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“Don't miss this drive even when it's cloudy!”
Review of Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon
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Sedona Red Rock Explorer from Flagstaff
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Grand Canyon Hike with Sedona and Flagstaff Hotel Pickup
Ranked #7 of 158 things to do in Sedona
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Owner description: Breathtaking in its red rock beauty, the Canyon is a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls.
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were headed to Phoenix and the day dawned gray and dark, putting a damper on our plans to take scenic detours. Still, I wanted to see something of Oak Creek--and my husband hadn't been along here in 30 years or more. So we headed out. Even in the dull light the glimpses of the creek were marvelous and the climb up the mountain toward Flagstaff dramatic. As a rubbernecker I drive slowly, so there was some pulling over to let people pass. My husband was enjoying memory lane and pointing out places he parked his camper or got asked for a fishing license by the Fish and Wildlife officer. (He had a license.) As you approach 6,000 feet elevation its all lodgepole and Ponderosa pines, just awe-inspiring. The scenic overlook at the top is a welcome stop. Chance to pee, gasp at the view and do a little shopping at tables by authorized Native American artists. We came over the crest, coasted to the outskirts of Flagstaff and just as we saw the snowy San Francisco peaks we curved onto I-17 south. The best start to the day I could imagine!

Thank lnwyd
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The drive through Oak Creek Canyon is always on the agenda when we visit Sedona. The most recent trip was great -- the creek was full after the recent storms. We never miss this aspect of Red Rock Country.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We started our drive out with breakfast at the cafe which is at the beggining of our drive. This would be a great place to pick up sandwiches for a nice picinic along the way. The drive was beautiful. We started early in the am so not many people going up and on our way down plenty of people headed up, it was nice that at the top we didn't have many people with us at the oak creek vista point. It was amazing going from dry desert, to green trees to mountain tops covered in snow all within 30 minutes. Stop at the bridge on your way up, nice view.

Thank roxie144
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon is a must see. Where Route 179 offers panoramic views of the red rock formations, this route takes you through a verdant canyon. There are plenty of places to pull over for views.

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our intentions were to hike, but couldn't find the trailhead. Instead we drove to Flagstaff up Oak Creek Canyon. At the overlook, many Native Americans have their jewelry for sale. The drive includes many hairpin turns.

Thank HollisGert
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