This is my favorite place in Sedona. You walk under canopy of trees, can go right into Oak Creek to take pics of Cathedral Rock, see the cairns and don't forget the Vortex. To park in this State park is $8.00 a carload so we can carpool. The park does not open until 9:00am. Nearby is an awesome vantage point of Sedona on the hill. Sedona on US 89A. Just outside town, turn south on FR 216 (Upper Red Rock Loop Road). Drive about 1.5 miles and follow the signs to Red Rock Crossing. All roads except the short segment leading from Red Rock Crossing Road to the picnic area are paved. This does not require any offroading to get to this park.
We can meet at the Blue Hills cafe in Dewey and carpool.