January at Red Rock State Park

January 2016 Events at Red Rock State Park

Guided Birds Walks, Geology Hike, Archaeology Hike, and More!

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Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ is ready to get your start to 2016 off with a bang!  Learn more about the beautiful red rocks during the guided geology hike taking place on January 10th, or visit the park and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park during the guided Archaeology hike taking place on January 17th! Kenneth Zoll will be at the park on  January 24th to present: “Meteorites Among Ancient native American Cultures”! The park will also be offering daily “Guided Nature Walks”, and Guided Bird Walks every Wednesday and Saturday! Have a great time at the park and a fabulous 2016!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (9:00 am)
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as HOME_653advanced 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 at Red Rock State Park
January 10th, 2016 (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. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State Park
January 17th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennium. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Now for the first time, filling a gap in the natural and cultural interpretation programs, an archaeology hike will add this experience for park visitors. 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. And we will explore ideas of other cultures who 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. 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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Meteorites Among Ancient native American Cultures
Lecture Series at Red Rock State Park
January 24th, 2016 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park for an interesting lecture by Kenneth Zoll on the occurrence of meteorites discovered on archaeological sites in North America. Much like meteorite hunters of today, ancient Native American cultures actively engaged in meteorite collecting for various reasons. Kenneth Zoll is the Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde. Mr. Zoll is the author of several popular books on cultural astronomy and rock art in Central Arizona. This lecture is included with your entrance fee. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve your seat 928-282-6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Special Lodging Rates During the 2016 Sedona Marathon

  • Sedona MarathonValid February 5th – 7th, 2016
  • Receive a 15% discount on your entire stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
  • A complimentary special marathon shuttle for early drop off the day of the race.
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes!
  • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 or toll free at 800.292.5344 and ask for the “Marathon Special offer”
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

11th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 6th, 2016
The Sedona Marathon Event is proud to offer four fantastic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and the Full Marathon. The course is ranked as one of the most beautiful races in the country. The red-rock views, and high-desert mild winter temperatures help the Sedona Marathon Event live up to its reputation of a world-class event.To register or for more information on this Sedona, Arizona event please visit the Sedona Marathon.

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