Sedona Mayor Pleas For Visitors To Stay Home During Pandemic
Unusual Time Calls For Unusual Action
Sedona Arizona – Pandemic: Sedona’s resources are being stressed due to visitors hiking the trails in Red Rock Country. Visitors are disregarding the distancing guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to.
UPDATE: Parking has been temporarily closed off at many trailheads and roads leading to trailheads. Soldiers Pass and Devils Bridges as well as others in Boynton Canyon and around the city are closed. Check with the City of Sedona and US Forest Service for updates to this temporary closure.
This image of Rick and Sheri was taken on Devils Bridge back in 2005. Seven Canyons is in the background.
Even after “Shelter-in-place” recommendations have been put into place, we are finding visitors/tourists hiking in areas such as Soldiers Pass – Seven Pools – Devils Kitchen – Boynton Canyon and Devil’s Bridge (pictured in the video and image below) are lining up in close proximity to each other to take their turn on the natural arch for a picture. Some of these lines are over 100+ deep!
Sedona Is Seeking Your Help During This Time
Sedona sees more than 3 million visitors a year. Closing our trails and asking visitors to stay away is the hardest thing our community has had to do. Please adhere to the Pandemic guidelines for distancing and sheltering in place. We really appreciate your help in this matter. All of our health is at risk and we need to protect each other through distancing guidelines. Thank you!
Orders From Governor of Arizona – Doug Ducey
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Thank you ABC15 PHX for airing this story.
Credit: Multi-media Journalist – Cameron Polom (top video)
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