Red Rock State Park

Hike, bike, or horseback ride on trails winding through Sedona's iconic red rock formations. Let the spectacular natural beauty inspire you, as it has done for generations of visitors.

Located in the center of the state, Red Rock State Park is a popular road trip destination and a must-see attraction during a multi-day trip to the Sedona area. The nature preserve features a visitor center and picnic areas that invite visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Arizona red rocks that surround them. With environmental education and conservation top of mind, Red Rock State Park is a pristine place that asks visitors to tread lightly, pack out what they pack in and stick to the trails.

Red Rock hiking & mountain biking

Five miles of interconnecting Red Rock State Park trails are perfect for families looking for a less strenuous and more scenic stroll through red-rock country. Hikers can combine Eagles Nest Loop, Apache Fire Loop and Coyote Ridge Trail for a hike that best fits their crew. Every morning, join a guided walk with a naturalist who shares details on the science behind the rock formations plus tips on spotting local wildlife that calls the park home. Biking is not allowed on the loop trails, but the park connects to U.S. Forest Service trails perfect for a ride through the red rocks. The pinker your socks are at the end of the trail, the better you did.

Wildlife on display

Oak Creek flows through this riparian habitat that attracts birds and wildlife year-round. Join guided bird walks on Wednesday and Saturday mornings led by experts who know where to find the year-round residents and those passing through during seasonal migrations. The diversity of Arizona's habitats is on display at the park, which features high desert, manzanita groves and scrubby juniper landscapes that change over four seasons. As do the colorful critters that live in the park. Be on the lookout for wild turkeys, herons, hummingbirds, quail and roadrunners. Javelina and coyote sightings are also common, and the creek is home to desert turtles, frogs, beavers and otters. Note: Visitors are asked to leave their dogs at home to protect this perfectly balanced habitat.

Gateway to R&R

Red Rock State Park does not offer overnight accommodations or camping; however, nearby Sedona, Jerome and Cottonwood have plenty of rooms for travelers to extend their trips. The dramatic red-rock formations have made Sedona an international destination for nature lovers, and the city's resort and cuisine scene create a visitor experience like no other. To the south, Cottonwood is the gateway to Northern Arizona's wine country.

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