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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Our favorite place in Sedona

This is located in Red Rock Crossing which is a state park so there is a fee per car. The ride down to park entrance is beautiful. There is plenty of parking and lots of picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is located in Red Rock Crossing which is a state park so there is a fee per car. The ride down to park entrance is beautiful. There is plenty of parking and lots of picnic tables and restrooms. We took sandwiches and sat in a bench by the creek. This is quintessential Sedona. The views of Cathedral Rock from... More 

Thank Thelrose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is where the most famous views of Cathedral Rock are taken but go in the afternoon so the light is on the side of the cliffs facing you. It is in shadow in the morning. Still lovely though and a must visit stop!

Thank susanmassachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a picnic, hike, swim. Hike miles east on a dried up river bed, stack rocks to pray to the Gods, and enjoy the serenity of nature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crescent Moon Picnic Site offers a very nice way to spend one of your days in Sedona. I recommend that you arrive at this park at lunchtime or by mid-afternoon. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it either before or after the hike described below. When you enter this park, you need to pay a fee, unless you are lucky... More 

Thank Al S
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a peaceful and beautiful walk here. The fall leaves were outstanding and the creek's water was perfectly clear. Only negative was the $10 charge. $5 would be more acceptable. Lovely place for a picnic or just a bottle of wine and cheese/fruit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

another great spot with lots of hiking opportunities. Views of Cathedral rock across the creek. So frustrating for those of us that just what to take a few photos having to pay the park fee. A great way to spend the day thought, enjoying a picnic here and exploring the area and trails.

Thank KiwiKerry53
Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to hike.......great views of Cathedral Rock, entertaining stacked rock groups along the trail, babbling creek, beaver dams............very relaxing. Well worth the $10 park fee.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Bring a picnic - there are plenty of tables, clean composting restrooms and beautiful trees. The best view of Cathedral Rock, with the water reflection foreground, is down the creek slope near the ranger entrance. After your picnic be sure to enjoy a stroll to the base of Cathedral Rock and see all the rock monuments at Buddha Beach, and... More 

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Salado, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a pretty little park along Oak Creek just west of Sedona. It has picnic tables and several trails along with great views of Cathedral Rock. There are large trees along the creek and it's a shady, cool place to spend some time when the Arizona heat gets to you.

Thank Dennis M
Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Peaceful easy stroll along the river. We had a short wait to get into the parking lot ($10 fee). Enjoyed the stacked rocks along the trail. Families were relaxing along the river enjoying the water.

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