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Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

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Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

We are driving from Phoenix to Sedona…picking up rental car in Phoenix about noon on a Sunday. We would like to see both ‘Montezuma Castle’ and the town of ‘Jerome’…How much time do you think we would need to see both these places along the way to Sedona? (we are also thinking about stopping to pick up a pie at Rock Springs Cafe – sounds too good). I’m trying to figure out an approx. time we’ll be in Sedona that night…if it’s too late we may want to save the ‘Jerome’ stop as a day trip option on another day?? Your thoughts are much appreciated….thanks in advance 

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1. Re: Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

Rock Springs Cafe for a pie is a 10 minute stop at exit 242.

Montezuma's Castle is a 45-60 minute stop at the very least.

Back tracking to Jerome from there is another 30-45 minutes to get there, and Jerome IMO needs a half day. Then it's about 30-45 minutes to Sedona depending on where you will be staying. So if you leave PHX early in the morning and you have all day, yes, it can be done. Picking up a car at noon on Sunday to begin the trip, I'd say no, it can't. You can get the pie and stop at MC, but I'd save Jerome for another day. The town will be closed up by 5PM on a Sunday afternoon.

I'll assume that you have several days planned to be in Sedona once you arrive.

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2. Re: Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

Also depending on when you are there, parking in Jerome is limited on the weekend.

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3. Re: Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

Yes, we'll be in Sedona for a week...it's looking like our visit to Jerome will be on another day. Thanks again for the quick reply and all the great advise. There are soooo many places to visit and explore in Sedona; we are really looking forward to our trip:)

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4. Re: Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

A great central place to be to visit all the sights of the area is Cottonwood! 15 minutes to Jerome, 15 minutes to Sedona!

Alternatively, Sedona to Jerome is about 30 minutes away, and you can surely spend a good afternoon/evening there and not get bored. Wine tasting rooms, art galleries, restaurants/patios, etc!

5. Re: Phoenix to Sedona with stops along the way...doable ??

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