Amitabha Stupa, Sedona, AZ

Description: This is a unique site in two respects. It is the only true Manzanita/Pinon/Juniper site on the Trail and it is owned and sponsored by Sedona's Buddist Community as a sacred site. Please treat it with special care and respect. There are enough trials here to satisfy any birders need to look at the next tree or wash for a migrant or a breeding bird. It is also a place of great peace where it good just to sit and let the birds come to you. A bonus! This is a site listed with the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat!

Administrative Agency: Buddist Community

Restrictions and fees: This is a sacred site and you are asked to treat it with respect. There are no fees, however, a donation box, located at the right-hand side of the main sign close to the entrance off Pueblo Road will receive your donations to help support the site.

Elevation: 4610'

Ease of road access: The property is accessed directly off paved roads in Sedona. There is an unpaved driveway to the ample parking lot and this driveway, while a bit bumpy, is easily accessed by passenger car.

Ease of hiking access: Trails are clear and easily hiked. The trail from the parking lot to the stupa itself is easy although there is a very short climb to it. Birders will delight in the maze of trails that run throughout the property as well as the trails that enter the Forest Service land which borders the property.

Approximate area size: Approximately 14 acre.

Frequency of use by public: Moderate to light use depending upon tourist season. Rest rooms are not available.

Parking facilities: Parking is easily accessed. There is no fee for parking.

Non-bird Interests: Prayer and meditation

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