Earlier this week we decided that we needed to hunt down some fall colors. I used the hikearizona.com foliage guide as a primary method for finding colorful trails. In an attempt to be the curve we headed up to Sedona in hopes that some of the leaves had changed this week. Although not as colorful as we would have liked we ended up doing two short hikes that provided some 'Fall Therapy'.
The first trail we hit wasn't actually in Sedona, but more like Clarksdale or Cottonwood. Technically the hike is located in Perkinsville, but nobody would know where that is. The trail was the Parsons Trail, that meanders alongside and occasionally hopes over a creek. The trail wasn't popping with color yet, but would be beautiful in a week or two. After a nice lunch at Lisa Pisa's in Sedona, we decided to hit up the always busy West Fork Oak Creek Trail. This trail was at a higher elevation then the Parsons Trail and thus was showing some colors. The best colors were after the first mile. The colors tapered out as the trail continued, but we still managed to get our fix.