Monday, June 13, 2011

Sedona- Where To Hike, Where To Eat

Sedona is always a fun little day trip to take from Phoenix. The drive is under two hours and the scenery is completely different than Phoenix.

We recently went on a hike at West Fork Trail. The drive to the trail is one of the most beautiful drives that I've been on. You take Hwy 89 A out of Sedona through Oak Creek Canyon. West Fork is a little past Slide Rock. It costs $9 to park your car, but the views are well worth it!

So many photo ops! Beautiful trees and mountains everywhere!My favorite part of the hike was all the little creek crossings. There are some great spots to get your feet in the water and even some spots that would be great for swimming!

After our hike we were starving and in the mood for a big dinner! I had read some great reviews for the Silver Saddle in Uptown Sedona so we decided to give it a try.

So glad that we did! I loved the ambiance of this place... it had an old school steakhouse feel with great country music like The Judds playing softly in the background. Very pretty restaurant.

As soon as we were seated, a server brought us each a complimentary taste of one of their appetizers. The husband and I both ordered the Handcut Ribeye Steaks. Best steak I ever had! Best mashed potatoes I've ever had! And awesome green beans! All topped with great little onion rings.

Along with our check, the server brought complimentary dessert bites. Blondies! We were so full that we could barely eat them. But of course, we managed somehow. Very good!

After dinner, we walked across the street to watch the sun set and to take in some great views of Snoopy Rock!