Park activities in Southwest
The best way to explore the area is by hiking, biking or horseback riding in the surrounding forest. Most day use and parking areas require a Red Rock Pass ($5/15 per day/week), which can be purchased at most area stores and lodging and at a number of self-serve kiosks at popular sites. The most scenic spots are along Hwy 89A north of Sedona, which snakes alongside Oak Creek through the heavily visited Oak Creek Canyon. The USFS visitor center is just south of the Village of Oak Creek.