Red Rock State Park
Guided Geology Hike, Bird and Nature Walk & History of the Yavapai-Apache Nation
January 10th – 12th, 2014
If you are visiting Sedona, Arizona this weekend and are interested in hiking, geology, bird watching, a relaxing nature walk, or would like to learn more about the history of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Red Rock State Park is the place for you to be!
Red Rock state park will be offering a “Guided Bird Walk” taking place on Saturday, January 11th at 9:00 am, a “Guided Geology Hike” this Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 pm, and a Guided “Nature walk” every day at 10:00 am. There will also be a very special event “History of the Yavapai-Apache Nation: Past, Present, and Future” taking place on January 12th, at 2:00 pm. Below you will find a brief description of each hike/event, if you are interested in participating in any of these events make sure to contact the park about schedule changes or reservations. Call 928.282.6907 or visit Red Rock State Park.
Guided Nature Walk – Everyday (10:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park gives you the opportunity to join a naturalist and go on a guided nature walk where you will learn more about the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Plants, wildlife, geology, history and archaeology are some of the subjects that may be discussed. Please feel free to ask questions, all the guides at the park go out of their way to answer questions and love for you to be involved in the conversation. The walk last one and a half to two hours.
Guided Bird Walk – 01/11/14 (9:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginners 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.
Guided Geology Hike – 01/12/14 (2:00 pm)
It’s more than a guided hike. It’s an interpretive experience for beginners as well as advanced geologists. Spring is perfect to join an experienced guide who leads a hike focusing on the area’s geology. You will learn why the rocks are red, where they came from, where they are going, and more. The hike includes the Eagle’s Nest Trail for great views while also learning about the geology. The hike lasts two to two and a half hours and has a 250 feet elevation climb. A knowledgeable guide will explain the rock formations that create the scenic backdrop of Red Rock State Park.
History of the Yavapai-Apache Nation: Past, Present, and Future
January 12th, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park will host Hazel Siow, an elder of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Hazel will be sharing information including creation stories of her ancestors, present information of the nation, and the future of these people. Please join us to learn more about the tribes that first settled in this area. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot. A special event fee of $5.00 per adult is required in addition to Day Use Entrance fees. For additional information and reservations, please call (928) 282-6907 or visit Red Rock State Park.
We still have a few rooms available for this weekend, to make reservations please click here. Make sure to check out our Sedona Vacation Packages that combine lodging at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona with a variety of Sedona tours and attractions.