Big Park, also called the Village of Oak Creek and known locally as “The Village”, was once a sleepy little retirement community, but today it’s one of the fastest growing areas of Sedona, complete with three golf courses, several new subdivisions and resort hotels.
As you leave the Village, heading north toward the “Y,” you’ll encounter the entrance to Bell Rock Vista and Pathway. Nearly 4 miles long, the Bell Rock Pathway is a well-groomed trail. It’s a great choice for starting our your hiking or mountain biking adventure. The trail passes by Courthouse Rock and Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s famous vortex energy spots. Many other trails are accessible from the Pathway, with varying degrees of difficulty to challenge your skills.
About half way between the Village and the “Y” is the turn off to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Built in 1955, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is an inspirational tribute to the beauty of Sedona. The views are spectacular! Hundreds of people visit her everyday and its a great place to take photos.
On the way to the Village from Sedona you will pass the Church of the Red Rocks, which has spectacular red rock views.