October Hikes at Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona
Guided Moonlight, Archaeology, Geology, and Ethnobotany Hikes!
Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona welcomes you to the red rocks with a variety of guided hikes this October! Guided Geology, Archaeology and Ethnobotany hikes are back on the calendar, and the last Guided Moonlight hike for the season will be taking place. This is a great month to visit the park and learn more about Sedona’s red rock formations, plant life, wildlife, history and past cultures that inhabited the area!
Sedona Geology Hike
October 9th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
Included with the park entrance fee
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.
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Red Rock State Park – Guided Moonlight Hike
October 15th, 2016 (Arrive at 5:00 pm)
This will be the last Full Moon Hike for the year at Red Rock State Park. Led by a naturalist, this hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while learning about the natural history of Sedona. The hike lasts 2 – 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. A non-refundable $5.00 program fee per person is required to reserve your spot in the hike in addition to the regular entrance fees on the day of the hike. Participants are encouraged to arrive at the park approximately 30 minutes before the hike starting time to ensure participation. Children under 12 are discouraged from participating and children under seven are not permitted. Wear suitable clothing and closed-toed shoes. Bring water and a flashlight. Reservations are limited, so call early to reserve your spots (928.282-6907).
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Guided Archaeology Hike
October 16, 2016 (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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Sunday Lecture Series: Why Dark Skies Matter
Dr. Matthew Goodwin
October 23rd, 2016 (11:00 am)
Included with park entrance fees
Red Rock State Park is pleased to present Why Dark Skies Matter with Dr. Matthew Goodwin. Why should we turn out the lights and enjoy the darkness? Why is it important that we protect our nighttime views of the sky? Some philosophers argue that the darkness of night is a gift that helps to restore our moral sense. In this talk Dr. Matthew Goodwin will discuss what connections can be found between darkness and the night sky using our sense of morality, our sense of who we are as human beings, and our understanding of our place in the universe. Seating is limited so call the park to reserve your spot (928.282.6907). For more information please visit Red Rock state Park.
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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
October 23rd (1:00 pm)
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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Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
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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Daily Nature Walk
Every Day at 10:00 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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