Red Rock State Park is a nature preserve and environmental center located in a breathtaking red sandstone canyon with a lush riparian habitat along Oak Creek. The park features an extensive network of trails that twist through stunning stands of trees, vibrant green meadows, and red cliffs.
The visitor center offers interesting exhibits, a video hosted by a park ranger, and a small shop. Visitors should inquire about guided nature walks, bird walks, and moonlight hikes. The grounds also feature the historic ranch house that dates back to 1941 and was once owned by the president of TWA. As a bonus, the park has two vortices — sites where the earth’s energy is said to be strong and healing. These can be found near the House of Apache Fire trailhead and the Eagle’s Nest trailhead.
Snapping photos seems almost as important as hiking — you’ll get great views of Red Rock mountains, including Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Courthouse Butte. The best opportunities for photos are at sunrise and sunset.