Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center. The park, which operates both as a nature reserve and an environmental center, offers beautiful scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock.
The park offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. Additionally the picnic area and classrooms may be reserved for public or private functions. There are also a number of daily and weekly Park Events.
Park facilities include a visitors center, classroom, theater, gift shop, picnic tables, 10 developed trails, restrooms, and group area with Ramada and facilities. The restrooms are handicapped accessible. Camping facilities are not available at this park.
Visitor Center is open September through April from 9 am - 5 pm and from May through August from 9 am to 6 pm.
Beautiful vistas This is great if your kids are into beautiful views of the red rocks in the background. However, if you're like me, I wanted to be get the up close and personal experience of red rock. Not the 15 miles away experience. The hikes are scenic which is nice although a bit tough for a toddler. Our little guy's got sturdy legs, but since the path was pretty rocky and uneven, he bit it more than a few times. After about the 3 fall, he decided that he preferred to be held. Be sure to pack water because it's dry and hot and we were there in December! The best photo opp is on the platform above the visitor's center with Cathedral Rock in the background.