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Sedona Weather
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Winter (December/January/February): Days will be in the high to low 50’s (Fahrenheit) and drop to near freezing (or below) at night. Snow most often occurs at the end of December, through January, and into early February.  Sedona receives an average of 9 -10 inches of snow each year. Low visitor traffic during this time except for holidays. Many visitors from colder areas tend to visit during this time of the year to enjoy the mild winters of Sedona, seasonal waterfalls, and capture the beauty of snow upon the Red Rocks. Please refer to our Sedona Hiking Information page and explore “Winter Hikes” to learn more about the best places for a magical walk in the snow. During this time, you would need a dry suit to swim in the creek. Sedona has over 330 sunny days per year, which is more than Miami, FL!! There is usually light precipitation for only about 10-15% of the month and it snows 2-4 times each Winter. Some North facing trails and canyon hikes will be limited due to snow and ice.

Spring (March/April/May): Days will be in the high 80’s (Fahrenheit) and will drop to the low 60’s at night. The mornings in March are beautiful and offer the best time to hike. During this time, the water in Oak Creek is clear and warm enough for most visitors to swim. Please refer to our Sedona Hiking Information page and explore "Creekside Hikes" to learn more about the best places explore the lushness of Sedona this time of year. High visitor traffic for “Spring Break” from March to April makes this one of the busiest times of the year to visit Sedona. Increasingly low probability of rain from late March into May. 

Summer (May/June): Days will be in the mid to high 90's (Fahrenheit) and drop to the low 70's at night. High sun intensity in the middle of the day, and excessive dryness, makes Sedona actually feel like a desert during this time of the year. The water in Oak Creek will be comfortable for swimming, cliff jumping, and canyoning. Please refer to our Sedona Hiking Information page, and explore "Summertime Swimming Hikes" to discover your own secretly hidden oasis. There is almost a 0% chance of precipitation through May and June. The area has historically dealt with seasonal wildfires; both around and inside of Sedona's Wilderness Areas during the Summer.

Monsoon Season (July/August): Days will be the most humid of the year, while temperatures will reach the mid 90’s (Fahrenheit) and drop to the high 60’s at night. Be advised, in Sedona it rains every day for about 56 days in a row usually starting on July 8th. Our “monsoon season” during this period will lead to rainy evenings and world-class beautiful sunsets. To avoid the rain we most often suggest early morning outings. This will allow for cooler temperatures, less humidity, and on average a lower probability of rain. Please refer to our Sedona Hiking Information page and explore “Sunset Hikes” for guidance to the best self-guided places to capture sunset photography.  Low visitor traffic throughout monsoon season. During this time, the water in Oak Creek is warm enough to swim, but many visitors don’t because it gets dirty from rain flow and flash flooding. This period has the highest probability for precipitation of any other season in Sedona. 

Fall (September/October/November): Days will be in the high 80’s (Fahrenheit) and drop to the low 60’s at night during September and October. In November, temperatures will reach the 70’s and drop to the low 50’s. Medium visitor traffic through September and highest visitor traffic of the year during October. Many visitors choose to visit during this time to enjoy the seasonal color change that occurs along Oak Creek and Oak Creek Canyon. Please refer to our Sedona Hiking Information page and explore “Shaded/Fall Foliage Hikes” to learn more about the best places for a colorful self-guided adventure. During this time, the water is warmer than springtime, crystal clear after mid-September, and most visitors swim comfortably through the end of October. Low probability of rain after September 20th.


Sedona Average Temperatures, Rainfall, Sunshine, and Sunrise/Sunset Times


















Weather Reports/Road Closures
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