Location

Red Rock Locator Map

Elevation 3,900 feet   Fees

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

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Equestrian Trails Biking Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 5 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4234#

Fees

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

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

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

8am. Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks, 8:00 A.M.
Bird walks begin at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. 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.
(PLEASE NOTE NEXT MONTH - JUNE BIRD HIKES START AT 7am.)
(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

Saturday, May 28: Monarch Conservation Day

Come enjoy our newly unveiled butterfly garden that has been developed to provide resources that attract butterflies and moths, with an emphasis on Monarchs. In this habitat, visitors will be able to learn about the ecology of these beautiful creatures and observe a variety of free flying butterflies. As a certified Monarch Waystation, Red Rock State Park seeks to provide shelter and resources for the conservation of the Monarch butterfly. In addition, butterflies will be raised at the park as they become available, with butterfly releases throughout the season. The public can call the park to see if any releases are scheduled in June. A volunteer will be available to discuss gardening for butterflies from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. A free butterfly themed kids activity will be available at 11am. and 2pm. In the park's theater we will be playing “Flight of the Butterflies” a program by Nova, all day on a loop. Information on butterflies local to the Sedona area will be available for visitors who would like to go on a butterfly scavenger hunt on the park's hiking trails. So come and enjoy the gardens and learn about Monarch conservation efforts on May 28th.

 

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.



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.

(PLEASE NOTE NEXT MONTH - JUNE DAILY GUIDED HIKES START AT 9am.)
(Yearly Guided Hike Times: 10:00 A.M. Sep. through May, 9:00 A.M. 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

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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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