Getting to Sedona:

The Courageously Creative Workshop is located southwest of of downtown Sedona, Arizona approximately 16 miles, between Sedona and Cottonwood. It is 2 hours north of Phoenix and 1 hour south of Flagstaff. Directions from Phoenix: Take I-17 North to the Cottonwood Exit (#287). Turn left and follow Hwy 260 toward Cottonwood for 12 miles to the intersection of Hwy. 89A. Turn right going toward Sedona. Go through two traffic lights. When you see 761 or Bill Gray Rd sign turn left on Bill Gray Rd. The first building on the right is the Mago Information Center (if you are taking a shuttle from Phoenix it will drop you off here and then the center can drive you in to the center for a small charge). Bill Gray Road is an unpaved Forest Service Road. Follow this dirt road for approximately 10.8 miles until you see the sign for Ilchi Road on your right side. Turn left at this sign, cross the cattle guard, and go approximately 1,000 feet to the Retreat’s main gated entrance.

Flight Information: Please fly into Phoenix or Flagstaff early enough to be able to arrive at the Center no later than 4:00pm. This will allow us to have time for our first day of activities.  It will take you approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Phoenix to the center. There is no need to rent a car as once you are at the retreat center, we will stay there.  Returning home, please schedule a late afternoon or evening flight so you can partake in Monday's activities and to allow enough time for that drive plus 2 hours lead time at the airport.  You can also share rides if you get your flight info to us. We can then link you up possibly with others coming in at the same time. 

Remember it is always good to get travel insurance!


The following information is from the retreat's website:


Shuttle & Retreat Pickup

Online Shuttle Reservations and Contact Info

Coming to Sedona Mago Retreat by shuttle requires the use of two different transportation services. Shuttle services from Phoenix will drop you off in Cottonwood and from there an employee of Sedona Mago Retreat will pick you up.

For arrivals at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, book your shuttle reservation at Arizona Shuttle, or call 800.448.7988 or 928.282.2066. The fee is $41 each way.

Once you’ve secured your reservation with Arizona Shuttle, please fill out the Mago pickup form to the right. Our Mago pickup service from Cottonwood is offered free of charge.  We kindly requests for shuttle reservations to be made at least 24 hours in advance of arrival. Same-day reservations are subject to delays and are not guaranteed.

When you arrive at the airport, go to the baggage claim area and find the “AZ City to City Shuttle Check-in” counter. This is where you wait for the shuttle.

Notes About Shuttle Services

*  We usually pick you up at your scheduled pickup time, but depending on the overall schedule, you may need to wait a maximum of one hour in Cottonwood.

*  Our last Mago pickup time in Cottonwood is 8:45 pm.

*  Pick up location is the Arizona Shuttle office or the Best Western both in Cottonwood, AZ.

*  Our earliest drop-off leaving Sedona Mago Retreat is at 5:45 am.

*  Departure location is the Welcome Center and will drop off at either the Arizona Shuttle office or the Best Western; both in Cottonwood, AZ.

*  If your flight is delayed or you miss your shuttle, call the Welcome Center at 928.204.3391 to let us know your rescheduled shuttle time.

*  Please see the charts below that show each AZ shuttle’s schedules and our matching Mago Shuttle times. Example: If you are on the 1:45 pm shuttle from the PHX airport we will pick you at in Cottonwood at 5:00 pm.

Shuttle Schedule

Depart from PHX Airport Mago Shuttle Pickup
6:15 – 9:15 am 12:30 pm
10:45 am 2:00 pm
12:15 pm 3:30 pm
1:45 pm 5:00 pm
3:15 pm 6:30 pm
4:45 – 6:15 pm 8:30 pm
Depart from the Retreat Depart from Cottonwood Shuttle Office
5:45 am 6:45 am
7:15 am 8:15 am
8:45 am 9:45 am
11:45 am 12:45 pm
1:15 pm 2:15 – 3:45
4:15 pm 5:15 pm