Create Your Sedona, Arizona Adventure

"Create" - to bring into existence; to produce through imaginative skill; to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior; cause or occasion. (Miriam [...]

Hike Safely in Sedona’s Summer Heat

Hiking Sedona's red rocks is a "spiritual" experience - no matter what the season. But with summertime temps reaching the mid to high 90s F (low to mid 30s C), [...]

El Portal Sedona Hotel – It’s all about the Personal Connection

Sedona is an iconic area where you can truly immerse yourself in the beauty of the west, sadly many people simply pass through, taking a few photos [...]

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 [...]