October 2011 issue of Sunset Magazine
Oak Creek Canyon, AZ
A red rock backdrop: Oak Creek’s crimson canyon walls and sun-dappled stream dazzle year-round, but fall takes views to another level with turning maples and gamble oaks. Head 13 miles north of Sedona on U.S. 89A to the Oak Creek Vista overlook. The 3-miles-one-way West Fork Trail ($9/vehicle; trailhead between mile 384 and 385; www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino) crisscrosses the West Fork of Oak Creek (read: splashy boulder hopping).
Don’t miss: For healthy après-hike food, hit Heartline ($$; heartlinecafe.com).
As seen in:
American Fitness magazine Jan/Feb 2010 issue – Article – Take on the Red Rocks of Sedona, where to dine.
Wine Spectator’s Award
The Wine Enthusiast
Best Restaurant for Wine Lovers
Fodor’s Travel Guide
Frommer’s “Star Selection”
Mobile Travel Guide – Three Stars
Zagat’s – Recommended
AAA – Recommended
Grace Ormonde Wedding Style – Platinum List 2007
Red Rock News
Phoenix Home & Garden
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