While somewhat less striking and not as recognizable as nearby Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. It is higher than Bell Rock – with FAR fewer people. Although it is called Castle Rock, I’ve decided to call it “Enchanted Castle.” As if it were a single rock, and it does indeed appear to be a single wall when viewed from the southern part of the village. Driving north, the two towers are separated from the main wall in a line to the south.
Hiking Castle Rock -Enchanted Castle
There’s no official hiking trail designated to the saddle of this fantastic hike. However, there’s a well-worn social trail that leads to it. Once there you can venture south to an area aptly named the “diving board,” which is a great place to take photos of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, here in the, what the locals call it “The Village.”
The Village of Oak Creek
Castle Rock aka Enchanted Castle is located here in the Village of Oak Creek along with Sedona Arts Studios. I enjoy great views of Castle Rock from the rear deck of my home. The light is ever changing and spectacular any time of the day.
Like many rock formations here in Sedona, Castle Rock aptly named with its turrets and towers. Others are “Coffee Pot Rock,” “Snoopy Rock,” and the single most photographed image in all of Arizona is “Cathedral Rock” of which I’ve created in 6 different versions. My most popular, “Creekside Cathedral” which I licensed to Warner Bros. for their new media series “Snatchers.” Then came “Fire in the Sky,” “Cathedral Magic,” “Church House Rock,” “Cathedral Rock” and “Sedona’s 1st Light.”
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