Camp Verde, AZ
April 19, 2015
We could hardly wait to hit the trails in Red Rock Country. This week-end was spent revisiting some favorite places. Saturday, we were up and out early to jeep the Oak Creek Homestead trail.
It's rated difficult only because of a short section that is narrow and steep. Most of the trail is like the picture to the left.
There are remnants of a brick building from years ago which I cant find any information on.
|Rokhell and Pearl parked at the creek with the "homestead" in the background.|
The real draw for me is Oak Creek...
|and looking downstream.|
Its very flat here and access to the water is so easy with lots of big rocks to sit on. We all enjoyed lunch by the creek!
|This sweet girl had a mouth full of willow...|
Sunday we were up early and out by 9:00 to do another trail...one on foot. A favorite hike we did last year was Devil's Bridge. It's not a very long hike, maybe a wee bit over 2 miles if you enjoy the section under the bridge also, but it does have some muscle building steps and a steep climb up. Just what Joe and I needed! We were thrilled to have Richie join us as we followed the path thru nature and natural wonders.
|There is a dirt road leading to the trailhead.|
It is 1.3 miles from the start of the dirt road to the trail.
The beginning of the trail is wide and easy to follow as it winds its way thru Pinon Pines, Blue Junipers and Manzanita bushes.
|According to Sedona's Top 10 Hikes by Dennis Andres, a Sedona native, this was originally a jeep trail.|
The trail eventually narrows...
...with a rocky steep climb up near the end.
There is a plateau like overlook for a water stop and first view of Devil's Bridge...
On the bridge...
and under the bridge...
So, until next time, have happy days and...