Red Rock State Park is one of the jewels of Sedona – a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery and abundant activities. Fabulous trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Park facilities include a visitors center, classroom, theater, gift shop, picnic tables, 10 developed trails, restrooms, and a group area with Ramada and facilities. There are no camping facilities at this park.
Visit Red Rock State Park for:
- Daily Guided Nature Walks at 10AM
- A Daily Activity with a naturalist or ranger at 2pm
- Guided Bird Walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9am
- Monthly Geology Hike
- Five miles of developed trails for your enjoyment
- Special programs most months.
Special Events in March:
- Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona – Monday-Saturday, 2PM
Throughout the month of March Red Rock State Park will be playing the Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona program at 2:00 P.M. Monday-Saturday in the park’s theatre. The program covers the fascinating prehistory of the people who first settled in the area over 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how the culture flourished, their structures, and artifacts. View breathtaking shots of Sunset Crater, the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and amazing dwellings including Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Tuzigoot.
- Sunday March 8th, 1PM Geology Hike
Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The escarpment is over 200 miles long and ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 3,000 feet. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. Join our knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on our trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear.
- Saturday March 14th, 10AM – 12PM: Family Archaeology Day
This is a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be host a Family Archaeology Program for young learners rom 1st to 12th grade. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike.There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Space is limited, please call ahead for reserve your space; the program is included within the Park’s admission fees: $5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0-6). For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907.
- Saturday March 28, 10AM – 3PM: Watercolor Workshop: Hummingbirds
Are you interested in learning some basic tricks to watercolor painting? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Cathy Stedman for our ongoing series on the basics of watercolor painting. This will be an introductory to intermediate class. The series will cover the basics to watercolor painting-providing instruction and techniques with a theme each month. The March theme will be Hummingbirds.Space is limited to 12 participants, so call ahead to reserve your spot. The workshop reservation fee is $50.00, which includes park admission, instruction, and all supplies or $40.00 with your own supplies. Please bring your own lunch. For additional information and reservations, please call Red Rock State Park at (928) 282-6907.
Check the Red Rock State Park website for details.