Red Rock State Park
Moonlight Hikes, Bird Walks, History, and Yavapai-Apache Nation
Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona has a great line up of events, presentations and guided hikes in store for you this June! Take a leisurely bird or nature walk, enjoy a guided and informative Moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing on top of the visitor center and more! Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day also takes place June 21st, and features three dance troupes; the Gourd Dancers, Bird Dancers, and Crown Dancers whom will perform throughout the day
Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (7:00 am)
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.
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Daily Nature Walk
Every Day at 9:00 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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Guided Moonlight Hike & Lunar Viewing with Telescopes
June 13th, 2014 (7:00 pm)
Join Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona for a guided moonlight hike followed by lunar viewing after the hike on top of our visitor center, hosted by the Astronomers of Verde Valley. The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas. The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. After the hike join the Astronomers of Verde Valley for a lunar viewing on top of the visitor center. The Astronomers will have telescopes and volunteers to help guide guests though the evening sky! Space is limited and reservations prior to this event are required; please call (928) 282- 6907 to reserve your space. For more information on this special evening please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day
June 21st, 2014 (10:30 am – 3:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park is proud to host this Yavapai-Apache Nation Cultural Awareness Day. The event will include three dance troupes; the Gourd Dancers, Bird Dancers, and Crown Dancers whom will perform throughout the day. There will also be several craft vendors, fresh fry bread, and guest speakers representing the Yavapai-Apache Nation. Though there is no reservation fee for this event parking is limited. Entry fees for Red Rock State Park are as follows:$5.00 per adult (14 and up), $3.00 per youth (7-13), and free for children (0- 6). Donations are suggested. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Salt Procurement & Ritual Lecture
June 22nd, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Join Red Rock State Park in welcoming Todd Bostwick, Senior Research Archeologist for Paleo West Archeology in Phoenix and the Director of Archeology for the Verde Valley Archeology Center in Camp Verde. Todd Bostwick will speak about the prehistory salt mining in what is now known as Camp Verde. Todd will discuss the discovery of prehistoric mining operation by the Sinagua people and how the rare-valuable item led many dangerous journeys across the Southwest through sacred lands associated with the Salt Woman deity. Please call ahead (928. 282.6907 to reserve your space; the program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Red Rock State Park.