Oak Creek Canyon
Oak Creek Canyon Sedona Reviews
to Sedona, AZ, US 89A, Coconino N. Forest Mar 20, 2015
We got supplies and gasoline in Flagstaff. We are driving south from Flagstaff to Sedona through a large ponderosa Pine Forest.
After a while we stop at a very large pullover on the left at the upper Oak Creek Canyon overlook. There are a lot of different viewpoints or overlooks to see. There are facilities. In the very large parking lot a number of indians are selling their blankets and jewerly. There is a Coconino N. Forest facility where they give out info and sell redrock passes. Before the redrocks were free stopping, picnics, and photo opps. Now you need a $5 redrock pass for anywhere in the redrocks, and this pass would cover it. This is also a convenient place to get your pass rather then search for the forest service headquarters in Sedona or Flagstaff.
Going downhill we slow for the many tight switchbacks as we cross a large connifer forest. (Going up or down the switchbacks, the large RVs are really slowing or stopping traffic.)
At the bottom the road gets noticeably better and everybody gets to speed up. After going lower we finally make it to the (pay) redrocks. Its nice to have a pass and stop and enjoy the redrocks. Later we arrive in Sedona, the heart of the redrocks. If you want to get to interstate, take AZ 179 south and see Bell Rock to get there.
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