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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
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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... read more

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The views are spetacular! Parking there is easy but make sure to bring cash to pay to get in. There was an old lady at the gate and she was very rude to us when we asked her if we could pay with our debit/credit cards. There aren't much to do there but the views from there are beautiful!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

1. Crescent Moon Picnic Area is one of three ways to get a great reflection photo of Cathedral Rock. You do have to pay $10 (even on Christmas Day). To get to the photo spot, take the paved trail to the right of the parking area; you need to be walking towards the few houses that you can see across... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is an easy hike, we paid the $10 fee to park in the parking lot, although it's not a far walk to the creek if you prefer to save $10 and park outside of the entrance. There really are beautiful views of Cathedral Rock and great photo ops. I thought the stacked rocks were pretty cool. It was too... More 

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