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Oak Creek Canyon Tours

The road that winds 16 miles (26 kilometers) through leafy Oak Creek Canyon is the most scenic route between Sedona and Flagstaff or the Grand Canyon. With dramatic red rock formations to either side, the gorge is an outdoor playground for camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and swimming.

The Basics
A scenic drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon is well worth the effort whether or not you actually need to travel north from Sedona. Grand Canyon day trips from Sedona pass through the gorge, as do small-group tours of the Sedona area (along with visits to the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Airport Mesa) and multi-day itineraries through Arizona.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Oak Creek Canyon is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure travelers, and photographers.
  • Plan ahead: The drive is lovely but there aren’t many places to pull off and enjoy the scenery.
  • Be sure to bring along sun protection and plenty of drinking water, as it’s easy to get dehydrated in the arid climate.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces if you plan to get out of the car and explore.

How to Get There
Arizona State Route 89A runs through Oak Creek Canyon from Sedona to just outside Flagstaff. Driving allows for the chance to stop at your leisure to take in the natural beauty, while a guided day tour around Sedona or to the Grand Canyon eliminates the hassle of having to rent a car.

When to Get There
Oak Creek Canyon is stunning year-round, so deciding when to visit is largely a matter of preference. Hikers come to enjoy the desert wildflowers from March to May, while summer brings temperatures warm enough for swimming at Slide Rock State Park or Grasshopper Point. The canyon is particularly impressive in autumn when the oaks amid the evergreen forest display their fall foliage.

Hiking in Oak Creek Canyon
This area of Sedona has hiking trails for just about every ability level. The most popular route is the 6-mile (10-kilometer) round trip along the West Fork of Oak Creek, where the canyon walls rise up more than 200 feet on either side at points.

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Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona, Sedona, null
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Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona

Explore the Southwest in a spacious luxury van for 11-hour as you visit five National Monuments in Arizona. Your guide will take you to Montezuma Castle, ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
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Antelope Canyon Tour and Horseshoe Bend from Sedona, Sedona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Antelope Canyon Tour and Horseshoe Bend from Sedona

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Come and see the wondrous world of Antelope Canyon. The canyon is a long, narrow slot canyon, 120 feet deep and carved to stunning perfection throughout the ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Sedona Sightseeing tour, Sedona, Day Trips
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Sedona Sightseeing tour

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Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Sedona Red Rock Explorer from Flagstaff, Sedona, Half-day Tours
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Sedona Red Rock Explorer from Flagstaff

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You will drive down through Oak Creek Canyon, consistently one of the top 10 scenic drives in America, as we descend 2000 ft in elevation to reach Sedona. ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.86
Grand Canyon Hike with Sedona and Flagstaff Hotel Pickup, Sedona, Half-day Tours
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Grand Canyon Hike with Sedona and Flagstaff Hotel Pickup

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Location: Sedona, Arizona
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Cathedral Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Dam Tour, Sedona, Day Trips
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Cathedral Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Dam Tour

Explore the wondrous world of Cathedral Slot Canyon on this 13-hour tour.  Discover fantastic rock formations, animal life, and native plants on a guided ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip, Phoenix, Day Trips
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Small-Group Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip

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Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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3-Day Tour: Sedona, Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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3-Day Tour: Sedona, Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon from Las Vegas

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Visit some of the Southwest's favorite attractions on this 3-day tour from Las Vegas. Visit Sedona, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon and more! Round-trip ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $529.00
Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix, Phoenix, Multi-day Tours
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Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Tour From Phoenix

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Experience the scenic beauty of Arizona on this small-group day trip from the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Visit one of the world’s wonders, the Grand Canyon, and ...  Read more

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $429.00
Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona, Sedona, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

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You get to choose how you see the Grand Canyon South Rim on this breathtaking tour from Sedona. Perhaps you'd like to see the IMAX movie, maybe enjoy a bird's ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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