Oak Creek Vista Overlook
Oak Creek Vista Overlook
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This overlook combines a scenic view with shopping opportunities for Native American arts and crafts.
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Jeanne H
5 contributions
Feb 2020
The drive up Oak Creek Canyon from Sedona to the vista was amazingly beautiful. At the vista you could see for miles. The canyon was gorgeous and at the top of the vista was beautiful Native American jewelry sold by Native American vendors directly.
Written February 14, 2020
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BILLB47
Charlotte, NC333 contributions
Oct 2021
This was a great spot for picture taking on our 10 day tour with Christian Tours. It was a bright crisp morning. Beautiful scenery. Also, Native American vendors on hand
to sell various hand made items at reasonable prices. Great stop on our way to the Grand Canyon.
Written October 29, 2021
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Christina N
New Orleans, LA110 contributions
Jan 2020
The Oak Creek Vista has a beautiful view of Cathedral Rock and if you take the Verde Valley School Rd. out to the parking lot at the end, there is a great hike up to CR that is not very busy. Baldwin Trail runs along the Creek and up to CR. Most folks take the short hike from the first parking lot on the paved road. Take the service/gravel road after the pavement ends to the end. There is a parking lot where the trail starts. There is a fee for parking.
Written January 6, 2020
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Whitney K
Woodhull, IL635 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you’re headed south on 89A to Sedona, I recommend stopping at this overlook. The views are amazing! You can park your car, walk by some Native American vendors selling homemade jewelry and pots (we took one home with us), then see the beautiful views of Oak Creek Canyon. It’s a nice 15-20 min. stop, and I was completely surprised and in awe of the beauty!
Written October 2, 2021
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suitcasehandy
Pittsburgh, PA270 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a must-stop. A lovely drive to/from depending on the direction you're coming from. The scenery is unbelievable. Stop and listen to the wind gently whistling through the pines. Navajo ladies have beautiful quality jewelry and gift items for sale. Cute little visitor's center too. OK could do better with restroom facilities, but it is what it is!
Written February 25, 2023
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,119 contributions
Sep 2021
Could be a quick stop on the highway through Oak Creek Canyon, but if there are shoppers in your group that isn't going to happen. There are several Native American craft tables on the way to the overlook. Closes pretty early, though. We missed it our first evening in the area.
Written November 15, 2021
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TRAVLINCOP
Henderson, NV238 contributions
May 2022
An impressive Scenic Loop and stop at the Oak Creek Vista Overlook. The single lane traffic in and out of the steep and curvy roadway makes the trip take 2-3 hours. I would go early to avoid heavier traffic. Well worth the drive for sure.
Written May 9, 2022
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Lindsey N
Monticello, KY104 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Fantastic views and interesting conversations with locals selling art, crafts, jewelry. We learned 16 Native American vendors are set up daily and rotate throughout the week to offer very nice selection of items. They maintain the park very well for the visitors use and enjoyment.
Written July 21, 2021
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1horselover
170 contributions
Feb 2022
I have been to Oak Creek Vista overlook twice now and have enjoyed it immensely each time. The views are absolutely stunning. I also love shopping the Native American crafts and jewelry and have purchased jewelry from the same woman both times I've been there. It's well worth the time to stop here.
Written February 6, 2022
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SJPitt
Pittsburgh, PA179 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We were lucky to have the chance to visit this overlook on the way to Flagstaff driving north from Sedona. As of May 27, 2014 if you want to drive from Sedona to visit this overlook you will have to go around by way of 17N and back south on 89A. This is going to be a 2 month closure.

The overlook has an amazing view of the switchbacks and the valley below. Worth the stop.

The Native American Artist's who sale their crafts were very nice.
Written May 20, 2014
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