Oak Creek Vista


Looking over the rail at Oak Creek Vista

Get your camera ready for this one. Before you drive into the canyon you'll want to stop at Oak Creek Vista. Here you can get a bird's eye view of what awaits you down the road and, at the same time, shop for Native American jewelry and other craft items from the local Native American artists who set up displays along the pathways.

Just south of Flagstaff, Arizona State Route 89A descends a breathtaking series of switchbacks into a scenic, smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon. Known for colorful rocks and unique formations, Oak Creek Canyon is famous the world around for its spectacular scenery.

Arizona Natural History Association and Forest Service have a seasonal information booth at the vista.

Attractions: Hiking, wildlife watching, photography and breath-taking views of the canyon.


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At a Glance

Operational Hours: If not closed for maintenance or other issues, the vista and Native American marketplace are open year-round (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). The Arizona National History Association's booth is seasonal. The booth is generally open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., early April through November, weather permitting. 2015: The visitor center is closed for the season.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: Drive south from Flagstaff on AZ 89A 14 miles to Oak Creek Canyon Vista or north from Sedona 13 miles.

GPS (Map): 35°01'46.7"N 111°44'00.9"W


Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Oak Creek Canyon North map for this trail.


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Map showing Oak Creek Vista Red Rock Country Recreation Map - Oak Creek Canyon North (PDF)


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