Oak Creek is a tributary of the Verde River in Northern Arizona. It is a perennial stream that originates below the Mogollon Rim of the Colorado Plateau. The headwaters of the creek are at the confluence of Sterling Springs and Pumphouse Wash. Oak Creek generally flows south, dropping 2500 feet in elevation, and joins the Verde River southeast of the town of Cottonwood. Along its watercourse, Oak Creek nurtures a lush riparian habitat through an otherwise arid environment. This scene of fall foliage along Oak Creek was photographed from the Kingfisher Bridge in Red Rock State Park near Sedona, Arizona, USA.