I will be traveling to Arizona in May and will be in Sedona for 9 days/ 8 nights ( then traveling to the Grand Canyon for 4 days/3nights and onto Phoenix for 2 days/ 1 night before traveling home). I will be renting a car for the length of my stay and will be staying in the Village of Oak Creek - 7 miles from Uptown Sedona. I have done some research and ALL of your thorough, helpful information is truly helping me make the most of my trip ( RR is wonderful with all his helpful information, too )!! . On the days that I am planning on hiking, I am planning on going very early ( 5:30-6:30 A.M.). Some of my hikes include the Devils Bridge, Bell Rock/Courhouse Loop and Airport mesa ( for sunrise and returning for sunset with dinner there) . Any other suggestions for hikes that are moderate and "highly" recommended ?-( I am in good, physical , athletic shape ) My reservations for The Pink Arrow Tour and an E bike Tour ( with the bike tour, I will visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and have time to go inside, as well for 20 minutes). are still "pending" with the 2 companies since I am traveling solo, they will try and accommodate me once I am there ( would have loved to secure a reservation already, though) - So I am hoping those will be two 1/2 days planned and they also seemed hopeful to accommodate me :) I would like to go to Slide Rock Park one day, too and will rent a bike on my own one morning from the Sedona Bike and Bean ( most likely for 3 hours, will have the afternoon free). . . Any suggestions for the afternoons after my hikes/excursions since I will have plenty of time in the late mornings/afternoons each day !?! I am also trying to "stay in one area" per day, since I have read about the traffic!!! I would like to visit Tlaquepaue one afternoon for shopping/lunch. I am not sure how the weather will be the last 2 weeks in May ( though I know its starting to warm up) so any input on layers would be helpful ( not sure how "cold" the mornings will be). I was planning on stopping at the red Rock Visitor center to pick up some hiking maps and maps of the area when I am traveling from Sky Harbor Airport, but its closed still ( I arrive at 12:30 P.M on a Saturday, but not planning on doing any other stops, as I want to make sure I am NOT driving in the dark and I am planning on the heavy traffic ,too )!!! I did purchase a Fodor's travel book and map ( I will download an ALL TRAILS app, as well). I will purchase the parking pass at each trailhead, as well - Cash only? I did read about the Red Rock Pass, but was a bit confused if I should be purchasing that too, or am I just paying at the kiosk at each trailhead ( I cannot purchase my Grand Canyon entrance ticket right now , as well - They are asking for a license plate number of my rental, which I don't have - I am lodging in the Park) . I would like to try the Cowboy Club, Elote Cafe, Sedona Memories, Mesa Grill, Sound Bites Grill ( live entertainment on the weekend) and Pisa Lisa and Rene - Any other suggestions highly recommended for restaurants ? Though some might say I am spending "too much time" in Sedona and the GC , I truly try to make the most out off my trip , doing a lot of adventurous excursions/hikes without being rushed. Thank you SO much in advance again for all your help !!