Red Rock State Park December Events
Dinosaurs, Geology, History and More!
Red Rock State Park has a great line up of events and guided hikes in store for you this December. From the Revolutions of Dinosaurs, to a Guided Geology Tour, to a lecture featuring Wayne Ranney, an award winning author, to their popular Bird Walks, this will be a busy month at the park!
Lecture: Terrible Lizards – Revolution of Dinosaurs
December 1st, 2013 (2:00 pm)
Over the last half century our understanding of dinosaurs has undergone a revolution. From dull, cold-blooded, slow creatures to feathered and highly colored, fast, dynamic and crafty! Ken will be discussing all aspects of what dinosaurs were and what happened to them; we may even uncover where their ancestors live now! This lecture is recommended for ages 8 and up due to some graphic content. Kids will also have the opportunity to make a dinosaur themed craft after the lecture! Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot. A special event fee of $5.00 per adult is required in addition to Day Use Entrance fees of $5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0-6). For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907.
Guided Geology Tour
December 8th, 2013 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. Join Red Rock State Park’s 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. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park or call 928.282.6907.
Lecture: Geologic History of Sedona
December 15th, 2013 (2:00 pm)
Wayne Ranney will focus on geology of Sedona, something that has long interested geologist from all over the world. Have you ever wondered how the formations were made or why the rocks are red? Wayne will explain in laymen’s terms how this incredible place came to be. Wayne is a local to Northern Arizona and award winning author of Sedona Through Time. He has also co-authored Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and Carving Grand Canyon. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot. A special event fee of $5.00 per adult is required in addition to Day Use Entrance fees of $5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0-6). For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907.
Guided Bird Walks
Every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00 am
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 8:00 am and join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike or to see current bird sightings please visit Red Rock State Park.
2013 “Winter Wonderful” Hotel Special at the Inn of Sedona
Enjoy family fun holiday events, beautiful red rock views and save money on your holiday vacation this December at the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona with the “Winter Wonderful” Lodging Special! There is going to be a lot going on this holiday season in the red rocks and the Verde Valley!