Chapel of the Holy Cross - Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Date of Visit: Monday November 9th, 2015

Attractions/Places of Interest:

Once we got back down the Red Rock trail to Cathedral Rock we stopped by for a few quick photos of Chapel of the Holy Cross – a religious structure built right into Sedona’s red rocks that is beautifully designed and certainly stands out as one of the city’s main attractions. In 2007 it was chosen as one of seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona. We didn’t go inside due to lack of time, but I managed to get a great angle from the road below.


After the chapel we finally headed for our first real meal of the day, since beef jerky and granola bars in the car doesn’t really count. I enjoyed a turkey breast and brie sandwich from Wildflower Bread Company with a side of wildflower coleslaw. The food was absolutely delicious, and the freshness of the bread made with local wildflowers is most likely the reason for that. The view from their outdoor seating area was just as amazing. We each grabbed a few ice coffees before hitting the road again towards Walnut Canyon.

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Photo and Travel Gear:

When you are photographing the chapel from right in front of it, you basically look straight up at the cliffs it is built into. Being it is so big and so close to the road I recommend a wide angle. The Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 was perfect for the couple of quick shots I took here. You may want to experiment with a super wide angle like the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 however I knew I got a great shot so we moved on pretty quickly.