Red Rock State Park includes 286 acres of wildlife and plants. The park has a diverse riparian habitat, which is enhanced by Oak Creek flowing through it. Visitors will see ravens, jays and Gila woodpeckers. There are also migratory birds that come to the park in April and November. There are a variety of trees throughout the park. Sycamore, cottonwood and alders can be seen growing naturally.
The goal of Red Rock State Park is to educate others on ecology and preservation. The visitor center should be your first stop. The nature center, as they call it, has a multitude of interesting activities inside. There are presentations, exhibits, videos and guided tours on the wildlife, floral and fauna in the area.
Visitors will have the opportunity to take bird walks and hikes. There are solar-powered toilets with fans located along the trails. A guided hike is offered every Saturday at 8:00 am, during the months of May to September and at 9:00 am, during the months of October to April. This hike ends up at a terrific overlook called Eagle’s Nest.
Red Rock State Park is open everyday from 8:00 to 6:00 pm, during the summer and 8:00 to 5:00 pm, during the winter. The visitor center is open everyday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm. The admission cost is $5.00 per vehicle (up to four persons per vehicle) and $1.00 per pedestrian. If you would like more information, call 520-284-3214 or 520-282-6907
You can get to the park from Sedona, by taking State Highway 89 west out of town. After traveling approximately four miles, you will come to Lower Red Rock Loop Road where you will take it south to Red Rock State Park. You can reach the park from Flagstaff by taking State Highway 89 south out of town. Continue traveling on State Highway 89 through Sedona, until you come to Lower Red Rock Loop Road. Take Lower Red Rock Loop Road into the park. You can reach Red Rock State Park from Tucson or Phoenix by taking Interstate 10 north out of town past the town of Camp Verde. When you get to the exit for State Highway 179, take it and continue heading north up to Sedona. Once you arrive in Sedona, take State Highway 89 west through town to Lower Red Rock Loop Road. When you get to Lower Red Rock Loop Road take it and follow it to the park.