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Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from the ground between two large red rock formations. One of the most distinctive features is a 90-foot cross, which can be seen from the ground along State Route 179. A massive stained glass window turns the chapel's interior into a kaleidoscope of color at certain times of the day. No services are held here, but it provides an ideal setting for spiritual reflection and prayer as well as incredible views of the Red Rocks. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Courthouse Butte is a gigantic mound of sedimented rock, forming one of the major landmarks of the city. Resting in the Yavapai County, this rock has an altitude of 5,454 feet (1662.37 meters), creating a picturesque hiking trail. Courthouse Butte is one landmark, which intrigues not only ardent geologists with its Permian Supai formation, but also adventurous hikers, who love the scenic hiking spot.
This rock is easily recognized by its stately shape and unusual red color. The object of many visitors' pointed cameras, this rock becomes more than it appears at first glance. Possessing one of four Energy Vortexes in the area, this is a highly popular attraction. Located near the Bell Rock Inn whose rooms offer incredible views, this rock possesses energy of the "active" type, which spirals up, encircling you. Experiment sensing this energy while on the rock by first briskly rubbing your hands together, then hold your palms first upward with arms outstretched, then downward, feeling the invisible forces at work either lifting or pushing down.
Among the country’s foremost National Monuments, the Montezuma Castle National Monument boasts rich history and heritage. Carved out of a limestone cliff, this prehistoric site is a five-story dwelling. Comprising nearly twenty rooms, this marvelous structure is believed to have taken close to three centuries to complete. Inhabited more than 600 years ago, much of the building is still intact. Apart from gazing at the exquisite site in sheer wonderment, you can visit the on-site museum, which chronicles the stirring history of the region. At the base of the cliffs lies a splendid sycamore grove, which also welcomes visitors for leisurely wanderings.