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.

DISTANCE
27.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2834 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

views

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.

9 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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
4 months ago

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!

4 months ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

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!

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wonderful Scenic Hike

Sunday, May 01, 2016

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.