As we were staying in the midst of the red rocks and had done a short hike towards Bell Rock, I wanted to do a hike in Oak Creek Canyon for a different view. A much recommended trail was the Call of the Canyon West Fork Trail, which is located above Slide Rock Park.
I would suggest hiking this trail in spring, summer or fall to see the fields of fern and apple trees in their full color. It had already frosted when we visited so it wasn’t as pretty and deep in the canyon it was COLD! The apple trees in the orchard are HUGE and I hope they still produce fruit.
There are remains of an old house built from the red stone, along with a chicken coop and a hollowed out cellar in the rock.
This family was doing a photo shoot at the chicken house.
And some shots along the trail – if you have children along, be aware that you have to cross the creek many times, walking on stepping stones.
It was frosty off in the canyon along the trail!
A few other snapshots around Sedona we saw along the way there and back: The Chapel of the Holy Cross, www.chapeloftheholycross.com/
Hummingbird House Antiques in Sedona
Next door to Hummingbird House was this cool dragon
Next stop: Las Vegas!