2015 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park Events

Guided Hikes,  Geology, Native American History, Family Archeology Day and More!

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events, presentations, family fun, and guided hikes in store for you this March. From bird and nature walks, to a lecture on Native American Astronomical Practices, to a Guided Geology Tour, to a special “Family Archeology Day”, this will be a fun month at the park!

Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona
Every Monday – Saturday in March
Red Rock State ParkThroughout the month of March Red Rock State Park will be playing the Ancient Indian Cultures of Northern Arizona program at 2:00 pm (Monday-Saturday in the park’s theatre). The program will cover the fascinating prehistory of the people who first settled in the area over 1,500 years ago. Learn about the settlements they built, how the culture flourished, their structures, and artifacts. View breathtaking shots of Sunset Crater, the sprawling settlements of Wupatki, and amazing dwellings including Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, and Tuzigoot. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (9:00 am)Red-Rock-State-Park 2
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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Lecture Series: Native American Astronomical Practices
March 1st, 2015 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Kenneth Zoll, who will be speaking 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. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees.

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Sedona Guided Geology Hike
March 8th, 2015 (1:00 pm)
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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Lecture Series: Prehistoric Trade in the Southwest
March 8th, 2015 (2:00 pm) Red Rock State Park
Join Red Rock State Park to learn more about the prehistoric trade in the Southwest with Peter Pilles. This lecture will show the kinds of items that were traded from areas into the Southwest and will discuss that it was not only the exchange of objects, but the ideas that accompanied them, that makes trade an important stimulus for the growth and development of culture. Please call ahead for reserve your space 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Family Archeology Day – Saturday
March 14th, 2015 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkLooking for something to do with the whole family that’s not just educational, but fun? Red Rock State Park’s Connections Program will be hosting a Family Archeology Program. The program will consist of two different educational activities. One activity will focus on the science of archeology with a hands on excavation experience in the park’s interpretive ‘dig site’, while the other group will hit the trails for an anthropologically focused educational hike. The Connection Program has been developed for students from first through twelfth grade in order to provide field activities in a natural environment. There is an age limit of 7 years old with an adult for this program. Please call ahead for reserve your space 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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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walksEvery 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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Take Advantage of our Year Round Mobile Hotel Special!

We appreciate the fact that you can’t always plan in advance. And we know that sometimes you’re heading to Sedona without knowing where you’ll spend the night. We think you should still get a deal, even at the last minute.

Visit our mobile site from your smart phone and you’ll see a phone icon at the bottom of the page. When you click on it you’ll find our Sedona hotel Mobile Special. Show that page to our front desk agents to receive your discount. It’s that easy!

We’re not talking about 5%, or even 10%, this is a 15% discount off our standard rate! We don’t offer this rate anywhere but from our mobile site, so even if you’re a last minute kind of person, you’re still a VIP with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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