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Vortex Energy Sites

February 18th, 2015 by Del & Sheryl Terry

The Seven Major Vortex energy Sites of Sedona

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona

Panoramic photo of Sedona, AZ – 2009

I have been visiting the Sedona/Oak Creek area since the 1940’s when it was still accessed by a dirt and then a narrow concrete road.  In the mid 20th century it was a quiet pristine place to spend a cool Summer weekend camping and hiking and enjoying sliding down the creek.  At a family reunion, in the mid 1950s, I told an older cousin about it.  She fell in love with it and shared it with two of her best friends, and they made it what it is today.  It’s no wonder; it is a beautiful, serene canyon located less than two hours from our B&B.  I’ll tell you a little about the Vortex energy that attracts people to Sedona today.

Native American people and their ancestors have considered the area home and of spiritual significance for thousands of years.  There are ruins of their communities and evidence of their occupation for miles around.

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona

Ben Lonetree’s  Vortex energy Chart – 2004

My wife remembers coming to one of the sacred plateaus as a child with her father to perform sacred Hopi rites.  Yavapai Apache people still come to another site to perform spiritual rites each year.  These sites, as well as five others, are now called Vortexes (see chart above).  Along with New Age ‘religious groups’ and Native Americans, there are scores of thousands of tourists who visit each year.

My late father was an earth science in the public school system in central Arizona for over three decades and he would bring members of his classes on field trips each year to experience these phenomena.  He explained the Vortexes as ‘tunnels of magnetic energy’.  Some of the evidence of this is below.

Vortex energy sites in Sedona, Arizona

Evidence that Sedona and the surrounding area ranks high in magnetic anomalies can be seen in this chart which is a product of the USGS North American Magnetic Anomaly website.  Geomagnetic intensity is indicated by the vertical bar graph to the right. Sedona is ‘off the scale’ being whitish pink in coloration.  Magnetic activity has been measured  in excess of 650nT in Sedona. Reference for further scientific measurement information.

Come and experience the spiritual, scientific, or New Age vortex energy for yourself.

Red Rock Arches of Northern Arizona

June 2nd, 2014 by Del & Sheryl Terry

Adventures With Red Rock Arches –

You don’t have to travel to Arches National Park; experience Arizona’s Red Rock Arches within a 1.5 hour drive from Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast.Arizona's Red Rock Arches in northern arizona near the Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast


Most people come to Fay Canyon to see the natural arch that’s located just under a mile up the trail. But those who don’t know about it usually walk right past it. Though the Fay Canyon Arch is by no means small, it looks so much like an ordinary rock overhang it’s easy to glance right at it and not realize what you’ve seen. If you keep watching the rock wall to the north (right) side of the trail sooner or later you’ll spot it. Then the short, steep trail up to the arch can be a little hard to locate too.

After you’ve found the arch you may want to continue on up the trail. This small, hidden canyon supports a diverse community of desert plants and provides good views of the surrounding cliffs. The trail follows an old jeep track which eventually turns into a footpath. It dead ends at a red Supai sandstone cliff where you can see evidence of some ancient Indian dwellings and marvel at the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.

   Area/Length : Red Supai sandstone cliff of northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast

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4592 at trailhead


Devil’s Bridge is the largest natural sandstone arch in the Sedona area; don’t let its name fool you: It’s one of the most heavenly sights in an area famous for them.

From a trailhead elevation of 4,600 feet, there’s a mere 400 foot climb in altitude during this moderately difficult, 1.8-mile roundtrip trek; the journey to reach the top won’t leave you breathless — but we would never say the same about the views you’ll witness when you finally get there.

This popular hike has attractions for both casual hikers who lack the desire or the stamina to stray too far from civilization, and the more adventurous outdoors enthusiasts. Starting at the parking area, follow the trailmarker that points the way to Devil’s Bridge Trail. You’ll find the early going effortless; the trail, originally built for jeep travel, is smooth and clear and leads you through washes filled with juniper and prickly pear cactus.

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4607 at trailhead


Take an easy hike along the bottom of Sterling Canyon. The drainage is dry most of the year. Shade is available, but it would be wise to carry some water in the warm months.Sterling Canyon in northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon Bed and Breakfast

The signed trailhead is on the east side of the parking area. The well maintained trail almost immediately enters Wilderness and climbs gradually in the shade of Arizona cypress beside a dry stream bed on the floor of Sterling Canyon. There are occasional views of red rock formations to the left and of the sheer walls of Lost Wilson Mountain on the right. After .75 miles, the trail enters stands of ponderosa pine and oak which show the scars from the 1996 “Arch” fire.  Nearing the 1.75 mile point, there is a marked fork. Sterling Pass Trail branches off to the right. Keep left and continue 100 yards where the trail ends at a large red rock outcrop. There are nice views of the canyon, mountains and of Vultee Arch, about .25 miles the north.

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4803 at trailhead

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