Fall Color - 2 Not So Secret Hiking Locations! Flag Aspens - West Fork

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Above - Signature tree at my first listing November 2011! I took this as a sign of good things to come...

 

Autumn In Sedona Is Beautiful

....and It Is Finally Here

It is time to squirrel away your nuts

I love all the seasons in Sedona, but fall is special to me.  This season is much shorter than spring but the number of people who visit Sedona in the fall is comparible. 

 

Tourist Season

 

Aspens Oct 2

Aspens - Flagstaff Snowbowl

 

Our tourist season in fall starts around the last week of September and goes through Thanksgiving.  Of course, the Christmas season is supported by the "Valley of the Sun". Last year was a good example of a "Hallmark" experience! Many people like to go to Flagstaff to see the Aspens and then they come to Sedona for a meal. The above pic was taken Oct 2, 2017. It won't be long now! Flagstaff sits at 7000 to 7500 feet, so fall color will start soon. Temps today are about 74º in Flag. 

 

Color Arrives Late October Into November 

West Fork Trail

West Fork Trail

 

The hiking trails are also very crowded.  West Fork in Oak Creek Canyon sits about 5300 to 5660 feet and is the most popular area during this time. You can spend more time on the trails because the weather is milder than summer and generally you don't have to worry about monsoon. West Fork trail follows Oak Creek and has towering red rock walls throughout. Various foilage will be in different stages of fall color. Expect heavy traffic (foot and car). Get to the parking area before 8 am.  

Spring Season Lasts about 5 - 6 Months 

Our spring tourist season starts in January, builds through the Cactus League baseball in February and goes through 4th of July weekend.  Tourism is lighter about 2 months a year scattered between mid July through August and part of December and a couple of weeks in January. 


 

 

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Perfect post for the first day of Fall. I'm with you, it's my favorite time of the year too. D 

Sep 22, 2018 03:06 PM #1
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Sheri- you are so lucky to live where you have the beautiful changing colors of Fall. And I am especially fond of squirrels!!!!!

Sep 22, 2018 05:23 PM #2
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Hi Sheri

Those are beautiful photos to introduce Fall in Sedona, especially the first one. Hard to believe summer is over!!

Jeff

Sep 22, 2018 08:09 PM #3
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Morning Sheri.

The leaves haven't started turning yet in my area.  I suspect within two weeks we'll have a beautiful array of colors to delight the eyes

Sep 23, 2018 01:25 AM #4
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I love all the photos. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day

Sep 23, 2018 02:06 AM #5
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Stunning photos, Sheri. There really is nothing like the colors of the fall season.

Sep 23, 2018 05:07 AM #6
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Good morning Sheri. Wow, what great Fall colors. Bet you can't wait to take a hike when the time comes this year! Enjoy your hike!

Sep 23, 2018 06:05 AM #7
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Sheri, the aspens sure do give us a colorful show this time of year.  Your photos are gorgeous!

Sep 23, 2018 07:23 AM #8
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I hope that the weather will be nice there for the week ahead, I am heading there today with my parents!  Hopefully, we will get to meet with you and Rick!

Sep 23, 2018 08:00 AM #9
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Sheri - I always enjoy your wonderful lens captures.  They transport the mind to amazing places.

Sep 23, 2018 02:34 PM #10
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CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

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Sheri, your photos are always so gorgeous. This is a perfect post to welcome fall and I hope that many people get out and enjoy the season with a hike. 

Sep 24, 2018 04:30 AM #12
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Your blog post is simply wonderful and it is bursting with color! It is truly a joyful way to celebrate the onset of Autumn. 

The State of Arizona certainly knows how to welcome tourists and make everyone feel at home!

Sep 25, 2018 12:55 PM #13
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It is so pretty there. Love the look at those aspens, Sheri.

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Love the aspens in fall! I need to see them in person! We are having a very late and short fall in Branson this year. Leaves just turning now.

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