This is without a doubt one of the most incredible places in Arizona. The west fork of oak creek canyon is a autumn wonderland. The deeper you get the more colorful and scenic it becomes. This is from the beginning of the trail at the first of many creek crossings. As you can see, you are treated with beauty right off the bat. What really attracted me to this spot was the rock overhangs that line the canyon walls for much of the canyon. The trail itself is three miles one way and the total length of the canyon is 14. You are able to hike/backpack the entire length of the canyon which is something I would like to do sometime. At the end of the official trail you must wade in water almost the entire rest of the length. The big payoff to this hike is Arizona's version of the famous subway in Zion national park. Although this was by far the most crowded trail I've ever hiked. There is good reason and in the fall people come from all over the world to see the foliage contrasted against the canyon. A place I will more than likely head back to in the future.