Coconino National Forest, Oak Creek
Pine Flat Campground
Oak Creek Canyon as seen from the rim on Hwy 89A just outside Flagstaff, AZ
Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located in northern Arizona between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty. State route 89A enters the canyon on its north end via a series of hairpin turns before traversing the bottom of the canyon for about 13 miles until the highway enters the town of Sedona and red rock country.
Our campsite at Pine Flats is operated by the National Forest Service. The sites were large with plenty of space between campsites. The restrooms were pit toilets. Be sure not to get a campsite near the toilets as we did as there is an unpleasant smell that drifted over our campsite from time to time. There is no electric and no showers however it was a treat to be in the canyon with Oak Creek not far from our campsite.
The town of Sedona is a great place to visit while you're in this area. It is surrounded by the red rock landscapes that make this place so popular to visit. Their are jeep tours that will take you to some of the best sites around the area.
We always have enjoyed this area of red rocks and canyons south of Flagstaff over the years. It is a great place to explore with a beauty that is hard to match.
I plan to place extra posts of some of our stays in later stages of our trip so keep coming back to see my pictures and narrative. My travel blog has always been intended to inspire others to go out and see the places you have never see. The greatest honor for me is when folks tell me that they enjoy traveling vicariously through my pictures and narrative.
This project of mine is ongoing. Until next time happy trails and may natures beauty never fail to inspire you.