Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek Canyon
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Take one of America’s most scenic drives—the 30-mile route from Flagstaff to Sedona—to Oak Creek Canyon. You can get a detailed map from the ranger station before you set off. Watch as towering red cliffs give way to lush forested canyons along the drive. There’s so much to do once you’re there: cool off at the swimming holes, fish for your own meal, hike the popular West Fork trail, ride a jeep or ATV, or hop on a hot air balloon ride. Pick up some Native American crafts at Oak Creek Vista.
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  • Mayra R
    Orlando, Florida53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, Scenic Drive north of Sedona, AR
    The drive through Oak Creek Canyon was just delightful! It was well worth the time to take this scenic route on our way from Sedona to the Grand Canyon. If you like photography, be sure to stop right before crossing the Midgely Bridge for awesome views of the historic bridge and the canyon below! Build in some time to take your shoes off and wade in the cool creek water! This drive was simply delightful!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Carol R
    Abrams, Wisconsin96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such beauty and wonder
    We drove through the canyon on highway 89A. The views are so beautiful. We did a stop at Slide Rock National Park for a few hours and it was so amazing. Also stopped at a Dairy Queen in the canyon to cool down (LONG waits just for ice cream). We traveled through the canyon 3 of the 4 days we were staying in Sedona. Just breathtaking
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 15, 2023
  • EllieMaze
    United States86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery!
    This was our favorite hike in the Sedona area! Trail followed the creek and you crossed the water 13 times - some much more difficult than others! Parking is very limited so plan accordingly. This is a popular hike and well worth your time.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Rick B
    Round Rock, Texas1,402 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Busy on a Sunday afternoon.
    This beautiful drive is a must do if in the Flagstaff area. Arizona route 89A heads south out of town and into Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. The rocks are colorful and there are many really cool formations. There are also some camping and picnicking areas as the road runs through the Coconino National Forest. We also spotted a lot of places to stay and restaurants. In Sedona itself it was extremely busy so we just turned back to Flagstaff
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2024
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Jim S
Sun City, AZ414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Previous trips up and down the Oak Creek Canyon were always rushed. On this trip we decided to take our time. Went from the Uptown area heading north until we reached the 7,000 foot look over. Walked around that area and then headed back down the canyon. Great roads that we under construction but very short waits. Stopped at the Dairy Queen and used the bathrooms but did not get any food. Our next stop is where you will see a life size deer made out of chrome car bumpers. We almost missed it but stop and go into the store. It's not your typical tourist trap and the prices for the items were rather expensive but nicely displayed. There was a 90 minute wait to get into the park so that wasn't an option for us. I loved the ride, the traffic was light, and the cooler temps were very pleasant.
Written August 7, 2020
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Darlene S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
After experiencing hikes around Sedona's red rocks parks, Oak Creek Canyon was a pleasant change with its cooling, treed landscape and incredible cliff views. The view and the peacefulness of the area was a relaxing experience. An added highlight was the display of authentic Native American crafts (mostly Navajo) at the Oak Creek Canyon Vista, which I of course had to support by purchasing several jewelry pieces. It was great to meet the Native American artisans in person and listen to their stories about the Navajo Nation and their crafts. We loved it so much we went back again a couple days later.
Written June 21, 2021
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lhowe51
Phoenix, AZ97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Oak Creek Canyon provides a wonderful respite from the afternoon heat. The cool shade and cold creek are not to be missed on a trip to Sedona. The cool, calm ambiance provide a nice change from the bold, beaut red rocks.

Do not miss this on your trip to Sedona. I do recommend coming during the week to avoid the crowds of the weekend.
Written May 30, 2020
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Fred F
Jasper, TN383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Just a short stop here to look at this unique bridge over Oak Creek Canyon. It was the last obstacle to getting from Flagstaff to Sedona. Deep canyon walls and a unique bridge structure make this well worth the short stop.
Written September 19, 2021
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GoingWherever
Little Silver, New Jersey, USA301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A beautiful drive along a stream in a canyon of red rocks. Go early in the morning or late in the day to get the light cutting across the rocks. Be prepared for traffic, especially on weekends.
Written January 9, 2020
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Debbiez
Independence, OH22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Absolutely beautiful. Lot of traffic/people. We couldn't do a few things on our list because couldn't find a parking spot! Like shop at Tlaquepaque . . circled around parking lots several times and gave up. Same thing with Chapel of the Holy Cross. Got to see the outside but no spot to park to be able to go inside. This was prob 11 a.m.ish. Better get to places like that right when they open. Hiking in the different parks was a lot of fun, would definitely do that. There were helicopter rides slashed to $20 per person. The driving through the mountains was pretty scary with just a guardrail on one side for a long time and the locals driving real fast right on your tail. But the views are unbelievable everywhere you look. Drove over to Bearizona animal park in Williams which was awesome . . as well as took the great train ride to the Grand Canyon which was an experience in itself. Wonderful trip.
Written June 2, 2022
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Paul T
Somerset, NJ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We drove north from Sedona. A prominent bridge (Midgley Bridge) crosses a side canyon. Stopping there, we hiked down (a few hundred feet drop) to the river (Oak Creek). A cool place with lots of sycamores. Driving further, near the Slide Rock park, there are lots of impressive cliffs and rock formations. In another 10 miles, the road took an impressive climb up, with exciting hairpin turns. The top rewards us with a great view down the canyon. There is also a Navajo artifact bazaar set up at the viewpoint.
Written March 20, 2020
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Hiner1
Eagleville, PA142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We drove through Oak Creek Canyon on our way from Sedona to Flagstaff.

We stopped at the bridge for the overlook of Sedona. Then we stopped at Slide Rock State Park and walked all along the creek. We also stopped at the overlook after climbing up the mountain, which was cool! There were native Americans selling crafts & jewelry.

Such a beautiful drive in lieu of taking the highway!
Written April 7, 2022
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Shelley W
Prescott, AZ308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Hiked the West Fork this morning and loved every minute of it. Except for the creek crossings it is a very easy hike. The creek crossings were a little challenging for me but I made it and loved every minute. The trees and colors are just fantastic this time of year. This is an unusually warm year but we were done by noon so it never got too hot for us. The drive from Sedona to the trailhead is just magnificent.
Written November 2, 2020
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Jim F
Toronto, Canada289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
If you are doing the hike get here by 7:30 am if you want a chance to get in the parking lot. There is street parking but the later you get there the longer your walk will be to the hike. The other time to get there is around 10:30 am when most of the early people have left. Beautiful out and back hike. it is flat. If you go to the end allow for 2 to 2.5 hours depending on your pace. You may get your feet wet so waterproof hiking boots are good
Written April 19, 2022
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