Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
4.5
Architectural BuildingsMysterious SitesReligious Sites
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This chapel, located among dramatic rock formations, offers spectacular views, especially at sunset.
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  • Aditi P
    Boston, Massachusetts76 contributions
    More Than A Place of Worship
    Serene and spiritual it's a place to find your soul. Peaceful. The views are fabulous. Try going when it's not too crowded. We were there at 2pm. There is parking all the way up near the entrance. There are also little buggies that take you up.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written January 6, 2023
  • Kim C
    La Crosse, Wisconsin801 contributions
    What a view!
    It took a bit of logistics to get here because it only takes one ridiculous driver to back up the road. But the view is breathtaking from the top and worth the drive if you have the time and patience. Not Catholic, so enjoyed the chapel but didn't find it spiritually motivating. The view is really fabulous, so come if you have the time and patience to endure the potential traffic snafus. Fresh, clean air!
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 9, 2023
  • Lynn Berg
    Naples, Florida902 contributions
    Beautiful chapel
    This is a serene chapel where a weary traveler can sit quietly and rest. Beautiful chapel Parking is all along the windy road up to the chapel. Don’t take the first area. Keep driving. It’s a bit of an uphill hike from the lower lots.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2023
  • Out This Door
    Mesa, Arizona236 contributions
    Gorgeous, as always.
    I grew up in Sedona and have visited this church many times. The view from the church is magnificent. Any weather, any time of day! Last time I went here was with family visiting over New Years. It was snowy/rainy/foggy which added a lovely ambience you hardly ever get in dry AZ! The church itself is also beautiful. It is tiny but you are welcome to walk in, take pictures, have a seat, light a candle. The gift shop is amazing! Beautiful ornaments and souvenirs along with religious gifts too so there’s something for everyone. It’s tiny and packed though. As for parking—this location can get really really busy during the peak season. Plan to get there early in the day or late in the day. There are many parking spots but they do fill up fast just like every parking spot in Sedona. Visiting during the off season is better. There are three levels of parking because the church is up above the surrounding plain. So if you have mobility issues, go right to the top level and then work your way down until you find a spot. But if you have good mobility, park below and walk up. It’s not a steep walk and it is on pavement but its single file since there’s not much room along the street. There is a port-a-john. I recommend hitting a public restroom in either Tlaquepaque or the Village of Oak Creek before you get to the church. Definitely worth the visit!
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 31, 2023
  • RoverP
    Inverness, United Kingdom700 contributions
    Beautiful Church. Beautiful views.
    This is a beautiful piece of architecture. It is absolutely appropriate to both its location and purpose. Whilst the views from the church are magnificent, don’t leave without reading the story of how it came to be on boards to the left of the door outside the church.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 31, 2023
  • Sailawaywithme
    20 contributions
    Worth a Visit!
    This is a very small chapel and it can get crowded quickly. Parking was an issue, so I would plan my visit for very early or very late in the day. It was worth the visit, but if you are short on time, the best photos of the chapel are from the outside as you drive up. Inside the chapel you will see a crucified Jesus on a large, floor to ceiling cross, and a small gift shop downstairs.
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 11, 2023
  • Scott D.
    McEwen, Tennessee191 contributions
    Absolutely Amazing!
    This place was absolutely breathtaking and spiritual. The views here are amazing. The feeling you get walking into the Chapel of the Holy Cross is something you simply can't describe. Walking in there is just a sense of calm. It's very special to see all of the respect by others while here as well. If you're in the area, be sure to come here and spend some time, you won't regret it.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Happy Lady
    Salt Lake City, Utah10 contributions
    Inspiring
    Beautiful and Inspirational place with amazing energy no matter what your personal faith choice is! Parking is a bit tricky so plan accordingly, likewise pay attention to the opening and closing times. Over all would highly recommend to adding this stop to your Sedona stay! We loved it!
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 16, 2023
  • Kaleigh
    Duluth, Minnesota45 contributions
    Good views, accessible tar driveway
    Good views of the landscape nearby. A golf cart is available to give visitors rides up the tar driveway that goes uphill to the chapel & there is also handicap parking just near the chapel. Good accessibility up to the chapel. Worth a quick stop. Only open for daytime business hours.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Joel137
    Delray Beach, Florida487 contributions
    A Unique chapel with breathtaking views
    Beautiful vistas await you at the top of the chapel road. Long lines and parking issues may dissuade some, but worth the effort. They have some local rangers driving in golf carts to assist those who need a lift to the top or back down to their cars. Very, very nice touch. Please be sure to tip these guys a few bucks for their efforts.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2023
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456lesliet
Cleveland, OH84 contributions
Dec. 2023 • Couples
This is a nice stop while visiting in Sedona. There is spot you can stand and look up at Jesus. It’s very moving. I had to do it twice.
Written December 6, 2023
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA486 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Visited on 5/9 & hiked other trails during a Phoenix & Sedona trip & posted a vlog! Search "Nikko Gandia Travels Sedona" on YouTub3. The man-made chapel is beautifully integrated into the God-made red rock buttes. Views of the valley are stunning. The chapel itself is small, making it a more intimate experience while inside. Free parking and there were golf cart transports from the bottom parking lot up to the entrance.
Written December 3, 2023
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IndieBajan
New York City, NY47 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
My family and I visited on 11/22/23 during our Grand Canyon road trip. The surrounding views of the Sedona Red Mountains and valley are amazing from the top parking lot and walking bridge. The facilities close at 5 pm but some ppl opt to hang around until sunset for the remarkable view. The best thing is that there is no entrance fee but all are welcome to donate when lighting a candle because the location is an actual Catholic Church. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because the hike from the lower parking spaces to the top is very steep. Also, use the bathroom because the only public bathrooms are 2 porta-potties at the entrance below. All in all a great experience with beautiful photo opportunities.
Written November 25, 2023
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The B
Scottsdale, AZ16 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
A great place to explore while traveling to Sedona. The area is really nice. The true natural Arizona dessert vibe all around. Very cool- stop on by
Written November 22, 2023
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Lead2829
North Lawrence, OH310 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
Very cool to see. Parking is crazy around here. People, cars, and golf carts everywhere. Sanctuary is amazing and the views are pristine. Gift shop is busy.
Written November 18, 2023
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ920 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
I was here about six years ago, in October. At that time there were, at most, four other people wandering around. This time? Trolleys, golf cars, a total traffic jam! Now there are Gregorian chants playing in the background, it's very crowded, and there's a huge gift shop downstairs. Not that the chants and the shop are bad things -- they just took me by surprise. Probably so busy because of the "leaf-peeping" season. Still a lovely place.
Written November 14, 2023
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krine
6 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Take the Sedona Trolley to this awe inspiring chapel, get out right at the access ramp, and leave all the stress to your driver. It’s well worth the visit.
Written November 6, 2023
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Laurie C
Matthews, NC68 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Lovely chapel and spectacular views! Quiet place in late afternoon when there are fewer crowds and parking is easier to find. Worth the time!
Written November 1, 2023
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SobremesaStudios
Phoenix, AZ290 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Lovely setting . Parking is a problem. Way too many people. Somewhat of a disappointment since there were so many areas requiring assistance for handicapped persons. And people blocking others making mobility somewhat difficult. Be prepared for a climb from where you park your car to the ramp way leading to the chapel.

Next time I'd just have the bus drive by it.
Written October 29, 2023
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AmazingRacer22
Indianapolis, IN111 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Beautiful, small chapel built on the side of a rock. The setting is incredible and very peaceful when inside the Chapel. Does require a lot of time but so worth the trip.
Written October 28, 2023
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