Red Rock State Park is a small facility in the vast outdoor playground of the Sedona area. The park specializes in environmental education programs for schools and private groups, but it also offers some wonderful hiking with great Sedona scenery and some nice picnic areas.
This area of land straddling 1.5 miles of Oak Creek southwest of Sedona was originally a private estate, but when it came to the attention of then-governor Bruce Babbitt, it was owned by a religious group who was planning to establish a retreat center. A three-way land exchange enabled the state to acquire the land for the park. The home of Jack and Helen Frye, the House of Apache Fires, is visible from many areas of the park, but it is not open to the public.
There are 5 miles of trails in the park, and it is possible to create several loop hikes that begin and end at the visitor center. Here are some of the most important trails and their round-trip distance from the visitor center:
There are three ramada areas that can be reserved for group events but are also available to the public when not reserved. Wildlife is abundant in the area, and there are frequent sightings of mule deer, javelina, bobcats, and coyote. The visitor center includes a classroom, theater, and gift shop, but there is no camping in the park.