Storm gives some Arizona attractions a unique winter look

SEDONA, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- The state has seen a good amount of snow this winter, and more is on the way. As a result of the snow, people have been flocking to snow-covered areas to take in the picturesque views.

Sedona is known for its beautiful red rock buttes, steep canyon walls, and pine forests. It's a year-round destination for photographers, both professional and amateurs. During the winter, there is an added bonus of a dusting of snow on the famous red rocks.

"It's really pretty. It's amazing really that you can drive two hours and be up in the mountains and in the snow, and live in the valley where it's desert. It's a pretty amazing place," said one man, identified only as Omar.

Valley residents are headed north, just to catch a glimpse.

"We took some slow-mo ones, so you can really see the snow coming down," said one woman, identified only as Joanne. "The red rocks were gorgeous with the snow earlier today."

"When you look up, it's kind of like, I can't describe it," said one person, identified only as It's just really cool."

At Snowbowl in Flagstaff, skiers and snowboarders are getting spoiled with the fresh powder, but for those who don't want to hit the slopes, they can hit the trails by horseback.

"We've been fortunate to really have the enhancement from the snow," said Christa Brunori with Horsin' Around Adventures Sedona. "It doesn't actually deter our ability to ride. It actually just creates a new experience."

At Horsin' Around Adventures in Sedona, people can get a quintessential snow-covered western experience, while sitting back, relaxing and taking it all in, as their four-legged tour guide leads the way.

"To get to ride through these territories, to ride through the canyon, to ride along the vineyards. You get to overlook the Valley especially this time of year with the snow," said Brunori. "It's just gorgeous to ride through it and watch as you go along. It's peaceful."

Those visiting from much colder climates are also enjoying the fresh flakes.

"In this part of the country it's gorgeous," said one person from Wyoming, identified only as Tucker. "It seems like you've gotten some rain down here, so everything is green with the green grass. It's great. I didn't know there were wineries out here."

It's a different way to experience the beauty of the Arizona desert. A juxtaposition of the red rocks and the purity of snow. Although it may not look typical, or like the desert people are used to, people can still soak in the beauty and cooler temps, while they last.

"That type of weather conditions and the natural terrain, it's just something you have to experience for yourself," said Brunori. "To see the snow atop these cliffs and especially the red rock cliffs of Sedona, nothing compares to that type of beauty. It's mother nature at its best for sure."

If you are venturing up north, please check road conditions first.