Red Rock Crossing Trail

EASY 180 reviews
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Red Rock Crossing Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

river

views

wildlife

Short and sweet hike without having to cross the creek. Red Rock Crossing, or Budha Beach as it is also called, is accessible from Crescent Moon Ranch. Very easy hike, with beautiful views of Cathedral Rock. NOTE: Park opens at 8am.

hiking
4 days ago

The trail itself is short and nice that it roughly follows the creek but I think the creek at the start of the trail is the nicest part (although more people than at the end of the trail). In parts it isn’t obvious where the trail is. We did the trail then came back and spent a whole near the creek at the beginning which is lovely.

Fun, family-friendly walk by the creek. My dog loved getting in the water. Bring your suit and stay a while!

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
16 days ago

great short hike to the stream/river.

hiking
20 days ago

perfect for someone 2 months out of back recon surgery.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy open and flat. Beautiful stream along the path with a couple of great swimming holes along the way and at the end with great view of backside of cathedral rock. Very kid friendly and can easily walk in swimwear. Highly recommend trail shoes and water shoes/sandles for swimming or wading.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views and plenty of water to cool off. People need to pack out what they bring in, disappointed to see people litter so much.

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful trail with lots of little places to pull off and swim! If lot is full turn around and park on the side of the road before the stop sign. You'll save time and money :)

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Fabulous river play area where you could swim. We splashed in the water. End of trail is vortex spot. Very powerful energy.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and short hike. Some nice stops along Oak Creek. Great view of Cathedral Rock but it looks like from the map that you can cross the creek to hike along Cathedral Rock but the water was way to high today. Not sure if I that’s just today or the water is always that way. Overall peaceful, short & sweet

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike, it was a shady oasis after some pretty sunny hikes. We completed this with our 5 year old twins and my 75 year old (quite active) father. There are some fabulous places to stop for a picnic

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail with plenty of shades. My Fido enjoyed the creek and got some good swim there.

5 months ago

Such a lovely spot. Bring cash for parking, $11 for a day pass. We arrived around 11am, which seemed go be a little late if you want to beat a crowd. Nice trail for kids, dogs, and family. Will definitely go again! So many nice spots to sit out of the way and have a packed lunch.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, serene, EASY. Perfect for entertaining older friends and family.

hiking
5 months ago

Short but beautiful. Trail washed out and hard to follow. The further you went the less you saw .

hiking
washed out
6 months ago

Recent flooding made the trail interesting but fun nonetheless. Foot path to Buddha beach was the best.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views- easy hike with fun stops for kids. Well worth the $10 parking fee

hiking
8 months ago

Walk was ok. Not challenging and while the views were nice I wouldn’t say it was worth the $10.

8 months ago

Cash only to park!! Busy and just an easy walk along the water. Nice, but not spectacular.

10 months ago

Very nice trail, 10 dollars to get in, worth it.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Very easy and extremely beautiful!! Highly recommend this trail

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Awesome! Easy and beautiful views. Would go back for sure! Lots of creatures to see and find which my 3 year old loved! Water was chilly but my family loved it

walking
Friday, August 17, 2018

A bit crowded by the beaches but nice walk under the trees.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Beautiful views! Yes you do need to cross the creek to get the best views and experience. Sit on a rock and let your feet dangle in the water rushing over rocks. One of my favorite Sedona experiences. It can be slippery, but hold on and go slow. So amazing! It’s worth the entrance fee and you’ll get the best pictures and make unforgettable memories!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Nice easy hike along the river. Arrive early on weekends, parking lot fills up fast.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nice hike along the creek.

walking
Sunday, May 13, 2018

It was a scenic little hike. It was fairly easy for the kids (they didn’t swim it was pretty crowded) the only negative was the wait to get in to the park to park.

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