West Fork of Oak Creek

THE COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST IS FULL OF POPULAR TRAILS, BUT THIS ONE IS AMONG THE MOST POPULAR OF ALL. IT’S NO SURPRISE, REALLY, SINCE IT’S UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL ALL YEAR LONG.

History & Nature

Migrating songbirds flit from tree to tree in the spring, adding bright splashes of color as they move through the branches. The fall months bring a riot of color in those same trees, as leaves change to red and gold, gorgeously reflecting in water below. And in winter, dangling icicles decorate the trees as the temperatures fall. No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something new to discover.

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Things to Do

Hiking is a must-do, and the trail is relatively easy with shallow streams throughout. The canyon is 14 miles from end to end, and only the first three miles of the trail are marked.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Campgrounds and cabins are available in the Coconino National Forest, and nearby Sedona offers accommodations.

Hours & Pricing

Open daily during the summer from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and open daily the rest of the year from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Park Entrance Fees:

 

For More Information

Red Rock Ranger District
PO Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341
(928) 203-7500

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