Bringing Philosophy Outdoors to the Majestic Natural Beauty of Sedona – Finding Meaning in Sedona’s Red Rocks

Sedona, Arizona has long been recognized as a mystical place ideal for soul-searching and revelation. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the awe-inspiring beauty [...]

Arizona State Parks & Trails – Best in the U.S.!

We would like to share this with you -  our (Arizona's) State Parks System won the Gold Medal for the Best Managed in the USA by the [...]

Help the USFS Trail Fund with this Terrific Hiking Book!

Here is a great resource for 9 easy hikes in the Sedona area. Not only with the purchase of this handy book do you get a compact, [...]

Hiking RULES!

You can read this two ways; one - hiking indeed does rule! OR the rules of hiking... Here are our top hiking rules to keep you safe [...]

Summer Safety for Pets

Ah summertime - sunshine, blue skies, birdsong, late sunsets, swimming, hiking, touring, just relaxing and having fun. Our pets love summer as much as we do!  Here [...]

Sedona – The Mystical and Metaphysical

Sedona is a spectacular, mystical, powerful place. At El Portal we know visitors come from all over the world for an array of experiences; whether a life-changing encounter, a rejuvenation of the spirit, [...]

Sedona Hiking Trails ~ Soldiers Pass

Pet friendly El Portal Sedona Hotel offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area, including recommendations on the numerous hiking trails. Let's hike Soldiers Pass Trail! This [...]

Travelling with Pets: the Do’s and Don’ts of Transportation, Hotels, and More

For many people, pets are an integral part of the family, and a vacation would feel incomplete without their presence.  However, due to concerns over where to [...]

Hike Fay Canyon & Fay Canyon Arch

Fay Canyon trail is a lovely walk on mostly flat ground (with loose stones of course), in the shade of Manzanita and junipers. From SR 89A turn [...]