Programs & Events

Red Rock State Park

Daily Guided Nature Walks at Red Rock

Daily   9:00 a.m.

Every morning 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, archaeology, and plant life.


Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks

Every Wednesday and Saturday   7:00 a.m.

Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginners and advanced birders. The greatest diversity of bird species can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center.


The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments

Sunday, September 1, 2019   2 p.m.

Recent research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest at least as early as the A.D. 1300s. Join us for a lecture with Dr. Deni J. Seymour, an archaeologist, ethnographer, and ethnohistorian wit three decades of personal and professional investment in knowledge about the indigenous tribes of the southern portion of the American Southwest.


Full Moon Hike

September 13 | October 12   September 13 at 5:30 p.m. | October 12 at 4:30 p.m.

The Full Moon Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Join us for an exciting evening under the night sky of Sedona.


STAR Party

Saturday, September 28, 2019   6:45 p.m.

The dark skies of Red Rock State Park allow visitors to easily see the stream of stars and dark dust lanes with the unaided eye. Join us for great times under the stars of Sedona!


Following the Monarch Migration through Red Rock State Park

Saturday, September 28, 2019   8:30 a.m.

Join the Southwest Monarch Study for an exciting morning of butterfly netting and tagging. This program is an outdoor event so please be ready to be outdoors.


Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park

2nd Sunday of the month, October to May   1:00 p.m.

Our monthly-guided geology hike led by our knowledgeable volunteers will take you out on our trails to discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker.


Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State Park

3rd Sunday of the month, October to May   1:00 p.m.

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 visible from park trails and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources.


Ethnobotany Guided Hike

4th Sunday of the month, October to May   1:00 p.m.

Learn more about the native plants of Sedona and how they're interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, wildlife, and even modern society.