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Oak Creek Canyon

Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 83149
928 282-4119
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Ranked #3 of 57 attractions in Sedona
Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Scenic Drives
Activities: Hiking
Description: Breathtaking in its red rock beauty, the Canyon is a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls.
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Tempe, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Very well worth the drive. Loved the Great views and a there's a lot of history! This area of Arizona is one of my favorites in the entire state.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

But if you live in Arizona, this must seem very lush and green to you. Slide Rock State Park is in this Canyon, and that is a fun place to play on a hot day.

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Weems, VA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's an exciting ride to the bottom of the canyon and a little bit scary doing it in reverse at night. So glad we took this route.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

For 2 years in a row I have travelled this road to get out of the hustle and bustle of Sedona while on vacation in the area. It can get backed up w/ traffic so best to travel in early morning or possibly late afternoon. Early morning you will be able to find more room to park at one of... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Rorest Service has really ruined things by requiring the Red Rock Pass just to park in the canyon. After many years I can't see much of an improvement as a result of requiring the pass. If you have a National Parks Passport or a Senior Passport you can get a hangar at any ranger station or the Visitor's Center... More

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bend, oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lot's of great views on a twisty road. Took this route on the way to the Grand Canyon. If you want to go for a scenic ride, this is the one.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
62 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The drive through Oak Creek is just beautiful. Stop at the park at the top (near Hwy 17) , you can browse the Indian items for sale - they are great value, most are high quality and much less expensive than the shops in Sedona, Walk to the end of the path to get a sense of where the road... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wow, was this a letdown. Of course, the drive was hyped unbelievably, so it would be hard to meet expectations. I didn't find the views on the drive to be very good, and the road itself was no pleasure. The big overlook at the top was kind of grim, really. Stay in Sedona and walk around on almost any trail... More

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Mission, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had fresh snow at night and no traffic following us in the early morning. The sun on the fresh snow made for a memorable ride,a little icy , but you want to travel slower on this winding road which climbs about 2500 ft

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Emeryville, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Among the pleasures of walking among Sedona's red rocks, is the equal pleasure of walking the Oak Creek Canyon trail. Green, secluded, with occasional red rocks, but mostly a walk in the woods. We've done it many times and enjoyed every time. For some added pleasure, read Zane Grey's "Call of the Canyon" before or after visiting.

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