Whenever we talk about a town, city, mountain, or other major geographical location, one of the key statistics that always gets mentioned is elevation. Elevation is the word used to denote how high an area is in relation to sea level. The elevation of Sedona is 4,350 feet (1,330 m), which is relatively high when compared to many other locations around the United States. The majority of large American cities and towns are located near the coasts and tend to have elevations of 500 feet (152 m) or less, but Sedona is quite far inland and located in a rocky, mountainous state, hence its high elevation.
Arizona is actually one of the highest states in all of America, with a mean elevation of 4,100 feet (1250 m), so the elevation of Sedona is very close to the state average. The highest point in the state is Humphreys Peak, which stands at an extremely high elevation of 12,633 feet (3,851 m) and is located a short drive from the city of Flagstaff. Meanwhile, the lowest point in the state of Arizona is a section of the Colorado River which is situated just 70 feet (21 m) above sea level.
The highest city in the entire state of Arizona is Flagstaff, which has an elevation of 6,910 feet (2,106 m). Other major Arizona cities include Tucson, which has an elevation of 2388 feet (728 m), the state capital of Phoenix, which has an elevation of just 1,086 feet (331 m), and Scottsdale, which has an elevation of 1,257 feet (380 m). Sedona’s elevation is therefore higher than most major locations around Arizona, but can’t quite match up with the likes of Flagstaff.