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Elevation 3,900 feet   Fees

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(928) 282-6907
Red Rock SP
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336


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Nearest Services: 5 miles

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Park's Speed Code: 4234#


Park Entrance Fees:
Adult (14+): $7.00
Youth (7–13): $4.00
Child (0–6): FREE

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Benefactors of Red Rock State Park

Benefactors of Red Rock State Park, a charitable organization

Panoramic view of Red Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ.

Red Rock State Park is open 7 days a week from 8am. – 5pm. Last entry at 4:30pm. The Visitor Center is open 9am. – 4:30pm. daily. The mission of the park is to preserve the riparian habitat associated with Oak Creek; to serve as an environmental education facility; and to provide limited passive recreational opportunities. Check out latest bird sightings below.

Bird Walks at Red Rock State ParkWednesday & Saturday Bird Walks

7am. Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks
Please meet up with the leader on the viewing deck above the visitor center. Bird enthusiasts join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginner and advanced birders. Please bring your own binoculars. If birding on your own, the Hummingbird Patio is an excellent spot to start your tour. Another good viewing point is the Visitor Center roof. Most year-round birds are found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center. The Audubon Society has designated Red Rock State Park as an Important Birding Area (IBA) because of the many species that live or visit here.
(Yearly Bird Hike Times: 9am. Dec. Jan. Feb., 8am. Mar. Apr. May Sept. Oct. Nov., 7am. Jun. July Aug.)

Useful Bird Watcher Resources:
March Bird Sightings (PDF Document 65 KB PDF) April Bird Sightings (PDF Document 65 KB PDF) Top 30 Bird Sightings (PDF Document 193 KB PDF) Birds Seen in 2015 (PDF Document 46 KB PDF)

Park Event Calendar

June Event Calendar (PDF Document 698 KB PDF)

Why Dark Skies Matter eventSunday Lecture - June 5: "Why Dark Skies Matter" with Dr. Matthew Goodwin Ph.D.

1pm. Why should we turn out the lights and enjoy the darkness? Why is it important that we protect our nighttime views of the sky? Some philosophers argue that the darkness of night is a gift that helps to restore our moral sense. In this talk we will discuss what connections can be found between darkness and the night sky with our sense of morality, our sense of who we are as human beings, and our understanding of our place in the universe. Dr. Matthew Goodwin is senior lecturer at Northern Arizona University’s Department of Philosophy, a facilitator for Philosophy in the Public Interest, an Arizona Humanities Road Scholar, and co-owner of Sedona Philosophy Experience—an Arizona Benefit Corporation. This lecture is included with park entrance fees.


Geology Hike at Red Rock State ParkSunday, June 12: Geology Hike

1pm. We are located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The escarpment is over 200 miles long and rises 2,000 to 3,000 feet above the surrounding landscape. 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. Hikes are included with park entrance fees.



Sunday, June 12: Tour of the Amazing Geological Sites of Northern Arizona, with Dr. Kennard Bork

3pm. Northern Arizona has a rich collection of geological sites, many known for their exceptional beauty. We will tour the northern tier of the state, in an illustrated lecture, from Monument Valley and the Navajo lands of the NE to the Grand Canyon, continuing to the Nevada border. Then we will consider the Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater, the San Francisco Peaks, Sedona, and other noteworthy geo-sites along the middle of the state. Behind each beautiful feature is a geological story with its own inherent power to inform. Dr. Kennard B. Bork taught geology at the college level for four decades, focusing on the history of the Earth and its life forms. His Ph.D. is in Geology, specializing in paleontology. This lecture is included with park entrance fees.


Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State ParkSunday, June 19: Archaeology Hike

1pm. Red Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennia. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. And we will explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. Hikes are included with park entrance fees.


Full Moon Hike at Red Rock State ParkMonday, June 20: Full Moon Hike

6:30pm. The Full Moon Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. Verde Valley and park history, as well as archeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, is also offered by a knowledgeable guide. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A $5.00 reservation fee is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival ($7.00 per adult (14 and up) $4.00 per youth (7- 13), and free for children (0 - 6). Rangers ask hikers to please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the starting time to insure participation. Program fees are non-refundable unless the park must cancel the hike after your arrival. Wear suitable clothing, shoes (prepare for cool nights) bring water, and a flashlight.


Ethnobotany Hike at Red Rock State ParkSunday, June 26: Ethnobotany Hike

1pm. Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. The hike is included with your entrance fee. Please bring water, wear suitable footwear and meet in the Visitor Center a little before 1:00 P.M. Hikes are included with park entrance fees.



Naturalist Hikes at Red Rock State ParkDaily Guided Nature Walks & Activities

10am. A volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archeology, and plant life. The naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience.

(Yearly Guided Hike Times: 10am. Sep. through May, 9am. June through August)

Self-Guided Hikes

IThe family-oriented trail system is well marked for your safety and pleasure. Five miles of trails consist of interconnecting loops, leading you to red rock vistas or along the lush greenery of Oak Creek. The Eagle's Nest and Apache Fire Loops are joined together by the Coyote Ridge Trail. Eagle's Nest is the highest point in the park with an elevation gain of 300 feet. The three major loops are connected along the riparian corridor by the Kisva Trail, which also leads to the short loop of the Yavapai Ridge Trail. The Javelina Trail takes you into the pinon/juniper woodlands and back to the other loops. Detailed information is available at the Visitor Center. Bikes and horses are allowed on designated routes. Download Printable Park Map & Brochure (PDF Document 855 KB PDF)

Video Presentation

The parks large movie theater plays the popular video - "The Natural Wonders of Sedona", narrated by local voice-over artist John Conway. It features aerial explorations of ancient Indian ruins and dramatic landscapes, colorful desert wildflowers, and local wildlife. Also playing in the theater is the documentaryLoved To Death produced by the Oak Creek Watershed Council and funded by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. This film documents the wonderful efforts of the Oak Creek Ambassadors Program to educate the general public about the extreme environmental importance of our natural waterways and their valiant efforts to keep Oak Creek clean.

Red Rock State Park Photo
Hiking at Red Rock State Park offers magnificent views of the Sedona area.

Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat provides the setting and the opportunity for the park to offer a focus on environmental education.

Red Rock offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. There are a number of daily and weekly park events. (see below or ask at Visitor Center)

Park facilities include a visitors center, classroom, theater, gift shop, picnic tables, 10 developed trails, restrooms, and group area with Ramada and facilities. The restrooms are handicapped accessible. Camping facilities are not available at this park. The property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The land was at one time part of the Smoke Trail Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye.

Bird Sightings – 2016

Photos by: Peggy James

In February, 2016, Rangers reported 142 unique sightings of birds at Red Rock SP!

February Bird Sighting Report (PDF Document 79 KB PDF)

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