While somewhat less striking and not as recognizable as nearby Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. It is higher than either one – with FAR fewer people. Although it is called Castle Rock, I’ve decided to call this Sedona Landscape “Enchanted Castle.” Of course, my wife likes to think of it as Magic Castle, because living in Sedona is magical. This Sedona landscape appears to be a single formation, and it does indeed seem 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. You’ll see plenty of Cactus in this desert landscape filled with desert blossoms in the spring and summer.
Hiking the Enchanted Castle
I’m grateful there’s no official hiking trail designated to the saddle of this fantastic hike, (fewer people). However, there’s a well-worn social trail that leads to it. Once there after weaving your way through the desert landscape, with Prickly Pear cactus you can venture south to an area aptly named the “diving board,” which is a great place to take photos from here in the, what the locals call it “The Village.”
The Village of Oak Creek
Enchanted Castle aka Castle Rock is located here in the Village of Oak Creek along with my Sedona Arts Studios. Where I create my Sedona landscape paintings on a daily basis. I enjoy magnificent views of Castle Rock from the rear deck of my home. The light is ever changing and spectacular any time of the day. Leaving me to daydream of what Sedona landscape painting I’ll create next?
Delight-in these 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 9 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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