Oak Creek Vista
Oak Creek Vista

Oak Creek Vista

AZ-89A, Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001

The basics

Nearly midway between Flagstaff and Sedona, Oak Creek Vista is a great spot to stretch your legs while taking in beautiful views of the surrounding canyonlands or doing a bit of shopping at the on-site marketplace. Plenty of sightseeing tours departing from Sedona include a stop at the viewpoint, as do some self-guided app-based driving tours.

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Things to know before you go

  • Oak Creek Vista is a must-visit for photographers wanting to take photos of the canyon.

  • Bring cash if you plan to shop. While many art vendors accept cards, some do not.

  • Inclement weather may close Route 89A down in winter. Check for road closures before you head out.

  • On-site facilities include drinking water and vault toilets.

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How to get there

If you’re not visiting Oak Creek Vista as part of a tour, you’ll need a car. The stop is located right on AZ 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona. It's about a half-hour drive from the center of Sedona, while getting to downtown Flagstaff takes around 25 minutes, without traffic.

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When to get there

The vista and the surrounding area is best visited in spring or fall, when the weather is pleasant but generally not too hot. Oak Creek Vista and the Native American marketplace are open year-round, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas. A seasonal information booth operated by the Arizona National History Association is open during the day on weekdays, weather permitting, between April and November.

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Slide Rock State Park

About a 20-minute drive south of Oak Creek Vista, just before Sedona, Slide Rock State Park is an excellent place to cool off in summer. Here you’ll find picnic areas, hiking trails, and lots of red rock formations, but the big draw for many is the park’s small swimming area, located right inside Oak Creek Canyon.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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