I traveled through Oak Creek Canyon to and from Flagstaff. It is certainly a beautiful area. I will have to come back to explore the towns. I was in the mood for more natural and historic, so I skipped the towns, plus I was low on time! Sedona will definitely require a look, and a different frame of mind, as well as Prescott. Jerome, a ghost town, is on the list as well.
This shot from my GPS shows an elevation change of about 1500 feet in a few miles. And the next pic is the best I could get of the actual road.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca