Little Horse Park

Little Horse Park is a peaceful community surrounded by the area’s dramatic and distinctive red rocks.


The Little Horse Park area is located alongside Highway 179, about 10 minutes’ drive south of Sedona’s vibrant Uptown. Little Horse Park is a peaceful community surrounded by the area’s dramatic and distinctive red rocks.
The neighborhood takes its name from the area of trees and grassland surrounding the Little Horse Trail, which stretches for 3.4 miles through the beautiful local scenery. This charming wildflower-lined trail is suitable for all skill levels and offers a variety of activities. The trail is well-suited for hiking and horseback riding, and also allows for on-leash dog walking. It moves through 400 foot of elevation, from the Bell Rock Pathway to the stunning views of Chicken Point.
Also known as the Chapel Area, Little Horse Park is known for the stunning Chapel of the Holy Cross. This dramatic place of worship sits at the end of a winding, rising road in front of one of the red rocks’ most dramatic cliffs. The Chapel must truly be seen to be believed, and the combination of its exquisite understated architecture with the backdrop has made it a must-see for visitors from all over the world.
Other religious sites in the area include United Methodist and Lutheran churches, as well as a synagogue operated by the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley. As well as being a focal point of the local Jewish community, the synagogue has a policy of welcoming guests of all faiths and fostering a strong sense of neighborliness in Little Horse Park.
The Back O’ Beyond gated community contains luxurious ranch homes with immense panoramic views of Cathedral Rock and the stunning surrounding landscape. The beautiful multi-million dollar homes within Back O’ Beyond boast outdoor pools and spas, with interiors containing soaring beamed ceilings and huge windows allowing unobstructed views of this incredible natural setting. Hiking and mountain biking trails lead from Back O’ Beyond into the brilliant red rocks, where adventurous types can try their hand at rock climbing in this magnificent terrain. The beautiful gushing water of Oak Creek is also within walking distance.
The Mystic Hills is another enclave of opulent luxury real estate. Outdoor pools, patios, kitchens, and tennis courts allow residents of Mystic Hills to make the most of the gorgeous year-round weather. Grand properties located in Mystic Hills include expansive hilltop estates with gated courtyards lined with trees and flower gardens. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows provide unobstructed views of Sedona’s majestic natural beauty. Every room within this these exquisitely-designed multi-million dollar properties provides incredible views of the surrounding scenery.
The Little Horse Park area is also home to the award-winning Elote Cafe. Chef Jeff Smedstad has put together an exceptional Southwestern and Mexican-inspired menu combining the regional cuisine of Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, and Arizona. All dishes are prepared with locally-grown seasonal ingredients. Along with the outstanding food, Elote is noted for its excellent cocktail menu utilizing the finest-quality tequila and mezcal. Elote has been the recipient of numerous awards, being James Beard-nominated and drawing glowing reviews from FODOR, Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Fox News,, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.

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