• West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon - Sedona, Arizona

      High, colorful canyon walls plus lush vegetation provide shade on this riparian hike up the West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon. There is a path for the first three miles. You'll do some rock hopping to cross the stream - a hiking stick can help with balance. Otherwise, the trail is fairly flat.

      If you go:
      Nice all year round, though in winter there might be snow and in summer it could be closed if conditions are extremely dry. A concessionaire runs this area so there is a separate fee - Red Rock and federal passes are not accepted. Purchase a day or an annual pass. Drive south 17.5 miles south from Flagstaff or north 9.5 miles from Sedona to about halfway between milepost 385 and 384. The trailhead is on the west side of the highway down a paved lane that leads behind a few creekside houses. Park at the day-use area. GPS: N34° 59' 25.3314, W111° 44' 14.244


      1501 Shady Lane
      at 12402-12706 State Highway 89A
      Sedona, Arizona 86336 USA

      Mailing address:
      Red Rock Ranger District and Visitor Contact Center
      P. O. Box 20429
      Sedona, AZ 86341-0429 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Red Rock District- Coconino Forest
      +1 (928) 203-2900