Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

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Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive is a 27.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

27.2 miles
1,955 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving


Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive is about a 14 mile drive along Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona. Oak Creek Canyon is a breathtaking stretch of beauty on a winding road that climbs 4,500 feet from Sedona to the top of the Mogollon Rim.

1 month ago

This is a great drive, easy, beautiful.

1 month ago

Beautiful drive, road shaded with tons of trees.
Next time hope to be on the motorcycle.

3 months ago


Saturday, October 07, 2017

Road has deteriorated a lot. Great fun for OHV's.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Very easy trail and a lot of if you are looking for a nice relaxing hike. Not very many inclines either and 99% of the time, you're underneath a lot shade so it's definitely at least ten degrees cooler than the actual temperature. Just bring waterproof shoes if you plan on going for a while, there's lots of times where you're crossing the creek back and forth. Other than that, just very long so be mindful of how far you plan to go because you're gonna need to hike back or finish the entire trail.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Best views are traveling down from the switchbacks, than up. Please be safe as the old guard rails will not. Closes at 9pm daily

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I've made this drive quite a few times living in Flagstaff and hiking in Sedona. I honestly hate this drive because 99% of the time people in the other lane will be straddling the line because they simply aren't paying attention to driving in the least. I'm honestly surprised there aren't more deaths on this road due to the fact that no one seems to care about safety as much as the view.

That all be said it is a beautiful drive with some relatively nice views...for the passenger!

scenic driving
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Great drive, one of the coolest in Arizona. Road is very smooth going down and the views are amazing. Construction has started in the spring of 2017 on the section of Hwy 89 close to Flagstaff before the descent begins. I believe they close it after 9pm right now. But check before leaving, and pay attention to the signs. Don't photograph while driving and safe travels!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wonderful Scenic Hike

scenic driving
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Great drive! Very scenic. Lots of trails from end to end.

scenic driving
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Great country. Recreational opportunities unlimited. The best hikes. A must do.

scenic driving
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