January Guided Hikes in Sedona, AZ

January 2017 Events at Red Rock State Park

Guided First Day Hike, Geology Hike, Archaeology Hike and Ethnobotany Hike

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Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ is ready to get your 2017 off to a healthy and fun start! Spend the first day of 2017 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 8th, 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 15th! The park will also be offering a Ethnobotany  hike on the 22nd 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 2017!

Red Rock State Park 1st Day Hike
January 1st, 2017 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
Included with park entrance fees
Start the new year with a nature hike led by a volunteer naturalist at Red Rock State Park. Group leaders will touch on subjects ranging from geology, archaeology, botany, wildlife, and park history. You will also see some awesome panoramic views of Sedona’s red rock formations from trail overlooks. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park
January 18th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
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 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 15th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red 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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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
January 22nd, 2017 (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! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ 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 2017 Sedona Marathon
Valid February 3rd – 5th, 2017

  • 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

12th Annual Sedona Marathon
February 4th, 2017
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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