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Falls Colors in Sedona

See the Fall Colors in Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon Scenic DriveAs we speed towards Labor Day Weekend and what is, for many, the unofficial end to summer, we find ourselves looking forward to the upcoming fall season in Sedona.  Though Sedona is unlike most popular fall destinations, it offers an incredible opportunity to watch the changing of the seasons.  As the fall colors change against the dramatic background of the red rocks, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the sheer beauty of this place.  There’s no place finer to watch the fall colors unfold than a scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona is a great place to visit no matter the season, but fall is special. See it for yourself this year, as you enjoy a getaway to our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Sedona.

Scenic Drive to Oak Creek Canyon

The best time to see the fall colors in Sedona is from late September through mid-October, but that depends on several factors. Though there are many great ways to take in the fall colors in Sedona, including hiking and biking the area, there is one place that transcends the rest: Oak Creek Canyon. Oak Creek Canyon lies on highway 89A, between Sedona and Flagstaff.  Drive through the canyon, enjoy the scenic switchbacks winding their way along the canyon walls, and take in the changing fall colors of the Coconino National Forest. A great place to stop for a photo of Sedona’s autumnal glory is the Oak Creek Vista, which is about halfway between Sedona and Flagstaff. The drive is only 28 miles (one way) but is one of the most rewarding fall adventures in Sedona.  Other scenic drives in the area include driving up Dry Creek Road to Boynton Road, or the Red Rock Loop.

More Fall Colors in Sedona

Fall Colors in Sedona's Oak Creek CanyonThere are, of course, more ways to see the fall colors of Sedona than a scenic drive.  Hiking is one of the best ways, allowing you to get up close and personal with Mother Nature, and taking you to some of the best scenic vistas in the area. One of the best fall hikes is the West Fork Oak Creek Trail, which will take you along the same canyon walls as the scenic drive, but nearer to the creek and immersed in the quiet serenity of Sedona in the fall. Other great fall hikes include The Huckabay Trail, Secret Canyon, and Allens Bend Trail.

Fall is also one of the better times to see wildlife in the area, as the temperatures cool. The elk rut can last into October, white mule deer breeding season extends into November and December, and it’s easier to spot pronghorn antelope that are hanging around. Fall is also the season of roasted hatch chiles and Piñon nuts; their heady aroma floating on the breezes through Sedona. But perhaps the best part of fall is staying at our luxury Bed and Breakfast. Our courtyards and pool offer exceptional views of Sedona’s red rocks and are enjoyable well into fall.  Fall in Sedona is simply magical.  Come experience it for yourself, and book a room at the Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast.

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