Below - the mountains looking from the Flagstaff heights down the creek to Sedona and the red rock cliffs surrounding Sedona.
We took our grandsons over to enjoy what it offers this summer and they played in the Creek, visited a fish hatchery, enjoyed the ancient Montezuma's well and made friends with giraffes, tigers, African hedgehogs and even a huge anaconda snake at the Out of Africa wildlife reserve. Watching them play and discover everything took me back to my childhood.
Although Oak Creek is classified by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as an "outstanding" watercourse, it is fragile because of all of the visitors who enjoy it. I encourage everyone to visit but to be mindful of the fragile resources and to strive to keep the area and especially the Oak Creek clean and unspoiled. It can be a wonderful trip and a beautiful adventure.