The Hike To This Secluded Beach In Arizona Is Positively Amazing

Cathedral Rock is perhaps the most photographed site in Arizona, and you can swim at its base when you hike to Buddha Beach at Crescent Moon Ranch. Located within the Coconino National Forest near Red Rock State Park, this hidden oasis is one of the best swimming holes in Arizona. Although the beach attracts decent crowds on summer weekends, it’s significantly lesser-known than more popular nearby swimming spots like Slide Rock and Grasshopper Point. The hike to the beach is under a mile long and pretty low-key, and the ranch opens up to plenty of other hiking trails if you want more adventure.

Visit the Coconino National Forest website for more information, including hours and entrance fees. There is also a large cabin available for rent in the park, and you’ll find details about it on the CNF website, as well.

Have you ever hiked to Buddha Beach at Crescent Moon Ranch? What are some of your favorite swimming holes in Arizona to make a splash in? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for a unique yurt Airbnb that also boasts unparalleled views of Cathedral Rock.

Address: Crescent Moon Picnic Site, 333 Red Rock Crossing Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA