nightclub at 4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
We look forward to seeing you there!
Exciting news! We have secured the lease in our new restaurant located at 4280 Drinkwater Blvd #200, Scottsdale AZ, 85251. We are very proud to be opening Simon’s Hot Dogs in Scottsdale. Since we started Simon’s, our dream was to see it grow as a successful business one day, and every day we are closer to that dream.We think Scottsdale is a good city to be located for everybody.
For our customers who used to drive from Phoenix to Sedona for Simon’s Hot Dogs, it will be really closer, to our former customers and new ones that visit Sedona from different Cities of the States or the World, now you may add one more stop in your trip, a first fun stop in Scottsdale for Simon’s hot dogs then walk around the beautiful Down town Scottsdale and after that you could follow to your wonderful destination.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the main facility serving Scottsdale, is located less than 10 miles from downtown Scottsdale, near where we are located.To our darling friends from Sedona and surroundings, I know some of you come to Phoenix at least once or twice a month, what a better opportunity to visit us.We will continue to offer quality and tasty food, outstanding customer service in a clean establishment with great vibe; we hope it soon becomes a local favorite.The new location will be bigger than the little kitchen in Sedona. With the moved; we plan to add beer and expanded business hours and some menu items. We are guessing to open in the fall of 2015 but as soon as we have a day we let you know. Do not forget to subscribe to Simon’s Newsletter to be the first to get all these exciting updates.
Scottsdale, Arizona – United States – August 5, 2015- Simon’s Hot Dogs, an established and well-respected Colombian style hot dog venue in Sedona, Arizona for five years, today announced they are moving to a new location in Scottsdale Arizona. You can get up to date news about the new location and other special offers at their website listed below.
According to Simon’s Hot Dogs Manager, Felipe Roldan, the restaurant will officially open in the fall of 2015. While finalizing details of the new locations lease, Simon’s Hot Dogs will keep the location unnamed. However, dinners can be the first to learn of the new location by signing up for the newsletter via the company’s website.
“Simons will be continuing to serve tasty Colombian style hot dogs, and other super delicious treats with a big smile! Our company is thrilled to open this full service restaurant in a larger and more accommodating space with a great vibe, and we are confident that our customers are going to love it!” Stated Mr. Roldan, Manager.
Some of the hot dogs and dishes that made Simon’s a household name in Sedona include the following mouth watering items.
Colombian: Sweet Pineapple, Crushed Potato Chips, Mozzarella Cheese and Simon’s exquisite spread. (Beef , Veggie or Vegan)
Cowboy: Artisan Meat chili and Mozzarella Cheese. (Beef, Veggie or Vegan)
Tokyo Madness: Teriyaki onions, Wasabi Mayo and Toasted Sushi Nori. Full of flavor and is not spicy!! (Beef, Veggie or Vegan)
Hola Amigo: Creamy Avocado, Philadelphia or Tahini and Jalapenos. Creamy and Spicy. (Beef, Veggie or Vegan)
Wunderhund: Relish made of Dill pickles, fresh onions, mayo, mustard and spicy Peruvian chiles and bacon bites on top. (Beef or Veggie)
Sonoran Cousin: Refried beans, fresh cut onions, bacon bites and jalapenos or banana pepper on top. (Beef, Veggie, or Vegan)
Bratwurst Traditional: Served in a bun with Spicy Mustard and Sauerkraut. (Bratwurst or Beef, Veggie or Vegan)
Chili Beans: Unique and totally delicious handcrafted recipe. (Beef, Veggie or Vegan)
Maicitos: Sweet corn, cheese mix, bacon bites and crushed chips on top. (Regular or Veggie)
Nachos: Cheddar cheese, jalapenos and salsa!
Regarding the menu Mr. Roldan said, “We are very excited about our new menu, we are going to make some changes and add more delightful items with Colombian taste to the menu for meat eater and vegans alike.
More Simon’s Hot Dogs
Founded in 2010, Simon’s is well known for their Colombian style hot dogs, which offer a diverse and unique dining experience for meat eaters and vegetarians. Their hot dogs are made in a steamed bun, served with potato chips or dill Pickles on the side. The company’s mission statement is, “Simon’s Hot Dogs is committed to delight customers with gourmet Colombian Style Beef, Vegetarian and Vegan hot dogs and other Colombian treats, offering them fresh and quality products from a spotless kitchen, excellent customers service, making customers feel at home; to our employees to provide a friendly, fun and rewarding environment; and to the owners to provide a profitable growth.” To learn more about Simon’s Hot Dogs, you should visit them online at http://www.simonshotdogs.net/
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The term “Choripán” is a combination of two words in Spanish. Chorizo and Pan. (Bread and Sausage).
Choripan is a delicious Street Food very popular in Argentina, that is made of Chorizo, Bread (French Baguette) and Chimichurri (A popular condiment for meats in Argentina)IngredientsChorizo ArgentinoFrench or crusty breadChimichurriTo make this recipe today instead of Chorizo, I am going to use German Sausage. I love the taste of Bratwurst, so in this particular case I’m going to make it with Bratwurst, yummy!If you cannot find chorizo or bratwurst where you live you could use Italian sausage and is really good too for this dish. Let’s start making the Chimichurri with one day in advance, I made it two days ago, so all the flavors of this sauce got combined deliciously.So I already have the Chimichurri ready, check here for recipe.Place the Chorizo or Bratwurst on a hot grill for 12 minutes or until cooked through. Cut the bratwurst in half lengthwise and added back to the grill for a few minutes before serving to make it a little bit crispy, how I like it ;)Cut the bread lengthwise to be ready to assemble the chori.Place the bratwurst inside the bread. Spoon the chimichurri over the cut Bratwurst, and enjoyed!For a vegetarian version, you can make this using your favorite vegetarian sausage.
Chimichurri is a simple and delicious sauce originally from Argentina, to accompany steak, bread, meat pies, Choripan (Chorizo and Bread, this is the dish in which we are going to enjoy this sauce) or in any delicious dish you would like to taste it. It is very easy to make and give you another goodness flavor to your meal.
Chimichurri :1/2 cup of Canola or Olive oil2 large or 3 small cloves of garlic mincedA handful of parsley finely chop1/2 teaspoon of salt1/4 teaspoon of pepper¼ cup of vinegarA pinch of dried Oregano (Optional)1 teaspoon of hot red pepper flakes (optional)Mix all ingredients and let the flavors combine for a day in the refrigerator until ready to use.
There are those foods that will take you right back when you were young or a special moment of your life, well for me is hot dogs in coke, some people say funny things to me like you Colombians eat some weird food or things that just look like they are not going to work together and then you try them and they are really tasty and like this recipe or simple like sliding a banana in your hot soup is so delicious, (Pss give it a try and let me know what you think).
I used to eat them back in Colombia and bring me fond memories of special occasions with friends or friends to be, in Colombia is not unusual to invite a person that you just met to a family gathering or event as a welcoming.
So this recipe is super easy and delicious snack to share with friends and now that we are so closed to game day, why not have them for this special occasion.
I wanted to share with you my Vegan version of this recipe. I love to cook and I have adapted many family recipes to a Vegan version, this is of course healthier because is not meat on it, it’s based on organic soy protein, made with non-GMO ingredients and it’s great idea for those who are curious about Colombian weird food.
So here we go with one of my favorites appetizers.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is celebrating five years of serving its uniquely Colombian Style Beef, Vegetarian and Vegan Hot Dogs inside of the Oak Creek Brewery. “We have been blessed to serve the hot dogs we love, we always wanted to share some of the street food that we ate back in Colombia” said Manager Felipe Roldan. “Our loyal customers, community and awesome team deserve a big thank you for helping us to be here today. We couldn’t have done it without their support.
In celebration, Simon’s Hot Dogs will be offering 20% off discount in all their hot dogs on Sunday Super Bowl Day.
Simon’s Hot Dogs specializes in Colombian Style Beef, Vegetarian and Vegan Hot Dogs.
The menu includes a variety of unusual but tasty toppings for the hot dogs like pineapple, mozzarella cheese, seaweed, teriyaki onions, wasabi Mayo) also Handmade German Style Bratwurst exclusive of Simon’s, Chili with Beans, Maicitos (Colombian appetizer with sweet corn and a mix of cheeses and bacon bites on top), Nachos, and more. Potatoes chips and dill pickles accompany the hot dogs.
Simon’s share seating with the Oak Creek Brewery, that offers a fine selections of craft beers just perfect to pair the hot dogs. To go menu is available, as well as catering services for special events, meetings, parties, and more. Give them a call more for info or visit www.simonshotdogs.net
If you are planning to visit Sedona, here are some useful information that will help you planning your trip.Driving Distance from Phoenix to Sedona is like 2 hours trip, 119 miles.Take I-17 north toward Flagstaff 98.4 miles.Take exit 298 and turn left onto Highway 179.Travel on Highway 179 14.2 miles to Highway 89A.The intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A is known as the “Y”.Suggested stop: Rock Spring Cafe in Black Canyon , stop in, stretch your legs and have some pie “They make the best pies in the States: banana, coconut, butterscotch, apple and more”.Rock Spring Cafe:
35769 S Old Black Canyon Hwy.
Black Canyon City, AZ 85324Sedona to Grand Canyon (South Rim) is approximately 2.5 hoursDirections To The Grand Canyon South Rim
The drive is beautiful. As the speed limit is low, so you have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic landscape.Suggested stop: Oak Creek Canyon Vista Point, stop to enjoyed the breath taking views and if you are in the mood for shopping, there are various Native American vendors selling authentic made Indian crafts, jewelry, and art along the walkway.
Celebrate our anniversary and Super Bowl with a Special Discount in our Menu.
We are excited to announce our four-year anniversary on February 2th, 2014.
To celebrate customers will receive a 20% discount off in any beef, vegetarian or vegan hot dogs.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is located at 2050 Yavapai Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336 inside of the Oak Creek Brewery.
Business hours are: Monday to Thursday 4pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday Noon to 9pm, and Sunday Noon to 8pm.
Simon’s serves Colombian style Hot Dogs with unusual and delicious toppings. The menu items include Beef, Vegetarian and Vegan hot dogs, our more popular hot dog is the Colombian with Sweet Pineapple, Mozzarella Cheese and Crushed Potato chips on top.
The Oak Creek Brewery has won many awards, medals, and it’s recognized in Arizona as one of the best finest microbreweries in the state. For that reason the best place to taste their beer is directly at the brewery.
If you’d like more information about Simon’s Hot Dogs, contact: email@example.com. Menus, directions and general information can be found on the website at: www.simonshotdogs.net
Every time that I describe a new place in Sedona I fall short of words to express the beauty of this lovely town and its surroundings, the Devil’s Bridge is not the exception; this is a breath taking hike and because there is a lot of articles online about this spectacular natural bridge. I decide to share Maureen Elsberry amazing experience hiking Devil’s bridge. Maureen had a great time in Sedona, and she and her friends know how to have fun so who better than she to dare you to come and enjoy this amazing place. Check here her wonderful adventure.
It is a beautiful park with two small paved trails that affords great views of the Cathedral Rock in the background and the Oak Creek runs on the side where you can swim, play or soak your feet in the water. This place is for the whole family; children, pets and people in wheelchair alike can enjoy the park. There are shaded benches and picnic area where you can eat and relax or you can take a hike either side of the creek surrounded by willow trees alongside of the trails. The south side of the creek will take you all the way to the top of Cathedral Rock.
Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset.
Red Rock Crossing is a State Park, a fee of $9.00 per carload
There are Vault Toilets by the parking lot
Bring plenty of water with you.
Bring camera Red Rock Crossing is one of the most photographed areas in Sedona.
Directions: From the Y in uptown Sedona, take 89A to West Sedona, pass West Sedona and just before leaving Sedona turn to the left, take the Upper Red Rock Loop Rd at the Sedona Red Rock High School. Follow this road to the park entrance, approximately 1 ½ miles, follow the signs leading to Red Rock Crossing.
Join us to celebrate our 3rd anniversary with a 20% discount in entire menu as a thank you to our loyal customers on the day of Super Bowl.
We are inviting to commemorate our 3rd anniversary with tasty Colombian Style hot dogs and craft beers.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is located at 2050 Yavapai Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4pm to 9 pm and Friday to Sunday Noon to 9 pm, Wednesday Closed. Simon’s is a little kitchen serving Colombian Style Beef and Vegetarian Hot Dogs, Homemade Chili Beans and Nachos, inside the Oak Creek Brewery.
Since opening three years ago, Simon’s has gained some recognition from some renowned journals as Arizona Highways Magazine ranking it as one of the 25 best places to eat in Arizona. http://www.arizhwys.com/travel/dining/restaurants2011_3.asp.
Simon’s also was selected as one of theTop 6 Hot Dog around Arizona” By Arizona Republic. http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/2011/09/07/20110907arizona-restaurants-top-hot-dogs-around-state.html and The West Best Road Food: Hot Dogs & Sausages”By Sunset Magazine http://www.sunset.com/travel/wests-best-road-food-00418000072448/page6.html
Simon’s Hot Dogs was born as a need for food of the customers of the Oak Creek Brewery, which used to have the best beer in Arizona, but had no food. Simon’s opened in 2010 as a great complement to the brewery and from that moment has been a success. We are grateful for the love and support of our customers, family, friends and community. “
If you’d like more information about Simon’s Hot Dogs, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Menus, directions and general information can be found on the website at: www.simon-hot-dogs.com.
This is a place not only for worship, but it is to enjoy the magnificent architecture and the gorgeous views.
Embedded in the rocks this Catholic chapel was completed in 1956. It is a must do attraction in Sedona. Inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The church is open to everybody whether you are Catholic or not. The Chapel of the Holy Cross offers views in almost every direction including the famous Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and great part of eastern Sedona.
* Chapel is open daily 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm
* There is no admission fee
* Gift shop is in the basement
* You may have to go up a small hill
* Wheelchair accessible (except to the gift shop)
* Light candles for special needs ($1 per candle- donation)
* No restrooms available just portables toilets at the entrance
* No wedding Permitted
Brief evening prayer service on Monday evenings at 5 PM
Take State Route (SR) 179 south from Uptown Sedona to Chapel Road. Turn left and drive to the Chapel driveway/entrance. Parking attendants then guide you to an available spot. There is not much parking so there will probably be a wait sometimes.
If you are in West Sedona, go on to Highway 89A N toward Uptown Sedona and then, take Highway 179 south from Sedona toward the Village of Oak Creek. Turn left on Chapel Road. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is at the end of the road.Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men and be a living reality. “Marguerite Brunswig Staude”
There are plenty of extraordinary spiritual places, landscape, vortexes and more to explore in Sedona but I want to show you one of my favorite places to meditate:
The Amitabha Stupa is a magnificent Buddha architecture filled with hundreds of millions of prayers for peace, sacred relics and ritual objects, just imagine a peaceful place for meditation and spiritual renewal surrounded by the stunning red rocks of Sedona.
Stupas are said to nurture tranquilly, good health, prosperity, and peace. They bring blessings to the place in which they are constructed, to those who build them, and to those who visit and walk around them. In this way, stupas ensure that the Buddha is present.
I am not a Buddhist, but I find this place very fascinating, this powerful place is for meditation or just sitting peacefully to relax and enjoy the good energy it has.
The Stupa is located on Pueblo Road, in West Sedona. From Highway 89A (the main road in Sedona), turn north on Andante Road beside the Circle K store. Proceed about a mile (toward Thunder Mountain) and turn left on Pueblo Road, the last left off of Andante. If the gate is open, turn immediately right onto the Stupa land and proceed to the parking area. If the gate is not open, park on Pueblo. The Stupa is a five-minute walk from Pueblo on well marked trails.
The idea when visiting the Stupa is meditate if you want, then walk around the Stupa clockwise direction three times to accumulate merits, do not underestimate the benefit of doing so, the stupa is a holy body of incalculable power, and even a small good deed can accumulate good karma and merits.
By the way donations to support the stupa are gratefully appreciate it by them. For more information visit Amitabha Stupa.
Hiking in Sedona is truly magical. It has the power to transform a trip into a wonderful lasting memory with family so why not go for a hike while you are in town. Although I am not an expert hiker I appreciate the time I can enjoy a hike with my family.
So if you are open to suggestions, here is this easy hike with family in West Sedona.
Let’s start with the closest hike to Simon’s
Coffee Pot Rock Trail
This easy trail takes you to the base of Coffee Pot Rock.
From the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 89A west 2 miles to Coffee Pot Drive on the right. Go .5 miles to Sanborn Drive on the left, then .2 miles to Little Elf Drive on the right. Go .2 miles to the end of Little Elf and turn right on Buena Vista Drive left to the trail-head parking area.
I love this easy trail because the view is beautiful and can be enjoyed by the whole family included children and pets; this track is shared by two others paths Sugar loaf and Teacup. Coffee Pot is not an official forest trail but is not difficult to find it, follow the teacup trail all the way to the split that is not marked, turn right and walk a little further and you will find the base of the towering Coffee Pot Rock.
From the parking lot to the base of Coffee Pot Rock is about 1 mile, total hike approx 2 miles.
If you and your family are not tired yet climb to the top of Sugar loaf, the view is really cool!