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Breathtaking in its red rock beauty, the Canyon is a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls.
Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 83149
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went for a morning hike. Although the parking lot was packed - we didn’t see anyone while we were out hiking. It was so quiet and peaceful.

Thank am420jeep
Reviewed 6 days ago

We traveled from Flagstaff to Sedona along Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon and it was spectacular. It was late October and the Aspen were glowing yellow against the red rock background. There are viewpoints along the twisting, winding route to turnoff and take photos....More

Thank sjasis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views while doing this drive but avoid the weekends as you may spend an hour or more getting back in to Sedona after a sight seeing tour.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

89A is a beautiful drive through the canyon especially the southbound vistas. Yes, parking can be an issue in most of the canyon, the inter-agency pass (our's is a National Parks annual), will suffice. Otherwise you need to purchase a Red Rocks pass for most...More

Thank drb4735
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The leaves are just changing when you get off I-17 freeway at approximately MM 299. As you drive north on State Route 179 you come to the Village of Oak Creek. At the second round-a-bout, if you turn left there’s a full service grocery store...More

Thank 773kevinh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hike! So beautiful. Nice path meandering along the creek, very little elevation change, but have to make several creek crossings.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole area has been max-commercialized. But still, the natural beauty of this place is still there. Thank goodness they made Slide Rock State Park for all to enjoy.

Thank Benton K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The road out of Sedona up the canyon is spectacular. Let the driver keep an eye to the road whilst passengers take pictures. There are cutouts for viewing the canyon but I would suggest the overlook at the top of the canyon. American Indian artisans...More

Thank jamesrV1821RE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from Phoenix to Sedona and then north up 89A on a beautiful fall sunny day in November. Only major traffic was at the round-about between 179 and 89A in Sedona. This is a 2 lane road without shoulders and there are a few...More

Thank AzUhl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have done this drive every time we come to Sedona. It is always changing and beautiful. Take this all the way to Flagstaff or turn around and head back down through the turns, Convertable not a must but it would be soooo fun! Make...More

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Rob A
8 October 2018|
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Response from unhappytraveler0810 | Reviewed this property |
Unless they are having flooding, the rain shouldn't hurt the drive.
14 September 2018|
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Response from JamesEA1 | Reviewed this property |
We thought it was very normal nothing that stressful; very enjoyable; best to take water
6 August 2018|
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Response from patriciad647 | Reviewed this property |
The water is a bit of a hike. I was there in April so it was lovely. Don’t know how I would feel about it in 100 degree weather? It’s not a strenuous hike.