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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Picnic in January

Beautiful scenery, full sunshine, nice place for a picnic. Great view of Cathedral Rock. Bathrooms were spotless too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville, FL

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Jacksonville, FL
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery, full sunshine, nice place for a picnic. Great view of Cathedral Rock. Bathrooms were spotless too!

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North Dakota
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice drive to Crescent Moon ranch just off of hwy 89 south of Sedona. $10 fee per vehicle, but worth it. You can play on Buddha beach and swim in the summer. Gorgeous Fall colors, and winter is nice too.

Thank tmm111
Cranston, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is off the upper red rock loop, turn onto Chavez Ranch road, st the "y" intersection. bear right to parking area. $10.00. to park/ visit here, but well worth it. Walk is easy trail, only complicated if you want to cross back and forthover the river. Beautiful views of river and Oak creek canyon ( the scene from... More 

Thank Tracey528
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Lovely day picnic and swimming spot. Bring a lunch and drinks, perhaps a chair or two. Wear tennis shoes you plan to get wet. DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS.

Thank Toby B
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

With the flat rocks, running water, and majestic towering rock formations nearby, the place is magical. Great picnic site!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were in search of the Vortex's and this sight was suggested. The hike is easy. We came to the red shelf of rocks and set up a little picnic area. There is a running stream of water that is so soothing to hear. I am very sensitive to energy. I felt a warm current of energy start at my... More 

Thank RebrosaV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went in December and crossed the creek at the main viewing point and hiked along the trails. The water was up to our knees and freezing. We got better photos from the other side, but the rocks are extremely slippery and you need to be careful if you are carrying a camera.

Thank AtlantaJessica11
Moscow, Idaho
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I spent a couple hours online looking into places to visit and stopped at a visitor center to ask questions. We had a day in Sedona so had to narrow down possible stops. Buddha Beach made the short list, even with $10 entrance fee. Well, it turned out to be a quick visit. The creek was high so we couldn't... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Good way to spend 2 or 3 hours hiking and taking photos. The fall and winter months are very pleasant.

Thank TakeTheHighRoad
Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

For $5 a person it is a little dissapointing...small walking path and you can walk along the creek...but other than that...we were in and out in 30 minutes.

Thank jessicaw08

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