We do see snow , last a day , then gone . This morning I ran t the store at 7 , 25 deg on the temperature thing in the car , but by 12 we should be in the low 60s . I actually live in cottonwood, but the view from my house is all the red rocks of Sedona . And it is only a 20 min drive .That's right where we were thinking so it's good to hear that's a reasonable choice. Went to Phoenix for 4th of July a couple years ago... when you get back to the hotel at midnight and the car thermometer still says it's 104F out, yikes. Wife never wants to see a snowflake again so Flagstaff's out. But we went to Sedona and loved it.