Oak Creek Vista

Area Status: Open
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people standing and observing mountain view from fenced in look out area on nice day

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, weather permitting. The Native Americans for Community Action concession/vendor area is open, but the Arizona Natural History Association and Forest Service seasonal information booth at the Vista is closed.
Operational Hours: If not closed for maintenance or other reasons, 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.  Review the recreation conditions report for the latest information.
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.


Click map thumbnail for a larger view.

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


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Visitor Centers

Spring through fall, the Arizona Natural History Association and Forest Service have a information booth at the vista, and the site hosts a Native American outdoor arts and crafts market.

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