Sedona Vortex sites are popular tourist attractions. Vortex sites are enhanced energy locations that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind/body healing, and exploring your relationship with your Soul and the divine. They are neither electric nor magnetic (although these words are often used to describe the vortexes, along with the other nomenclature such as masculine or feminine sites). The explanation for vortexes lies more at the boundaries of known science, rather than in electromagnetic descriptions or gender related labels.
The power that emanates from the vortexes produces some of the most remarkable energy on the planet. This energy is the reason Sedona has a large New Age community with a variety of spiritual practices and alternative healing modalities. People come from all over the world to experience the energy flow from the vortexes.
For more information on Sedona's Vortexes visit http://www.lovesedona.com/01.htm where you can access a printable map.
Bell Rock is located within walking distance of Adobe Village Graham Inn. Its distinct shape makes it easy to spot, and parking and trails are clearly visible. There are easy walking trails here for a beautiful stroll. You may choose to climb higher which will reward you with stunning views. The highest points are steep and dangerous to reach. Sunrise is an especially beautiful time here when the sun rises over the mountains lighting up the valley.
From the Boynton Canyon Trail. Go 250 yards, then take the left fork to stay on Boynton Canyon Trail. Go another 400 yards to the Vista Trail sign. Some sense the energy strongest at "Kachina Woman", a tall red rock spire near the start of the trail. To reach it, take the right fork and follow the Vista Trail up the hill. Follow the cairns (red rock trail markers in wire barrels) along this trail, and soon you arrive at a 30 foot high knoll. Notice the very twisted Juniper trees all around this trail. The energy at this vortex is said to strengthen the masculine/feminine or yin/yang balance.
This vortex can be approached from the Village of Oak Creek by driving South of Adobe Village Graham inn on Highway 179 to Verde Valley School Road. Take Verde Valley School Road to the end, and then walk along the Oak Creek. Also, if you enjoy hiking and climbing, there is a third route that will bring you close enough to this vortex to feel its energy: From Hwy 179, drive in Back-o-Beyond Rd .6 mile to the parking area at the base of Cathedral Rock, and then hike up the creek bed toward the center of Cathedral Rock.
The Airport Mesa Vortex is the closest vortex to the center of Sedona. The views are beautiful in nearly all directions. You can see Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Schnebly Hill to the South and East. To the North you can see Thunder Mountain and Coffee Pot Rock.