February Events at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock State Park  Events
Guided Hikes, Birding, Geology, History and More!
February 2014

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events and guided hikes in store for you this February. From bird and nature walks to “A Look at the Permian Period”, to a Guided Geology Tour, this will be a fun month at the park!

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.

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.

Guided Geology Tour
February 9th, 2014 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkRed 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.

As Sedona’s Rocks Were Being Formed: A Look at the Permian Period
February 16th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Sedona sat near the equator as our famous Red Rocks were being formed. The Permian period ended with the greatest extinction event in the history of the planet. This lecture will briefly look at the Earth during that fascinating time. Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork. Ken taught geology, with a concentration on the history of the Earth and its life forms, for many years. His Ph.D. is in Geology, specializing in paleontology. Current research focuses on the history of geology, but his publications include reconstructions of ancient geological environments, including Permian events. A special event fee of $5.00 per adult is required in addition to Day Use Entrance fee. For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907. Red Rock State Park Website.


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