2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock State Park
Astronomy, Native American History, Guided Geology and Moonlight Hikes
May 2014

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events, presentations and guided hikes in store for you this May! Dive into Native American History and Astronomy with special presentations featuring Allen Dart and Kenneth Zoll, take a leisurely bird or nature walk, enjoy a guided and informative Geology or Moonlight hike, and at the end of the month the park will host a very special Star Night Party!

Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)Red Rock State Park 2 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 9:00 am and enjoy a 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 please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Southwestern Rock Calendars and Time Pieces
May 4th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park will be welcoming Allen Dart back for our first lecture series of the month. Allen will be speaking about ‘Southwestern Rock Calendars and Time Pieces’; this lecture will explore the early Native American Cultures of the Southwest including the Mesa Verde culture of the Southern Colorado and Utah, the Chaco Culture centered in Northwestern New Mexico, and the Hohokam Culture of Southern Arizona and their relationship and skills with astronomy. This program is included within the Park’s admission fees and reservations are required. For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907 or visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Sedona Geology Hike
Red Rock State Park 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaMay 11th, 2014 (1:00 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.

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Guided Sedona Moonlight Hike
May 14th, 2014 (6:00 pm check-in)
Moonlight hike 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaThe 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 having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. Verde Valley and park history, as well as archeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, is offered. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Wear suitable clothing and shoes (prepare for cool nights) and bring water, a flashlight, and insect spray. A $5.00 per person program fee is charged at the time of the reservation. Reservations are required please call 928-282-6907. There is also a $10.00 entrance fee to the park for a car of four adults. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Native American Astronomical Practices
May 25th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park1 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaKenneth Zoll will be at Red Rock State Park to talk about the Native American astronomical practices throughout history. The ability to predict seasons was essential for Native Americans in order manage environmental changes, which was vital for survival. Learn about how the early sky watchers developed systems to synchronize their calendars around celestial events. Kenneth will describe the diverse ways in which prehistoric Native American cultures integrated the stars and their annual events.This program is included within the Park’s admission fees and reservations are required. For additional information and reservations, please call 928.282-6907 or visit Red Rock State Park.

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Star Night Party at Red Rock State Park
May 30th, 2014 (7:30 pm)
Star Party 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaStar Parties are a great way for families to enjoy the evening sky together, there will even be a chance for children to shake hands with a surprise guest-(perhaps one from another world?) After the 7:30 presentation there will be telescope viewing available from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Saturn and Jupiter will be visible; as well as the clusters of Coma Berenices, Virgo, Cancer, and Hercules. Several planetary nebulas, or exploded stars, may also be seen.This program will require a $5.00 reservation fee per person prior to the event in addition to the park’s admission fees.For additional information and reservations for this Sedona event please call 928.282.6907 or visit Red Rock State Park.

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tight building IMG 99091 2014 May Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, ArizonaA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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