Some of Sedona’s most beautiful hiking trails are located right here at Red Rock State Park! Enjoy a variety of scenery from the high juniper desert, to the Oak Creek riparian zone. Every trail comes complete with gorgeous rust-colored views of red rock escarpments like Cathedral Rock and the Seven Warriors. A variety of wildlife and birds can be encountered during your hike here as well! Mule deer, javelina, coyotes, skunks, and numerous other park inhabitants may show up and make your experience unforgettable. During the winter months, your hike will be filled with even more color and song than it is during the rest of the year. Tons of migratory birds winter here at the park for your viewing pleasure.
Events (Currently Postponed)
Diverse events can be experienced at the park throughout the year and are designed to showcase the unique and beautiful Sedona area in an educational and entertaining fashion. Full Moon Hikes and Bird walks are maintained throughout the year and are among the more popular events at the park. These guided experiences give participants a first-hand look at the park from experienced rangers and volunteers that are very familiar with the areas of interest. Learn awesome things about this diverse area in one of Arizona’s most beautiful places.
Red Rock Rules
- Stay on marked roads & trails.
- No pets allowed.
- Charcoal fires in grills only.
- Wood gathering prohibited.
- No swimming or wading.
- No fireworks.
- Do not remove vegetation, wildlife, rocks, or artifacts.
- Keep all sound devices to an individual hearing level.
- Be sure to take out the trash you bring into the park.
- Visitors must stay on designated trails.
- No rock climbing.
Agency Rules & Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Red Rock State Park
Q: Why are the rocks red?
A: Because they contain a bit of iron … they are rusting! Learn more about the geology of Sedona.
Q: What is the house up on the hill?
A: It is the House of Apache Fires, constructed in 1947 by Jack and Helen Frye.
Q: Why don’t you allow dogs and other pets in the park?
A: Red Rock State Park is a Center for Environmental Education and as a nature preserve it is our mission to protect the environment and the wildlife that live here. Pets may leave droppings or intrude on others’ enjoyment of the park.
Q: What should we do if we see a snake?
A: Stop and observe them. They will move slowly from the trail giving you ample time to snap a picture.
Q: Which is the best hiking trail in your park?
A: All our trails are special and beautiful and range from easy flat walks along Oak Creek to higher trails that take you up to our scenic vistas.
Q: Will we see a cougar on our hike?
A: Cougars are very secretive and elusive. Their main prey is mule deer and they tend to hide from humans. If you are lucky, you might see their tracks in the mud under Kingfisher Bridge.