Oak Creek Homestead

Sedona, Arizona

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6 Reviews
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A short, beautiful drive across classic desert terrain. Stop for lunch beside the cool waters of Oak Creek. This is a popular horseback riding area. Pull over and shut off your engine. If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you’ll need a Red Rocks Pass. Mostly easy except for a couple of rocky stretches. One short section of ledge road is crossed in both directions and requires careful tire placement coming back up. Stock SUVs should have high ground clearance, good articulation and skid plates. Route-finding can be confusing at times.
Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

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Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

by Charles A. Wells (FunTreks)

A short, beautiful drive across classic desert terrain. Stop for lunch beside the cool waters of Oak Creek. This is a popular horseback riding area. Pull over and shut off your engine.

If you park, hike, or stop along the route, you’ll need a Red Rocks Pass. Mostly easy except for a couple of rocky stretches. One short section of ledge road is crossed in both directions and requires careful tire placement coming back up. Stock SUVs should have high ground clearance, good articulation and skid plates. Route-finding can be confusing at times.

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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Shuttle
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Sedona
Driving Directions: Directions to Oak Creek Homestead

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2014
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We took our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee on this trail, through the creek, and back up the shelf. It was a lot of fun with only one touch of the nerf bar brace when we entered the stream. No other touches other than rubber! I would prefer a little taller tire than stock (which we were) and I was in offroad 2, which is supposed to give an extra 2.1" of clearance which helped. (Our clearance is 10.8" for reference)


5/20/2008
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Very enjoyable trail. Tough in spots, but fairly simple and straight forward wheeling. Highly recommended.


2/10/2008
0

An enjoyable yet rugged trail with a bonus at the end. A gorgeous view of Oak Creek thats best viewed just before sundown. Definitely worth the trip if you ca n make it.


12/1/2007
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Finding the first enterance can be missed easliy but after that just follow the signs. The shelf road is interesting after a good rain and all the creek crossings are impassable after a rain. Unless, you feel like getting washed downstream. Great trail that seems not to get traveled very often.


10/21/2007
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Nice area, creak is straight mud, we did some fishing, caught three trout, didnt see any other wild life. We caught a couple sun fish too. The shelf road wasnt to bad, we took a 6 inch lifted jeep with 33 inch tires and were fine, other wise dont both, the trail can be very thin at times and you will put a tire over the edge of a cliff. We continued accross the creek and found a couple other building foundations made out of red rock like the homestead was. The waypoints in the report are pretty wrong, but route finding isnt hard, the directions are accurate just not the associated way points, in some cases as much as 500 meters.



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May 2018