Bell Rock FormationBell Rock Pathway and Vortex Site

This popular hiking trail and vortex site is located just off S.R. 179, in the Village of Oak Creek, gateway to Sedona. The trail to Bell Rock is one mile round trip and is a favorite for both hiking and biking. The pathway, rated easy to moderate, is adjacent to the Courthouse Butte Loop. Both trails offer terrific red rock views!

We carry a wide selection of hiking and recreation books for the Sedona / Verde Valley area. Here are just a few of the titles we carry regularly:

Do you have your Easy Field Guides?

These Guides help answer the question “what is that?” while hiking, driving, nature walking or sitting in your back yard. Learn about the plants, animals, stars, history and archaeology around you.

  • Small enough to fit in your pocket
  • Filled with interesting facts
  • Fully illustrated
  • Just $1.75 each!

EFT to Arizona LandformsEFG to Night Sky of AZEFG to Common Desert InsectsEFG Snakes of AZEFG to Rock Art Symbols of the SWEFG to Inverterbrate Fossils of AZEFG to SW Petroglyphs

Birds of AZ

Birds of Arizona Field Guide
by Stan Tekiela
Price: $14.95

The full-page, color photos are incomparable and include insets of winter plumage, color morphs and more. Plus, with the easy-to-use format, you don’t need to know a bird’s name or classification in order to easily find it in the book. Using this field guide is a real pleasure. It’s a great way for anyone to learn about the birds in your state.

Also available in Cactus of AZ, Trees of AZ, Wildflowers of AZ and Mammals of AZ.



Boots and BurgersBoots and Burgers
by Roger Naylor
Price: $15.95

Finally, a fun and exciting hiking book! Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Roger highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona s West Coast. Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Pass the mustard! This book is a love letter to Arizona and a departure from the typical dry hiking book. Experience in full color the beauty and wonder of Arizona in over 170 stunning photographs. Featuring: 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps, fascinating fun facts, attractions along the way.


So Why Are The Rocks RedSo, Why Are The Rocks Red
by Mike Ward
Price: $13.95

It is almost impossible to look at the magnificent red rock formations surrounding Sedona and not wonder how the sculpted scenery was created. This guide has been written in decidedly non-technical terms to help the reader understand the geology that formed the landscape of Sedona.

Author Mike Ward, retired in 2002 and became increasingly interested in the area’s geology as he hiked the many trails winding through Sedona’s red rocks. After reading and taking classes about geology, Ward began writing the geologic story of Sedona in terms that he easily understood and “So, Why Are the Rocks Red?” is the result of that effort.




Best Easy Day Hikes: Sedona
Falcon Guide – by Bruce Grubbs
Price: $9.95

Features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of thirty easily manageable hikes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Red Rock Country – from the towering sandstone cliffs and spires of Mormon Canyon and the awesome gorges of Oak Creek Canyon to the dramatic rock formations of Courthouse Butte.

Hikes include:

Eagles Nest TrailMormon Canyon
Courthouse Butte Loop
Westfork Trail
Wilson Mountain Trail
Wilson Canyon Trail
and many more; 17 hikes in all.



WhatIsAVortex-300What is a Vortex?
Dennis Andres, “Mr. Sedona”
Price: $8.95

Practical, scientific, and spiritual answers about Sedona’s most powerful places in nature.

Clear maps and directions
Beautiful photos
Make a vortex connection!

Questions & Answers

Map & Directions

Techniques & Exercises



Weird ArizonaWeird Arizona
By Wesley Treat
Price $19.95


Focusing on the bizarre, a collection of entertaining, illustrated travel guides features a host of oddball curiosities, ghosts and haunted places, local legends, cursed roads, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions that can be found throughout the United States and around the globe.



AZ Ghost TownsArizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps
By Phillip Varney
Price $18.95

Ghost town authority Philip Varney brings the Old West to life with intriguing anecdotes and a gallery of rare old-time photographs. Regional maps, detailed travel information, and a full-color photographic portfolio describe each site and make this fascinating history of Arizona a reliable travel guide as well. Full-color photography. 136 pages.




Lost Cities Ancient Mysteries of SWLost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of the Southwest
By David Hatcher Childress
Price $19.95

Popular Lost Cities author David Hatcher Childress takes to the road again in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. This time he is off to the American Southwest, traversing the region’s deserts, mountains and forests investigating archeological mysteries and the unexplained. Join David as he starts in northern Mexico and searches for the lost mines of the Aztecs. He continues north to west Texas, delving into the mysteries of Big Bend, including mysterious Phoenician tablets discovered there and the strange lights of Marfa. He continues northward into New Mexico where he stumbles upon a hollow mountain with a billion dollars of gold bars hidden deep inside it! In Arizona he investigates tales of Egyptian catacombs in the Grand Canyon, cruises along the Devil’s Highway, and tackles the century-old mystery of the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman mine. In Nevada and California Childress checks out the rumors of mummified giants and weird tunnels in Death Valley, plus he searches the Mohave Desert for the mysterious remains of ancient dwellers alongside lakes that dried up tens of thousands of years ago. It’s a full-tilt blast down the back roads of the Southwest in search of the weird and wondrous mysteries of the past!


We have many regional books and field guides, as well as
books on wildlife, flowers, and plants of Arizona and the Southwest.
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