View of the Oak Creek Canyon below from the Oak Creek Canyon Vista Point along State Route 89A. We took this route when we drove to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Sedona, Arizona.
Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located along the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty. State Route 89A enters the canyon on its north end via a series of hairpin turns before traversing the bottom of the canyon for about 13 miles until the highway enters the town of Sedona.
If you look near the bottom left corner of this photo, you can barely make out State Route 89A where we were before making the ascent all the way up. The average elevation of Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 7,200 feet (above sea level).
Photo captured May 8, 2013.
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