West Fork of Oak Creek

West Fork of Oak Creek in Sedona has been on my Arizona bucketlist for some time. This past weekend we were finally able to cross it off!

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

After crossing the bridge, the first signifcant thing seen are the remnants of Mayhew Lodge. The buildings were originally constructed in 1860 but weren't converted and opened as a lodge until 1925. This and this is what it originally looked like before the buildings burned down in the late 1970's.

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com
This was a very shallow cave so we assumed it was used for storage.

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com
The remains of one of the building structures has become overrun with plant growth.

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com
Past the Mayhew Lodge, the trail offers plenty of shade from the tall canyon walls and trees.

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com
The water is cold but felt very refreshing in the heat!

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

Most people turn around at about the 2 mile point. We hiked to the end, which to us was not as scenic (although still beautiful) and understand why hikers turn around at 2 miles.

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com

West Fork of Oak Creek Trail, Sedona, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com
Just another beautiful hike in our beautiful 'Murica!

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Coordiantes: 35.356876, -111.622896
Skill Level: Easy
Fees: None

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