Red Rock State Park
Moonlight Hikes, Bird Walks, Special Star Party and More!
Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona is rocking with events and guided hikes this July! From a Guided Moonlight Hike with Telescope Viewing, to relaxing early morning bird walks, to a family fun Star Party, to a special presentation on the geology of Sedona, there is something fun for everyone in your family to enjoy at the park!
Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (7:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 7:00 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
Every Day at 9:00 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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Guided Moonlight Hike & Lunar Viewing with Telescopes
July 12th, 2014 (6:30 pm)
Join Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona for a guided moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing after the hike on top of our visitor center, hosted by the Astronomers of Verde Valley. 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 having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. After the hike join the Astronomers of Verde Valley for a lunar viewing on top of the visitor center. The Astronomers will have telescopes and volunteers to help guide guests though the evening sky! Space is limited and reservations prior to this event are required; please call (928) 282- 6907 to reserve your space. For more information on this special evening please visit Red Rock State Park.
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The Geology of Sedona with Wayne Ranney
July 20th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Join Red Rock State Park in welcoming author Wayne Ranney! 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; “It includes a journey across ancient sand dunes, bears witness to a volcano that erupted very near Sedona, and tells about the faulting and erosion that created Oak Creek Canyon.” Reservation are required please call (928) 282-6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Star Night Party at Red Rock State Park
July 25th, 2014 (7:30 pm)
Star 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. There will also be a craft project available for children during the presentation as well as snacks, and warm drinks.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.