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Arizona - Where to Picnic Guide

Red Rock State Park

4050 Red Rock Loop Road
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-6907

Take 89 A, turn on Lower Red Rock Loop Road.

The Red Rock State Park property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The park's 286 acres were originally part of the Smoke Trail Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye. 

Arizona's famous Oak Creek meanders through this scenic park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat, the land-based ecosystem closely associated with Oak Creek, provides the setting and the opportunity for Red Rock State Park to offer a center for environmental education.

The family-oriented trail system is well marked for your safety and pleasure. The 5-mile network consists of interconnecting loops, which lead you to vistas of red rock or along the lush greenery of Oak Creek. The Eagle's Nest Loop and the Apache Fire Loop are joined together by the Coyote Ridge Trail. Eagle's Nest is the highest point in the park with an elevation gain of 300'. These three major loops are connected along the riparian corridor by the Kisva Trail, which also leads up to the short loop of the Yavapai Ridge Trail. The Javelina Trail takes you into the pinyon/juniper woodlands and back to the other loops. Rattlesnake Ridge rises just above the Twin Cypress Picnic area. Stop by the visitor center desk for detailed information before starting out on the trails. Bikes and horses are only allowed on designated routes.

Park Hours
Winter Hours:
8a.m - 5p.m (Oct.-Mar.)
8a.m - 6p.m. (April)

Summer Hours:
8a.m - 8p.m (May-Aug.)
8a.m - 6p.m (Sept.)

Visitor Center
9a.m. - 5p.m (Sept.-Apr.)
9a.m - 6p.m (May-Aug.)

Park Facilities

  • Self-guided and Ranger led interpretive walks
  • Field Trips (please call for details)
  • Video and slide programs
  • Hiking trails and trail toilets
  • Visitor Center, ramada, restrooms
  • Picnics

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