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English: Oak Creek Canyon is a gorge carved into the edge of the Mogollon Rim of the Colorado Plateau along the Oak Creek Fault. Tectonic forces shifting the land to either side of the fault and subsequent erosion by Oak Creek have created a spectacular canyon where the geologic history of this area is an open book.

The Canyon is approximately 12 miles long. Oak Creek flows year-round along the bottom of the Canyon, providing water for plants and wildlife, as well as fishing and swimming opportunities. Oak Creek continues on through Sedona, Arizona, meeting up with the Verde River southeast of Cottonwood, Arizona.
The depth of the Canyon ranges from 800 to 2000 feet, with trails providing access from the Canyon’s bottom up to the 6500-foot eastern rim and 7200-foot western rim. Some of these trails follow historic routes early Oak Creek Canyon settlers used to access the top of the plateau in the days before the road was built. Trails on the west side of the Canyon head into Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness.

Multi-photo panorama by Deborah Lee Soltesz, June 12, 2015. Credit U.S. Forest Service Coconino National Forest. Learn more about and the
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  • Arizona
  • Coconino National Forest
  • Forest Service
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Oak Creek Vista
  • Red Rock Ranger District
  • USFS
  • canyon
  • forest
  • interpretive area
  • interpretive walk
  • outdoors
  • panorama
  • scenic view
  • viewpoint
  • visitor center
  • Sedona
  • United States
Camera location35° 01′ 40.81″ N, 111° 44′ 02.85″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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