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Oak Creek Homestead, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 5.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,084 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hours
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16  2017-09-16 cw50must
Author cw50must
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Routes 2
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Trips 304 map ( 1,595 miles )
Age 44 Male Gender
Location Mesa, AZ
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by cw50must

This drive starts off Lower Red Rock Loop. It consists of following FR9845, then taking FR9845N to the locked gate, then turning around back to FR9845 and continuing on it out to 89A. There are a few campsites near 89A. This is an interesting drive that is suitable for high clearance 4wd vehicles. I would consider it moderate, with one difficult section known as "cliffhanger" on FR9845N which is a narrow shelf road that must be navigated down and then back up again.

There is a locked gate at the bottom of FR9845N, a short hike will take you down to Oak Creek and the remains of a stone cabin, good place for a picnic. Its not the most scenic drive in Sedona, but its still Sedona, so it has its moments. There usually is other traffic out here, and keep in mind this is a trail the Hummer Tour company uses so there will be tourists out there as well. At 5.7 miles its somewhat short, but still allow around 3 hours to complete.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2017-09-18 cw50must
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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From Sedona take highway 89A to Lower Red Rock Loop, its about 5 miles. Go about 1.2 miles and turn left on the unmarked dirt road on the right. There is a small parking area and you will see the marker for FR9845 to start the trail.
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