Call of the Canyon Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This is a remnant of guest cottage of the Mayhew Lodge. It was later used as a chicken coup.

This picturesque day use site in Oak Creek Canyon is at the trailhead of the West Fork of Oak Creek Trail. The trail follows the West Fork stream into a side canyon of Oak Creek Canyon, rich with maples and breathtaking beauty. Bring a picnic, your camera, and go for a hike!

For more information, visit West Fork of Oak Creek Trail #108.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call of the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead) parking fills up every day by 9:30 a.m., seven days per week during busy seasons (summer, fall color, spring break). Have a backup plan for a different hike or day use area if the parking lot is full.
Operational Hours:
  • April 1 - September 30
    • 7 a.m. to dusk
  • October 1 - March 31
    • 8 a.m. to dusk
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.
  • Day-use: $12 per vehicle (up to 5 people)
  • Walk-in, bicycle, bus: $3 per person
  • Passes: The Grand Annual Red Rock Pass is accepted for entry.
  • Discounts: No discounts offered.
The West Fork Trailhead and Call of the Canyon Picnic Area are operated by a concessionaire.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
Restrictions: Day use only. Camping is not permitted at this site.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: No Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault-type Toilets
Passes: Only the Grand Annual Red Rock Pass is accepted here, or you may pay the daily rate at the gate. Annual, Senior, and other Interagency passes are not accepted.
Operated By: Concessionaire. 928-203-0624

General Information


Location: 17.5 miles south of Flagstaff (9.5 miles north of Sedona) on paved roads in scenic Oak Creek Canyon.

GPS (Map): 34°59'26.4"N 111°44'32.7"W

Access: Drive south 17.5 miles south from Flagstaff or north 9.5 miles from Sedona to about halfway between milepost 385 and 384. The West Fork of Oak Creek trailhead is on the west side of the highway down a paved lane that leads behind a few creekside houses.



  • 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 site.
  • The Digital Travel Map: Whether you're driving, hiking, riding, or exploring, you will find this full-color, GPS-enabled map a handy reference to have on your mobile device. The map show trails, recreation sites, major landmarks, and forest roads.
  • Printed Maps: A variety of printed recreation maps for Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon can be purchased in our local offices and visitor centers, or ordered by phone.


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Map showing the West Fork Trail

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Known for its red maples, West Fork of Oak Creek is a popular fall color destination.

Viewing Scenery


No. of Sites 6 picnic tables.


Picnic tables: 6 picnic sites

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