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Elevation 3,900 feet   Fees

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


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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Park's Speed Code: 4234#


Park Entrance Fees:
Adult (14+): $5.00
Youth (7–13): $3.00
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 our latest Bird sightings HERE.


Download our October Event Calendar HERE (PDF Document 357 KB PDF)

Friday, October 9: Volunteer Orientation Meeting

10 - 11:30 am. Stop by a meeting that will answer your questions about volunteering at Red Rock State Park. Please call park at 928-282-6907 to enroll in the class. See class dates below.

Wednesdays Oct. 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18: Red Rock SP Volunteer Training Class

1 to 5 pm. Learn how to be a Volunteer at Red Rock State Park in Sedona. You can learn how to work in the Visitors’ Center, the entry station, and how to work with the School Connection Program, where you will introduce school children to nature by teaching classes or leading hikes. We are also need volunteers to help lead public hikes and programs, covering topics such as nature, geology, archaeology, moonlight hikes, and special programs. We also need help with park maintenance, including trail work, park facility fixes, and landscaping. Other special projects also need volunteers also. Please call park at 928-282-6907 to enroll in the class.

Join us for an informative Geology Hike in beautiful Red Rock State Park, Sat., Oct. 11 at 1pm.October 11: Geology Hike With Chris Weld

1pm. 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.

Moonlight HikeOctober 27: Moonlight Hike (Last one of 2015)

Arrive at 4:30. Starts at 5:00 pm. This evening 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. This Event will fill up quickly so sign up today! Pre-registration and a $5.00 reservation fee by phone is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival $5.00 per adult (14 and up) $3.00 per youth (7-13). Wear suitable clothing, shoes (prepare for cool nights) bring water, and a flashlight. Night viewing programs may be canceled due to inclement weather. For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907.

Basic Tracking WorkshopNovember 21: Basic Tracking Workshop

10am - 2pm. Are you a hiker, hunter, or a general outdoor enthusiast who runs across tracks that you do not know? Are you interested in developing the skills and knowledge to not only identify tracks, but to understand the story behind them? Red Rock State Park will be hosting internationally known survival expert Tony Nestor for a workshop on the Basics of Tracking. This introductory class will cover both animal and man-tracking skills. You will learn the basics of track identification from aging prints, interpreting the stories within tracks, gait patterns, and how to pick up a lost trail. Participants need to bring a sack lunch, water, sunglasses, and a notebook. Space is limited to 15 participants, so call ahead to reserve your spot. The workshop reservation fee is $45.00, which includes Park admission. For additional information and reservations, please call Red Rock State Park at (928) 282-6907.

Join us for our Fall Watercolor class at Red Rock State Park, Saturday, Oct. 3, 10am.-2pm.November 28: Autumn Images Fall Watercolor Class

10am - 2pm. 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. Our October theme will be Autumn Images. Cathy Stedman, a Sedona local, has been teaching watercolor since 1997. “Teaching is simply my best learning tool and I hope to bring others along as I learn”, says Stedman. She has taken classes from several well-known artists including Frank Web, John Salminen, and Gretchen Lopez. This workshop will be held in our Hummingbird Room. 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.

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.

Friends of Red Rock State ParkRed 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.

Please note: Creek crossings and trails adjacent to Oak Creek may be closed occasionally due to high water and flooding.

On-Going Events

Guided Hikes at Red Rock State Park.Daily Guided Nature Walks at 10am

At 10:00 A.M. every day, 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. This hike is included with your entrance fee.

Wednesday & Saturday Bird Walks at 8am

Wednesday and Saturday mornings: Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for rent from the Park office. Download Printable Bird List (PDF Document 896 KB PDF) No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.  Hummingbirds are almost always there to take advantage of the feeders!  Another good viewing point is the visitor center roof. Most of the year-round birds are found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field that is behind the visitor center.  While visitors hike the trails, they will see many birds who call the Park "home. See current sightings below

Self-Guided Hikes

If you prefer to explore on your own, or are not available for scheduled activities, the 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.  Detail 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)

Best OfLime Kiln Trail Wins Award!

The votes are in! The Lime Kiln Trail connecting Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Red Rock State Park won the 2012 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Bike Ride! For the sixth year, AZCentral.com experts have picked their favorite people, places, businesses, and things to do! Learn more about the trail.



Video Presentation

Daily, upon request. The park's movie theater shows “The Natural Wonders of Sedona-Timeless Beauty”. The movie reveals why USA Weekend voted Sedona & Oak Creek Canyon “the most Beautiful Place in America”.

Bird Sightings, September 2015

Photos by: Peggy James

On September 2, 2015, Ranger Luci reported 181 unique sightings of birds at Red Rock SP!

Download monthly Bird List (PDF Document 71 KB PDF)

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