April Events at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

April Events and Hikes

 Are you ready for a fabulous April in the Red Rocks of Sedona, Red Rock State Park is! Whether you like archaeology, geology, history or astronomy there is something for you this month at the park!  Enjoy guided hikes, nature walks, lectures and a Star Party! I almost forgot to mention, the park’s most popular hike the “Full Moon Hike” makes its return in April!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (8:00 am)HOME_653
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.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Geology Hike
April 9th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and 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. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. 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.

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Guided Sedona Moonlight Hike
April 10th, 2017 (5:30 pm)
Reservation fee $5 plus park admission fee (see below)
Moonlight hikeThe Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hike at Red Rock State Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers 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 its surrounding areas. Verde Valley and park history, as well as archaeology, geology, botany, and riparian wildlife information, is also offered by a knowledgeable guide. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles.  Rangers ask hikers to please arrive approximately 30 minutes before the starting time to insure participation. Program fees are non-refundable unless the park must cancel the hike after your arrival. Wear suitable clothing, shoes (prepare for cool nights) bring water, and a flashlight. Call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. Registration closes the day before the hike. No new reservations will be accepted on the day of the hike.

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Guided Archaeology Hike
April 16th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed 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. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. Explore ideas of other cultures that may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Earth Day Celebration at Red Rock State Park
April 22nd, 2017 (10:00 am – 3:00 pmRed Rock State Park
You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at Red Rock State Park! They will have all sorts of activities, including:

  • Nature hikes
  • The H2Olympics
  • Info Exhibits
  • Crafts
  • Special Guests
  • Art Showcase

Special Event Park Admission:$7 for ages 14 & up,$2 for ages 7 – 14, Free for children 6 and under. for more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
April 23rd, 2017 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Star Party at Red Rock State Park
April 29th, 2017 (7:30 pm)
RERO_StarParty2016Come join the Astronomers of Verde Valley as they present the celestial happenings of the late April sky.  A 4-day-old Moon located in the constellation of Orion, the Hunter will not interfere with the many clusters and galaxies in the skies overhead. The Ghost of Jupiter will be due south with the planet Jupiter and its Galilean Moons not far away in the constellation of Virgo. Virgo is also host to galaxy clusters easily seen in telescopes. Several little known constellations such as Lynx, the Cat; Hydra, the Water Snake; Corvus, the Crow; Crater, the Chalice; Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs and many more will be visible under the dark skies at the park. This program is limited to 75 participants. A $5 per person reservation fee is required for this program, in addition to the park’s regular entry fees on the day of the program. Call 928.282-6907 to reserve your spots.  Light refreshments (drinks,snacks) will be provided.

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Sedona Philosophy Experience
“Sedona and Our Relationship with Nature”
April 30th, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park is pleased to present “Sedona and Our Relationship with Nature” featuring Dr. Robin Weeks. Historically, there have been two major strands to the human relationship with nature – one scientific and the other religious (or mythic). In recent times the scientific view has come to dominate our perspective, and perhaps separate us from our natural environment. However, do we have reasons, even scientific ones, to rediscover the mythic view in a new way? Can the scientific and mystical viewpoints be brought together to form a modern relationship with nature – one that doesn’t negate or exploit it? Perhaps then we would be able to hear the voice of Sedona’s natural beauty. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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