Grasshopper Point Swimming & Picnic Area
Nestled in the base of Oak Creek Canyon is a large cliff side swimming hole known as Grasshopper Point. This day use site is popular with swimmers and picnickers alike. The swimming hole is shaded and cool, a good respite from the summer heat.
There are three popular trails accessible from the Grasshopper Point parking lot: Allen's Bend goes north and connects with Casner Canyon Trail. Allen's Bend also goes south and connects with Huckaby Trail.
Attractions: Picnicking, waterplay, hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, photography
Caution: Cliff jumping and diving are discouraged for personal safety. The pool has varying depths, hidden rocks and unforeseen objects that could be hazardous.
At a Glance
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Fees:||Cash and check only. Credit cards are not accepted.
|Best Season:||Spring through fall|
|Busiest Season:||Summer and weekends|
|Closest Towns:||Sedona, AZ|
|Water:||No drinking water|
|Passes:||Only the Grand Annual Red Rock Pass is accepted here, or you may pay the daily rate at the gate. Access Interagency Pass (for people with disabilities) receive 50% off the entry fee. Annual, Senior, and other Interagency passes are not accepted.|
|Operated By:||Concessionaire - contact Red Rock District - 928-203-2900|
Location: 26 miles south of Flagstaff, 2 miles north of Sedona on a paved road in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,500 feet.
GPS (Map): 34°53'16.3"N 111°43'56.8"W
Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 26 miles or north from Sedona for about 2 miles on US 89A. Grasshopper Point will be approximately 2 miles south of Encinoso Picnic Area on the east side of US 89A. All roads are paved.
- Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Oak Creek Canyon South 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 recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||8 sites with tables and cooking grills.|
|Accessible:||Picnic tables, toilets|