If you gaze at Snoopy Rock from the right angle, the red rock formation resembles the famous Peanuts dog lying on his back with Woodstock on his nose. This rock—one of the most famous in Sedona—can be spotted from a number of viewpoints, such as Marg’s Draw Trail, and the shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés of uptown.
Snoopy Rock has been making travelers smile since it first got its name, and visitors agree you won’t even have to squint to find Mother Nature’s homage to Charles Shultz. Nearby Lucy Rock, named for its resemblance to Charlie Brown’s famous friend, rounds out the Peanuts experience for travelers to this Sedona spot. Just about every tour of Sedona’s red rock country, including Jeep tours and helicopter flights, will point out the formation.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Snoopy Rock is hard to miss and popular with young travelers.
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for uneven surfaces if you plan to hike Marg’s Draw Trail.
- Don’t forget sun protection and water; the sun is intense even in the winter.
- Sedona red rock tours that include Snoopy Rock typically last two to three hours and often include hotel pickup and drop-off.
How to Get There
While Snoopy Rock is visible from uptown Sedona, some of the best views can be found along Marg’s Draw Trail. The trailhead is on Sombart Lane just off Highway 179. Parking at the trailhead requires a Red Rock Pass.
When to Get There
Mild temperatures make spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) the best seasons to explore Sedona’s outdoor attractions, like Snoopy Rock. Expect daytime highs in the 90s F (30s C) during the summer months, and occasional snowfall during the winter.
Famous Rock Formations of Sedona
Snoopy Rock is certainly a star, but it’s not the only natural landmark among Sedona’s striking red rock formations. Cathedral Rock occupies its own hill and is one of the most recognizable Sedona landmarks. From West Sedona, look for Chimney Rock, Thunder Mountain, and Coffeepot Rock; all are particularly impressive at sunset. Bell Rock welcomes visitors entering Sedona from Highway 179.