When visiting Sedona, one of the most beautiful places in the world, it is vital to practice green travel. Sedona and the local community encourages travelers to take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints. The travel tips below are simple ways visitors to the area can travel eco-friendly while also enjoying the beauty and serenity of the area.
1. Stick to marked trails to avoid harming native flora
When hikers explore off the trails there is a higher chance they will injure or even kill the indigenous plant life while eroding the land.
2. To preserve the past, visitors should examine, not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts
Much like going to a museum, it is important that any item of cultural or historical significance should be seen and not touched.
3. Carry a small reusable bag and pick up any trash you spot along your hike
By carrying a bag, travelers in the area can help dispose of the garbage properly.
4. Never feed the animals
Feeding the wildlife can create a dependency on humans, which may lead to attacks.
5. Buy locally made products
Sedona is home to amazing locally owned shops and attractions where visitors can buy items that were made in the area rather than imported.
Along with these five tips, visitors can also practice other eco-friendly advice such as using reusable bags, keeping a safe distance from wildlife and seeking out indigenous artisans to preserve their culture. For anyone looking to visit Sedona and the surrounding area, another useful tip is to buy a Red Rock pass and purchase a book called the “Nine Easy Hikes in Sedona” where proceeds support the United States Forest Service. Information on the top sustainability tips and more can be found here.