short climb to a great view
Sedona has recently instituted a "Red Rock Pass", which is a fancy way of saying you need to pay to play. As of May, 2002, the fee is $5 per day per vehicle. There are plenty of places in and around Sedona to pay this fee and get the receipt, which you need to put on your vehicle dash to keep from being towed.
This hike is a too quick climb to some good views of Sedona and the surrounding mountains and landmarks. To lengthen the hike, we hiked around the edge of this plateau. There are a number of good places for lunch and views.
After this hike, you'll most likely be looking for another one in the area... I know we were.