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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
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Hard to find but worth it!

Put "Red Rock Crossing Road" in your GPS and it will take you right into the park, otherwise you may never find it! It was worth the trouble to find though... Beautiful Oak Creek... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Put "Red Rock Crossing Road" in your GPS and it will take you right into the park, otherwise you may never find it! It was worth the trouble to find though... Beautiful Oak Creek along with floura and fauna. Views of the red rock were amazing! Lots of trails and places to wade in the creek. $10 per car to... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a beautiful spot to explore and take some phenomenal photographs. They say your supposed to lay on the red rocks to feel the power of the vortex. We tried it out....I even stood on my head but I didn't feel the power but I did experience the beauty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This park is on Federal Land but It is being administered privately so it cost $10 to get in. It has some very easy trails which leads to very nice views of Cathedral Rock.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Crescent Moon Park doesn't open until 9, but get there as early as you can, before the crowds. The gate guide will tell you that if you want to get to the reflecting pool for Cathedral rock, you will have to get your feet wet crossing the creek, and she is right. Just as we neared the creek, a blue... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Bring cash as they do not accept cards. While the price is steep for parking ($10), we didn't mind as we could have easily stayed here all day. The picnic area is nice with plenty of seating. We drove to the very end of the parking lot and followed the path along a fenceline to a dirt trail. The water... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We go to Sedona often and this is always on our list,very easy walking path to red rock crossing , when you get to the end of the trail there is cathedral rock and oak creek in all its splendor. Sit down breath it in feel the energy of this most beautiful place. Just chill out and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What an absolutely beautiful location! Oak Creek was roaring and the mountains and treed were majestic. Flat trails are great for any age. I took lots of pics and even caught some sort of an anomaly hovering just above the mountains. Itvwas perfectly circular and was captured in three successive shots with my cell phone camers which were NOT visible... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

The park is well kept, there is a $10 fee for entry. A few buildings with some history noted, nice walking paths and benches to rest upon. Good photo opportunity of Cathedral Rock.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This the the place we were told to see to take that photo on the postcard. We were in the Gateway Visitors Center (south location off Hwy 172) and I just saw a postcard. I asked where this location was and the staffers at the visitors center marked it on my map. This is the place to get the spectacular... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lots of areas claim to be picnic and I typically ignore them. This is one that I would have love to enjoy a nice snack and cold beverage at. Beautiful view without strenuous walking. I'll be back....with food!

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