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Crescent Moon Ranch

Sedona

Central Arizona, Arizona

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  • Reflections of Cathedral Rock can be seen in the still waters of Oak Creek.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • View of Cathedral Rock.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • A walking trail within the recreational area.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • Oak Creek flows through the recreational area.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • Visitors wade in the creek.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • View of Cathedral Rock.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • View of Cathedral Rock from a picnic area.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • A trail can be followed from the recreational area along Oak Creek.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • View of Cathedral Rock while wading in Oak Creek.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • Swimming hole at Crescent Moon Ranch.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • Cathedral Rock.- Crescent Moon Ranch
  • - Crescent Moon Ranch
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful views. Easy to access. Access to creek. Fun for families.
Cons: 
Crowded. Limited parking.
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Region:
Central Arizona, AZ
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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It’s no surprise that Crescent Moon Ranch Day Use Park is busy year round. Some of the most beautiful views of Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek can be seen here. The area is easy to access and is close to downtown Sedona, making it an ideal stop between adventures. Many visit the area with their families to take pictures, picnic, and wade in the creek. Photographers frequent the area to capture the beauty of the flowing water and Red Rocks in the distance.

The day use area also has an easy, 1.5-mile round-trip dirt trail that takes you along Oak Creek to Buddha Beach, where many go for the scenic views and to mediate.  

Early morning and weekdays are ideal to enjoy the breathtaking beauty without large crowds and to see the most wildlife. Parking is limited, so many park along the road and enter by foot when the parking lot is full ($2 per person).

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