Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Colors on Sedona's West Fork Oak Creek Trail

The kids had a short fall break and we decided to go hunting for fall colors.  We wanted not just yellows but reds.  Red colors are VERY rare in our State.  Had to go back to the trail I knew had everything to offer...

Sedona's West Fork Oak Creek Trail is located in the Call of the Canyon Recreation Area and is quite possibly the most beautiful hike in the State (at least in the top 5 for most hiking enthusiasts.)  The only problem is, everyone knows it.  Whether it's spring, summer or fall, you can generally expect to hike with at least 100+ other folks on the trail (it's still worth it so don't let that stop you.)  Parking is very limited.  There was already an 80 minute wait at 9:30 am so we improvised and parked 1/2 mile up the highway.

We were rewarded for our efforts... Inside the canyon the yellows and reds were near their peak (next week will be spectacular.)  Enjoy some fall colors in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona!

Of course, if you want to check out this trail in winter you may find yourself all alone and unable to breathe... see Sedona's Snowy West Fork Trail

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