Why Red Rock State Park Is One of the Best in Sedona

Sedona is home to an array of natural riches that you won’t find anywhere else in the country. Getting out and exploring is a must during your visit, and one of the most family-friendly places to experience nature is in Red Rock State Park. This beautiful outdoor showcase features tons of wildlife viewing, hiking trails, and programs that everyone in your family will love. 

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Red Rock State Park Highlights  

Wildlife Viewing 

While walking through Red Rock State Park, you’re more than likely to see some of the amazing wildlife that calls our region home. Coyotes, mule deer, and javelina are all commonly seen walking through the desert landscapes searching for food and water. Feel free to observe these beautiful creatures while giving them plenty of space. While most of these animals are peaceful, it is important that you refrain from provoking them and respect their habitat.  

You can also enjoy bird walks throughout the year in Red Rock State Park. These walks begin in the early morning during all four seasons and provide you with prime viewing opportunities for the hundreds of bird species that call the park home. 


Red Rock State Park is rich with over five miles of hiking trails weaving and winding through beautiful landscapes. You can venture from the dry rock formations looming over our town down into the lush greenery of Oak Creek to experience the diverse landscapes of our area. The Coyote Ridge Trail, connected by the Eagle’s Nest Loop and Apache Fire Loop, is one of the best Sedona hiking trails for families to enjoy together.  

There are also equestrian and biking trails throughout the park. Lime Kiln Trail, which spans a 15-mile stretch of desert between Sedona and Dead Horse Ranch State Park, is accessible from the park. 


You can enjoy a variety of ongoing programs and unique experiences that are fun, exciting, and educational. Whether you want to take a guided nature tour, hike under the moonlight, or go birding, they offer something for everyone here! 

Location and Fees 

Red Rock State Park is about 15 to 20 minutes southwest of Sedona off Red Rock Loop Road. Entry for visitors 14 years and older is $7 per person, kids seven to 13 cost $4, and children six and under are free. The hours of operation change depending on the season.  

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