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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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Based on several other TripAdvisor postings, decided to make the trip along river gorge, route 89A. Very scenic and worth the time---be sure to stop at overlook/vista.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dino_Liverpool
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoy the drive and always take it either to or from the Grand Canyon depending on time concerns. Oak Creek Canyon is a windy road with lots of scenery - Beautiful! Just don't get caught or stuck behind someone travelling slower than posted as it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank firehorse112
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Kids may struggle getting across the water crossings, but it's not deep, so have them wear water shoes so they can splash around. Dogs love it too! Such a beautiful place. This is a must-do for Sedona

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charlene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came early in the season and had to turn back as the river crossings were knee high. We found another great hike but the map didn't indicate that there were no bridges.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank C J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been to the Grand Canyon, or Sedona for that matter. After leaving Sedona, we drove thru Oak Creek Canyon toward Flagstaff. What a beautiful drive. Hopefully, we'll go back to the Grand Canyon soon, and I'll be sure to take that route as an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went through the canyon on the way to Flagstaff and on to the Grand Canyon after visiting Sedona. We only stopped at the top of the escarpment for the lookouts and brief shopping with the native handcrafts. Along the bottom of the canyon are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank HappycampersCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove quite awhile through the canyon but stopped near the bridge for some great photos of the river below plus the scenic views. There is a hiking trail that we saw as well. Great photos!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gabi_kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful drive through the caynon and up to a nice viewing point. Places to stop along the way with opportunities to go on and off trail to some nice sights.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank world1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous and scenic drive to go from Sedona to Williams/Flagstaff. Would avoid this route in heavy snow though.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank looking4sun09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to the vortex. It was amazing!! must see!! I even found pieces of quartz there along the river!!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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allan m
28 January 2019|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
We did Airbnb just south of town
9 January 2019|
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Response from Jean M | Reviewed this property |
This would be a lovely drive, but few places would be wheelchair accessible. I would recommend stopping at the Junipine Lodge for lunch. The food is wonderful and I think I recall that they have a wheelchair ramp.
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.