After Canyon de Chelly we headed to Sedona, AZ. I’ll tell you right off the bat, it’s not much to see. It is beautifully situated, I’ll give it that. Towering walls of red rock surround it in dramatic fashion, but the town itself looked upscale suburban. We couldn’t even find a historic downtown, just a retail strip.
The road getting there was pretty good though. We came in on Schnebly Hill Road off of Highway 17. (See map below).
Also worth a look are the Honanki and Palatki Indian Ruins off of FR 525, in the Secret Mountain Wilderness northwest of Sedona. Honanki is a little further down the road and can be viewed without guides. At Palatki a ranger will accompany you into the canyon. These photos are from Honanki.
We camped at Lo Lo Mai Springs. There were lots of amenities like hot showers, pool, and wifi but it was on the pricey side at about $40/night for a tent site.