2014 September Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Guided Moonlight Hike, Geology Hike, Bird Walks and History!

September has arrived! Along with the milder temperatures and bluer skies that fall brings to the Verde Valley it also brings back the popular Geology Hike at Red Rock State Park. Add to that the Guided Moonlight Hike, bird and nature walks and a fascination discussion about the  Permian Period and it is shaping up to be a great month of activity at the Park!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Moonlight Hike
September 9th, 2014Moonlight hike
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 moon rise 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. Reservations are required, please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. A $5.00 reservation fee is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Sedona Guided Geology Hike
September 14th, 2014  (1:00 pm)
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. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Bird Walk
Red-Rock-State-Park 2Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 7:00 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
Nature walksEvery 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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Red Rock State Park – Sunday Lecture Series
As Sedona’s Red Rocks Were Being Formed: A Look at the Permian Period
September 21st, 2014 (2:00 pm)
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock state Park in welcoming Kennard Bork. Ken is a new resident of Sedona and is an enthusiast of the rich natural history and cultural options of this area. He has long been fascinated with dinosaurs and has a Ph.D. in geology and paleontology. The world of the Permian Period (300 to 250 million years ago) would look quite alien to a modern observer. The Permian period ended with the greatest extinction event in the history of the planet.This lecture will briefly look at the Earth during that fascinating time. Space is limited so please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your space. The program is included within the Park’s admission fees. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Winefest

sedona-winefest-arizona-20111Stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the Sedona Winefest, taking place September 27th – 28th, 2014, and receive a special lodging rate at our Sedona hotel. Along with saving up to $40 a night on your stay you will also be able to enjoy the luxury and convenience of being dropped off and picked up from the event in our Complimentary “About Town” Shuttle that’s available to all our guests! So kick back, tantalize your taste buds with some local wines and leave the driving to us! Just call us directly at 928.282.3072 and let us know you will be attending the Winefest to receive your special rate. It’s that simple!

You will need to purchase your Sedona Winefest tickets separately at the Sedona Winefest website, or if you prefer, tickets are available at the event entrance. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona.

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