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Red Rock State Park Sedona

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Red Rock State Park
4050 Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona
AZ
86336
Tel: (928) 282-6907

Where are we going today?

The Red Rock State Park property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The park's 286 acres were originally part of the Smoke Trail Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye. Arizona's famous Oak Creek meanders through this scenic park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat, the land-based ecosystem closely associated with Oak Creek, provides the setting and the opportunity for Red Rock State Park to offer a center for environmental education.
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Doing our bit

Guests can learn about the native plants and animals of the area through the park\'s guide books. Subjects include birds, plants, shrubs, trees and reptiles. The complete collection can be viewed with prior arrangements..

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    My wife and I arrived just after the park opened. It was early October, the temperature was in the low 70s, and the sky The park staff were welcoming and helpful. We went on a guided nature hike (about 2 or 3 miles) with a very well informed guide. He was very laid back, and almost every few feet pointed out everything from ants clearing an area and carrying food to their nest, to interesting facts about the trees we passed, including how Native Americans made use of the different plants. This is a relatively new park, the people who work there...Read More

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    have been coming here for 25 years now and although i am in New York now, every time i get to Arizona, this is a must see/visit for it's serene and natural beauty.!! if your going to the Grand Canyon from Phoenix you have to check this out as an appetizer to the canyon...bring a camera and snap away, your going to need a big memory card from all of the photos your going to find yourself snapping..

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    The Red Rock State Park is deceptively named; it should be called the Oak Creek State Park. The park is located well outside of Sedona, and the visitor center offers information only pertaining to the natural features and creatures of the creek area. The visitor center offers several learning stations for little children. The visitor center does offer a dated video of the surrounding area, and does mention the great shopping in Sedona. The Viewing of Sedona's red rock is poor. While the State Park entry staff hyped up the view of Cathedral Rock,...Read More

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    Use the visitors center as a destination to navigate into the park.

    Great trails, all mild or moderate. Great service from park employees.

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    A comfortable place to stay. All dirt, but beautiful natural red rock scenery to look at. Big pull through sites, very easy to get in and out of.

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by Steven Asin

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My wife and I arrived just after the park opened. It was early October, the temperature was in the low 70s, and the sky The park staff were welcoming and helpful. We went on a guided nature hike (about 2 or 3 miles) with a very well informed guide. He was very laid back, and almost every few feet pointed out everything from ants clearing an area and carrying food to their nest, to interesting facts about the trees we passed, including how Native Americans made use of the different plants. This is a relatively new park, the people who work there care very much about the beauty it contains and its history.

by Christopher Mee

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The Red Rock State Park is deceptively named; it should be called the Oak Creek State Park. The park is located well outside of Sedona, and the visitor center offers information only pertaining to the natural features and creatures of the creek area. The visitor center offers several learning stations for little children. The visitor center does offer a dated video of the surrounding area, and does mention the great shopping in Sedona. The Viewing of Sedona's red rock is poor. While the State Park entry staff hyped up the view of Cathedral Rock, it was actually lackluster. Any viewing of the surrounding hillside and its shrubbery was distracted by local housing. The park is nestled between neighborhoods. We did not try the hiking routes offered in the park. The fee, as of 04/26/14, was $5.00 per person over 14 years of age. We were very dissapointed with this state park. We recommend you avoid it, unless you are interested in Oak Creek.

The Weather

Tuesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 75° F / 23° C
Humidity: 58 %
Wind: NNE - 5 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 81° F / 27° C
Humidity: 44 %
Wind: SE - 10 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Chance of a Thunderstorm
Temp: 78° F / 26° C
Humidity: 53 %
Wind: ESE - 6 MPH

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