March Guided Hikes in Sedona, AZ

Red Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ

March Guided Hikes and Events

2REROBlocksAlong with the beautiful weather March brings to Sedona, AZ, Red Rock State Park will be offering a great line up of guided hikes this March! Learn more about the transformation of the red rocks with their Guided Geology Hike, or take in some history with their Archaeology hike. You also have the opportunity to learn more about the native plants of Sedona with their Ethnobotany Hike! Along with these great hikes the park also offers daily Nature Walks and every Wednesday and Saturday join other bird lovers during their guided Bird Walk.

March at Red Rock State Park

Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (8:00 am)
Program is included with the park admissionHOME_653

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.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walksEvery Day at 10:00 am
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.

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Red Rock State Park – The World of the Permian Period
Presented by Dr. Kennard B. Bork
March 5th, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park in welcoming Dr. Kennard B. Bork! The world of the PERMIAN Period (300 to 250 million years ago) would look quite alien to a modern observer. Most of the continents were together in a great landmass called Pangea. Reptiles and amphibians were the dominant land vertebrates, because dinosaurs and mammals would not appear for tens of millions of years. The young Appalachian Mountains had recently been created by continental collisions, but the birth events of the Rockies, Alps, and Himalayas were far in the future. Sedona sat near the equator as our famous Red Rocks were being formed. This session will look, in brief overview, at the Earth during that fascinating time. Please call the park ahead at 928.282.6907 to reserve your space.

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Guided Geology Hike
March 12th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin 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.

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Guided Archaeology Hike
March 19th, 2017 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
RERO_ArchHikeRed 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.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
March 26th, 2017 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
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 on the hikes listed about or to learn more about the park, please visit Red Rock State Park.

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