Oak Creek Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon is located on Highway 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff. (Not to be confused with the Village of Oak Creek, which is south of Sedona on the way into town from Phoenix. We know, it's confusing.) Oak Creek Canyon is quite possibly one of the most beautiful and scenic stretches of Arizona you can drive. Oak Creek Canyon is about 12 miles long with towering canyon walls that range from 800 to 2000 feet. In contrast to the desert red rocks of Sedona and the alpine forests of Flagstaff, this little stretch offers its own little micro-environment consisting of a crystal clear creek lined with smooth river rocks. blackberry bushes, and lush, green, oak trees with leaves that transform into vibrant yellow, orange, and red leaves in the fall; a not-so-common sight in this part of the country thus making it one of the most popular places to see fall colors in Arizona.

It's also one of the most beloved places to spend summers for people who live in surrounding areas. Oak Creek Canyon has several swimming and fishing holes, and those same beautiful trees that change colors in the fall offer shade from the heat when Sedona heats up in the summer. Its incredible scenery also makes it popular for camping as there are several designated camping sites along the water. If camping isn't for you, take advantage of some of the cozy cabins and vacation homes you'll find in the area. Oak Creek Canyon is quaint with very few commercial businesses other than bed and breakfasts, other types of boutique lodging, a small general market, and a few places to eat. This can be a welcome change of pace from the crowds of Sedona.

Girl cliff jumping into the water in Oak Creek Canyon

Not to say that Oak Creek Canyon doesn't get incredibly busy during summer days! You'll find cars parked along the side of the highway for miles. So if you're planning on visiting Slide Rock, Grasshopper Point, West Fork Trail, or even your favorite secret swimming hole or bouldering area, you'll have to come early to find parking.


Oak Creek Canyon Hotels, Cabins, & Vacation Rentals


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Briar Patch Inn

Briar Patch Inn is the #1 Ranked B&B in AZ since 2011 and has received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence
The Briar Patch Inn features 19 cabins situated on 9 lush acres in Oak Creek Canyon, just 3 miles north of Sedona. Each individual cabin is dressed in

Briar Patch Inn is the #1 Ranked B&B in AZ since 2011 and has received Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence
The Briar Patch Inn features 19 cabins situated on 9 lush acres in Oak Creek Canyon, just 3 miles north of Sedona. Each individual cabin is dressed in distinctly different southwestern decor. The lush grounds - home to wildlife, birds and two resident sheep - showcase rambling walking paths, canyon oaks, giant pines and sycamores, all providing the perfect setting to nurture your relationship with nature. Healthy, bountiful, homemade breakfasts are offered by the creek in spring and summer and by the lodge fireplaces in fall and winter. An attentive, longtime staff strives to provide a quality of fine service that is the hallmark of this "magical" sanctuary. A Fodor's Choice and a Frommer's favorite.


Oak Creek Terrace Resort

Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hamm
Escape to Oak Creek Canyon among the red rocks and tranquility of Oak Creek. We are the perfect couple's getaway with in-room fireplaces and jetted Jacuzzis. Made to order for honeymoons and anniversaries, this Sedona, Arizona resort also offers great family fun by the creek in double hammocks, swings, barbecues, and picnic areas. Cabins, bungalows, and family units available. Come stay with us!
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The Table At Junpine

The Table at Junipine Sedona's favorite patio dining spot. You can expect daily specials, a full-service bar featuring local microbrews on tap, and seating is available inside and outside on the front deck seasonally. Menu prices are moderate, and kids 12 and under always eat breakfast fo
The Table at Junipine Sedona's favorite patio dining spot. You can expect daily specials, a full-service bar featuring local microbrews on tap, and seating is available inside and outside on the front deck seasonally. Menu prices are moderate, and kids 12 and under always eat breakfast for free from our kids menu. Open to the public and resort guests.

The Sol Cottage

Escape the city at Sol Cottage on Oak Creek. Hike, swim, fish or simply enjoy the tranquility of Oak Creek Canyon. Custom-built cottage brimming with natural light in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona. Enjoy stunning views and relax a few steps away from forest trails and Oak Creek.

Escape the city at Sol Cottage on Oak Creek. Hike, swim, fish or simply enjoy the tranquility of Oak Creek Canyon. Custom-built cottage brimming with natural light in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona. Enjoy stunning views and relax a few steps away from forest trails and Oak Creek. We invite you to wake to the sounds of the water while soaking up the sun on our beautiful balcony. Comfortably accommodates up to 4 people with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Conveniently located in the North side of Sedona treat yourself to the beauty and serenity that Oak Creek Canyon has to offer. Unwind in our spacious living room and prepare a meal in a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy a night's rest in one of our two bedrooms and fall asleep to the sounds of the creek.


Cress on Oak Creek

Fine-dining location offering seasonal New American-accented French cuisine & unique natural views.

Hideaway House

Relaxed eatery featuring sandwiches, pizza & pasta also offers scenic creek & canyon views.

Creekside American Bistro

Casual, upscale spot with creative, seasonal meals & local beers, plus outdoor seating & a dog menu.

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