We get asked all the time when is the best time to visit Sedona, Arizona. The answer is simple... During Monsoon Season! Between the months of July through September, Sedona gets an amazing array of thunderstorms. These thunderstorms have big white and dark cottony clouds that contrast with each other and hover around the mountains, which transforms Sedona into a land of magical wonder... especially at Sunset when the sun is reflecting off these puffy clouds. And with all the rain, everything is green. Let me tell you... there's nothing more prettier than desert flowers glowing during golden hour against our red rocks.
Oh, and you don't have to worry about the rain ruining your vacation. You see, during Monsoon Season... it's scattered thunderstorms. So when you wake up in the morning, it's always clear. Then as it starts to heat up during the day, the thunderstorms roll in from over the mountains and cool us off. So it's very common to not even reach 90 degrees in the afternoon because of the cool mountain showers.
So what if you can't come during Monsoon Season. Well... there's only one month I wouldn't suggest visiting Sedona. It's the hottest and driest month of the year. During June, it can reach 100 degrees in Sedona. But this is needed, because it means the heat is warming up the ocean below us which brings in the cooling and life giving Monsoons. The rest of the year, the temperatures in Sedona are pretty mild. With 50's during the day in the winter, it really makes it nice to escape the colder weather of most of the other states.
Here are a few of our pictures we've taken during Monsoon Season over the years, just to show you how amazing it is in Sedona, Arizona.