Following the hike to Humphrey's, we took a day off to take 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona. I'd not driven this route so enjoyed the winding descent followed by a pleasant drive along a stream in which lots of people were playing.
We drove through Sedona, going on to Cottonwood and then driving half way up Mingus Mountain to visit.....
....the small town of Jerome. Interesting history of this long time, mining town with many unique shops and good restaurants.
Following lunch, we headed back to Sedona, paused at Red Rock Park where a ranger advised me keep going to get the best view in the valley of Cathedral Rock so off we went....
....but paused in front of a beautiful home built into a rock formation accessible only by the home owner's tram. Just then, a guy driving his truck in the other direction stopped and gave us the story, "He is an engineer and his mama gave him a bunch of money!" We got a good laugh then drove and found.....
...the spot from which to take the great image of Cathedral Rock.
A closer look and the next day, we climbed that.
We drove back and note the serpentine climb out of the valley.