It’s possible that you have seen Sedona before you got here: Sedona is the beautiful landscape for over 70 major Hollywood films.
One of the megastars who filmed in Sedona is John Wayne, who left his mark on Sedona…literally.
When he made the movie “Tall in the Saddle” (between mid-April and mid-June 1944), John Wayne filmed several of his scenes up Sedona’s winding Schnebly Hill Road. One day, one of the crew teased John Wayne until the famous movie star picked up a piece of charcoal from the camp fire and wrote “The Duke” on the red rock canyon wall. His signature is still there, preserved forever on one of the turns to the right as you are going up the hill.