Red Rock State Park
Star Gazing, Geology, Hikes and History!
Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up events and hikes this September that cover a wide range of interests! For the geology lover their will be a “Guided Geology Hike” on September 15th, for the history buff the park will be presenting “The Jack and Helen Frye Story & the House of Apache Fires” on September 8th. And for the star gazer, Red Rock State park is pleased to host the ‘Star Night Party and Presentation” on September 14th, and will also be adding a telescope viewing to their guided ‘Moonlight Hike” on September 15th.
September is a busy month in Sedona, make sure to call the park for reservations for these activities at 928.282.6907. If you would like to stay at our Sedona hotel during the month of September please make your reservations as soon as possible at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.
9/8/13 – The Jack and Helen Frye Story & the House of Apache Fires
This program will feature information about Jack’s career as the architect and president of Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (TWA), as well as Helen’s history, including when she was married to Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. Their time as a couple, including the development and building of the dream home that became known as the House of Apache Fires, will be illustrated with many anecdotes and slides. Their history is fascinating and the program will celebrate the glory years with TWA and Sedona!
9/14/13 – Star Night Party & Presentation
Star Parties are a great opportunity for families to spend an evening together. And there will be treats for the children who will receive a small memento and get to shake hands with a surprise guest (perhaps from another world?). There will be a Presentation at 7:15 pm: “Moons, Clusters and Tantalizing Nebulas” followed by star gazing from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm through telescopes provided by the Astronomers of Verde Valley. You can see celestial objects like planets, nebulas, stars through a variety of scopes. Park entrance fee of $10 per carload and a $5.00 per person program fee apply, but no program fee for children under 14 years of age. Since this park typically closes in the evening, reservations for this Star Party are required call 928-282-6907.
9/15/13 – Guided Geology Hike
The return of fall also means the opportunity to join a guided hike that focuses on the geology of the area. Hike leader Chris Weld will help you to learn why the rocks are red, where they come from, where they are going … and more. This hike includes the Eagle’s Nest Trail for a great view of the Park and surrounding area. More than a guided hike, it’s an interpretive experience for beginners as well as advanced geologist. The hike lasts two to two and a half hours.
9/19/13 – Guided Moonlight Hike
The Moonlight 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 learning about Sedona and its surrounding areas, Park history, archeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, all offered by a knowledgeable guide. The hike lasts two to two and half hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. After the hike you can look at the moon through telescopes on Visitor Center rooftop. Viewing courtesy Astronomers of Verde Valley. When you call 928-282-6907 for reservations, the arrival time will be given because they are adjusted monthly according to the time of the moonrise.A $5.00 per person program fee is charged at the time of the reservation. There is also a $10.00 entrance fee to the Park for a car of four adults.
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