OAK CREEK CANYON

Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive and Destination

The 30 mile drive from Flagstaff to Sedona is a scenic trip that has many stops and photo opportunities along the way. State road 89A is a winding two lane highway that passes through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. If you are traveling from Flagstaff to Sedona, one of the first stops to make is at the Oak Creek Vista, also known as The Overlook. This area is open year round from 9am to 4pm and has drinking water and vault toilets available. During the high season months of April through November, Native American Indians sell jewelry and crafts at the vista. This is a wonderful place to look out over the canyon and admire the spectacular beauty of Northern Arizona. From the vista, you will coast downhill around several winding turns where the Ponderosa Pine forest gives way to Oak, Sycamore and Walnut trees growing thick along the roadside. Towering cliffs of sandstone stand guard over Oak Creek which parallels the road for most of the drive. There are several places to stop and enjoy Oak Creek Canyon along the way. There are many swimming holes, hiking trails and restaurants to entertain visitors of all ages. . Swimming In Oak Creek Canyon The Forest Service operates two recreational swimming areas in the canyon. Grasshopper Point and Slide Rock State Park. Both are day-use areas that cost an entry fee of $8 per vehicle. Each area allows swimming and fishing and vault toilets are available. Bring a picnic to enjoy but leave glass containers at home. Hiking In Oak Creek Canyon For those who wish to enjoy the views of Oak Creek Canyon from beyond the roadside, several day hikes of varying difficulties are scattered along the way. One of the most popular hikes is the West Fork trail. This scenic hike begins at the Call of the Canyon day use area that is located 17.5 miles south of Flagstaff. This picnic spot charges a $10 per vehicle entrance fee but fills up very quickly, so arrive before 11 am if you plan on hiking the West Fork trail. Another very popular hike is the Wilson Mountain trail; more strenuous and uphill, with stunning views. This hike begins near Midgley bridge, just two miles north of Sedona. Like all parking in the canyon, this trailhead requires a Red Rock pass wish is sold at a kiosk in the parking area. For questions regarding any trails or parking, contact the Forest Service Red Rock District: 928-203-2900. Other trails that are accessible for day hiking include: A. B. Young Trail #100 Casner Canyon Trail No. 11 Cookstove Trail #143 Harding Springs Trail #51 North Wilson Trail #123 Purtyman Trail Sterling Pass Trail #46 Telephone Trail #72 Thomas Point Trail #142 Wilson Canyon Trail No. 49 Places to Eat in Oak Creek Canyon Indian Gardens Cafe and Market This establishment is a quaint historic landmark nestled in Oak Creek Canyon along side the highway. They serve coffee, beer and wine as well as breakfast and lunch at the cafe which is open from 7:30 am to 6 pm. On a warm day, the shaded outdoor garden seating is an ideal way to enjoy a meal after a morning of hiking or swimming in the area. The convenience store sells a variety of drinks and snack foods for you bring on the road for your next leg of your scenic drive! Dairy Queen If a day of swimming in the hot sun has got you hankering for something cold and sweet or savory and deep fried, this fast food joint is guaranteed to hit the spot. It is not just your average Dairy Queen though, they also sell a variety of souvenirs in their gift shop. The Native American craft booths in the parking area are also a must visit after enjoying your meal. Jewelry and gemstones are a few of the items that are popular purchases made at these stations. Junipine Resort If you are in the mood for fancier cuisine or a well-made cocktail, The Table at Junipine Resort is a bar and cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are located one half mile north of Slide Rock State Park, and two miles south of West Fork Trail. Outdoor seating is perfect during the warm months and three fireplaces will keep you cozy in the fall and winter. Fishing In Oak Creek Canyon If you prefer to catch your meal yourself, there are several species of fish living in the cool waters of Oak Creek. Rainbow Trout are stocked by the Page Springs fish hatchery at 25 separate sites and Bass, Catfish and Brown Trout are also plentiful along the 49 fishable miles of creek. For those less experienced or first timers, Sedona Rainbow Trout farm is a guaranteed catch. They provide all of the necessary equipment and even have grills on sight to cook your fresh caught Rainbow Trout. For visitors with children, this is a popular stop along scenic highway 89A. Call ahead for hours of operation (928) 282-5799. Places to Stay In Oak Creek Canyon Should you choose to spend more than one day exploring the beauty of the canyon, there are many overnight accommodations available. There are cabins and cottages, bed and breakfasts, hotels and vacation rentals to suit the needs of every visitor. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the outdoor ambiance of Oak Creek Canyon, the Forest Service operates 3 campgrounds year round. Cave Springs, Pine Flats and Manzanita campgrounds are very popular so the best time to secure a campsite is between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on non-holiday Sundays and weekdays. Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov. You can also call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations must be made 3 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance. Campsites are $22 per night and open season is April through October. Whether you hike or swim, picnic or dine indoors, catch fish or snap photos, leave in a day or stay overnight, Oak Creek Canyon has a little something for everyone. Whatever you choose to do along the way, the scenic drive from Flagstaff to Sedona is sure to be a memorable one.

Oak Creek Terrace Resort Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek Terrace Resort Oak Creek Canyon
Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hamm
Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hammocks, swings, barbecues, and picnic areas. Cabins, bungalows, and family units available. Come stay with us!
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Predator Zip Lines Camp Verde, AZ

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Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! We are conveniently located less than 20 miles from Sedona, in the heart of Northern Arizona's wine country, just minutes from tasting rooms and vineyards. From the top of the towers, you can see majestic red rocks, the San Francisco peaks, and the whole breathtaking Verde Valley including Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Jerome. Come join us for a Zip Line adventure that you'll never forget! Ride the most exciting zip line ever devised, over Out of Africa and soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!

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Escape to Sedona at the Holiday Inn Express
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Creekside Inn At Sedona
Creekside Inn At Sedona
The Creekside Inn, furnished in authentic Victorian antiques, is nestled on three acres of wooded property on Oak Creek, yet walking distance to Sedona's Art District. Each room of this Sedona, Arizona bed & breakfast has a jetted tub, private patio, private entrance and a private dining t
The Creekside Inn, furnished in authentic Victorian antiques, is nestled on three acres of wooded property on Oak Creek, yet walking distance to Sedona's Art District. Each room of this Sedona, Arizona bed & breakfast has a jetted tub, private patio, private entrance and a private dining table in our breakfast room that overlooks the creek. Creekside Inn is also a lovely setting to have a "Creekside" wedding.
Adobe Grand Villas Sedona
Adobe Grand Villas Sedona
Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with
Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, two fireplaces, jetted tub, walk in shower, three-course breakfast, private entrances, high speed internet, garden patios or balcony, pool, and an in-ground jetted spa. Relax and unwind with a private couples spa and personal chef for private dinners.
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Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing terrain to suit all abilities and climbing styles. Guides are available to hire for outdoor climbing trips. Choose from several areas around Northern Arizona including Sedona.
Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock
Hilton Sedona At Bell Rock
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony
A magical location, stunning landscape with sweeping vistas: Hilton Sedona at Bell Rock is your ideal home for adventure in red rock country. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation our refreshed resort features 221 modern guest rooms and suites, all with fireplace, patio or balcony, and mini kitchenette. Enjoy the full service spa, athletic club with fitness classes, two swimming pools and 18-hole championship golf course.
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Orchards Inn Of Sedona
Orchards Inn Of Sedona
In the heart of uptown Sedona, unsurpassed red rock views and modern comfort await at the Orchards Inn. Tucked into the hillside, all guests enjoy breathtaking views of Oak Creek Canyon, private balconies or patios and modern amenities. Steps away, the area's best dining, shopping and ente
In the heart of uptown Sedona, unsurpassed red rock views and modern comfort await at the Orchards Inn. Tucked into the hillside, all guests enjoy breathtaking views of Oak Creek Canyon, private balconies or patios and modern amenities. Steps away, the area's best dining, shopping and entertainment options abound. From hiking and guided tours, to hot air ballooning and golf, numerous activities and offerings are nearby and easily accessible. The Orchards Inn offers a rare combination of superb location, stunning views and undeniable value, designed for a unique and memorable Sedona experience.
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