Fall is approaching the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona bringing along cooler temperatures, and crisp blue skies! This is the perfect time of year to enjoy one of the many popular guided hikes offered at Red Rock State Park. Taking advantage of the guided hikes offered by the park is the best way to learn more about the area’s red rock formations, plant and animal life and archaeology from their knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
Red Rock States Park’s Sunday Lecture Harness the power of the fungus among us: Improving restoration in a changing world will be taking place on October 6th at 2:00 pm and will feature Jackie Parker and Julia Hull are PhD students at Northern Arizona University.
Monthly Guided Hikes at Red Rock State Park
Naturalist Hike daily at 10:00 am
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. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. Make sure your bring comfortable hiking shoes, plenty of water, and clothing appropriate for the weather. This hike is included with park entrance fees.
Guided Bird Walk every Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 am.
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 loan from the Park. 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. This hike is included with park entrance fees.
Specialized Guided Hikes
Guided Sedona Moonlight Hike at 4:30 pm
October 12th, 2019
This moonlit hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and the surrounding areas including Verde Valley and park history, as well as archaeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, are also possible topics offered by a knowledgeable guide. Call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot on the hike. Limit of 75 hikers. Their is a $5 registration fee & park entrance fee for this hike.
Guided Geology Hike at 1:00 pm
October 13th, 2019
Learn more about what makes Sedona red rocks red! Venture out on their trails knowledgeable volunteer as they discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. 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 height 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. This hike is included with park entrance fees.
Guided Archaeology Hike at 1:00 pm
October 20th, 2019
Take a hike with a knowledgeable guide at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. 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. The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources. This hike is included with park entrance fees.