In between Flagstaff and Sedona is a canyon forged by a tributary of the Verde River, Oak Creek. The walls of Oak Creek Canyon are beautifully eroded, and in the winter limestone and sandstone peek out beneath a dusting of white snow.
The road that winds through Oak Creek Canyon, State Route 89A, is full of nerve racking curves and steep drops. We originally took this route during the night when it was snowing. I wouldn’t recommend that. You get all the stress and none of the beautiful scenery!
But when were were leaving Sedona, we took the Canyon road in the daylight and it was quite the site to behold!
I’d love to return in the summer and hike. Oak Creek Canyon is famous for outdoor recreation. There is also camping and fishing and the natural waterslides of Slide Rock State Park. None of that mattered to us with this snow, however. We just took in the beauty and traveled to our next destination – the Grand Canyon.