January at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

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January 2018 Guided Hikes and Events

Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ is ready to get your 2018 off to a healthy and fun start! Spend the first day of the new year at Red Rock State Park and enjoy a Guided Nature Hike as part of Arizona State Park’s First Day Hikes! Learn more about the beautiful red rocks during the Guided Geology Hike taking place on January 14th, 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 21st! The park will also be offering a Ethnobotany hike on the 28th along with daily Guided Nature Walks, and Guided Bird Walks that take place every Wednesday and Saturday! Have a great time at the park and a fabulous New Year!

Red Rock State Park 1st Day Hike
January 1st, 2018 (10:00 am)
Included with park entrance fees
Start the New Year off right with a guided nature hike at Red Rock State Park! A volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life. Our naturalists welcome questions during the walk, enhancing the learning experience. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture
Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction
Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly Heidinger
January 7th, 2018 (2:00 pm)
Included with regular park entrance fees
Join Red rock State Park in welcoming Lisa Schnebly Heidinger! Throughout her 35 years in newspaper, magazine and broadcasting, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger discovered that “journalism is history on the fly,” and that the past informs the present. She has honed the craft of sussing out and sharing stories in newspaper, radio, television, magazines, editorial columns and books. Lisa went into a drug tunnel, had dinner with polygamist families, walked through plane crash debris and interviewed death row inmates before taking on the truly risky pursuit of raising a family. Seating is limited and reservations required. Please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your seats. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Geology Hike
January 14th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Join 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 on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park: Guided Archaeology Hike
January 21st, 2018 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red 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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Red Rock State Park: Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 28th, 2018 (1:00 pm)
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. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2.5 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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Daily Nature Walk
Every Day at 10:00 am
The program is included with the park admission
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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (9:00 am)
The program is included with the park admission
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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Special Lodging Rates During the 2018 Sedona Marathon
Valid February 2nd – 4th, 2018

  • Sedona MarathonReceive 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” to take advantage of this offer.
  • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western Plus Inn of Sedona
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