July is the Perfect Time for Outdoor Activities in Sedona at Red Rock State Park

July 5, 2017

PHOENIX – Summer has arrived and July 2017 is the perfect time for outdoor activities at Red Rock State Park. On July 16, join Dr. Robin Weeks in the theater as he discusses Sedona and our relationship with nature. Don’t miss the ever-popular Full Moon Hike on July 8! Guided bird walks are also available Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (the park will open a few minutes before 7 a.m. on those days). The park will be open until dusk on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August for our extended summer hours of operation.

Find out more at AZStateParks.com/red-rock or call (928) 282-6907. The cost for entry is $7 per adult and $4 per youth aged 7-13 unless otherwise noted below. Please bring plenty of water to stay hydrated in summer and wear suitable footwear for hikes.

Full Moon Hike on Monday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m.: 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 moonrise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon. The hike lasts 2 to 2 ½ hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Reservations are required. A non-refundable $5 reservation fee is required as well as entry fee upon arrival. Make a reservation early by calling at (928) 282-6907 to reserve your spot.

Sunday Lecture: Sedona and our relationship with nature on Sunday, July 16 at 2 p.m.:  Many visitors come to Sedona looking for a kind of healing or search for something meaningful in their lives. For many, Sedona’s incredible natural beauty “speaks to them” and can motivate questions about the human relationship with the natural world.  Dr. Robin Weeks has a Ph. D in Geophysics and will discuss these elements and what nature is saying to us.
Bird Watching: On Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m., bird enthusiasts will join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginning and advanced birders. Please meet up with the leader on the viewing deck above the Visitor Center. If birding on your own, the Hummingbird Patio with bird feeding stations is an excellent spot to start your tour.

Nature Walk: Daily at 9 a.m., a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk and informs visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on the walk include: plants, wildlife, geology, history and archaeology.

WHAT: Events at Red Rock State Park

WHERE: Red Rock State Park - located at 4050 Lower Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona.

WHEN:  Throughout the month of July 2017.

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

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