Programs & Events
Red Rock State Park
Daily Guided Nature Walks at Red Rock
Daily 10:00 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 9:00 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.
Ethnobotany Guided Hike
4th Sunday of the month, January through 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.
The Navajo Long Walk (1863 through 1869): Through the Eyes of Navajo Women
Sunday, February 2, 2020 2 p.m.
Dr. Evangeline Parsons Yazzie will present a lecture about the Navajo people who were forced to leave their homes. The Long Walk has been collected in historical literature by non-Navajo authors. Absent from the literature is the Navajo perspective. The audience will hear the Navajo female elders’ version of the Long Walk in this presentation.
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.
The Antiquity of Irrigation in the Southwest
Sunday, March 1, 2020 2 p.m.
Agriculture was introduced to Arizona more than 4,000 years ago, and irrigation systems were developed in our state at least 3,500 years ago – several hundred years before irrigation was established in ancient Mexico. This presentation by archaeologist Allen Dart provides an overview of ancient irrigation systems in the southern Southwest and discusses irrigation’s implications for understanding social complexity.
April 25-26, 2020
Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!