Gateway to Sedona

This is a photograph of the gateway entrance and corridor into Sedona, Arizona taken from the Volcanic Cone (called Roses Volcano) high above the ranch.   Coming from the town of Cottonwood, driving north on 89A on the Dry Creek Scenic Road, after passing a older style trailer park on your left called Sedona Shadows (200 units) , you’ll see or remember the sign for El Rojo Grande Ranch, also on your left. From that point,  it’s a beautiful and historical drive into Sedona, crossing over a huge span bridge, passing Red Rock Loop Road,  entering the Sedona City limits and then seeing the Sedona High School on your right.

We said NO to a change of Zoning on El Rojo Grande Ranch that will have changed Sedona’s character FOREVER.  This photograph below is the land  where the 6oo manufactured homes on cement pads and  and 50 RV sites were to be located. A sea of rooftops!

From the East Side looking at the development
From the East Side looking at the potential development
From the West side looking at the development
From the West Side looking at the land to be developed                                       From Sedona Eye: A letter we received from the Matt Sachs Family.11.12.2018
I visited Sedona with my family in late August and what we remember is the approach was built by excitement of trees and wide open land spaces after coming up the freeway from Phoenix airport and sitting in traffic after exiting. If it had been rows of commercial buildings and hotels and restaurants and mass residential developments of cheap housing, we wouldn’t have persevered and kept going. 
We talked about turning around twice, once very seriously but then we saw the big Dome Rock. When we left (our timeshare was in the villages) we had the beautiful Bell Rock in our rearview mirror beckoning us back. You change that, you change what people like us remember. 
Looking toward Sedona from the south, all land adjoining Scenic Hiway 89A will be covered by 600 units and 50 RV sites.