I did not know that monsoons came to the mountains of Arizona and we witnessed one the third day that we were there. We had decided to try a GPS tour of the area that would take us to the important sites around the area.By the way, it is actually a great way to see the area as a first time traveler in Sedona.
That afternoon, we had visited a number of the designated sites on Route 89A and then it started to rain. It felt like it went from zero to sixty with the intensity of the rain, the black clouds and hailstones the size of a quarter.We were driving a rental car back to the town and the rocks were already sliding down the mountain. We drove back as quickly as we could and sat in the New Frontiers Health food store ( similar to Whole foods )while the storm passed. Soon after the rain abated, we were able to see a double rainbow. Apparently, this is one of the gifts that nature gives us after a monsoon.