Okay, I can't come to Sedona without taking my own version of this iconic photograph but I'm somewhat directionally challenged. I see the Crescent Moon Picnic Area which is accessed from uptown (???? I think) but there appears to be a trail leading towards the crossing from Verde Valley School Road, which is closer to where I'm staying in the Village of Oak Creek. But the trail doesn' t appear to lead directly to the creek and the "view," but joins up with Cathedral Rock trails. Can I just cut from the trail down to the creek? And is the road pretty well graded to get to the trailhead?