There are wild animal parks and then there is Out of Africa! What makes Out of Africa special is the carefully nurtured human/animal relationship developed from the animal’s point of view, a respectful way of interacting with hundreds of wild-by-nature animals from all over the world. And you can encounter this wild kingdom right in […]
Located in the red rock country near Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad’s rare ribbon of rails runs through a dramatic high desert landscape adjacent to a precious riparian ecosystem. Since 1912 this heritage railroad, sandwiched between two protected national forests, has existed in harmony in the wilderness through which it passes and the canyon’s native inhabitants. […]
Birder’s Paradise at Willowbrook Farm
If you are looking for peaceful quiet interrupted only by the song of birds, this cottage is for you. Enjoy the lovely living area, well equipped kitchen, laundry, viewing deck and comfy bed for two. It is home to a variety of wildlife and birds.
Coconino National Forest
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra.
Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival: 2021 Art Competition and Theme Revealed
Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival: 2021 Art Competition and Theme Revealed Calling all bird lovers and artists around in and around Arizona! Friends of the Verde River, the organizers of Cottonwood, Arizona’s based Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival (VVBNF) l, has just released the theme of the 2021 event in […]
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park that offers camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The developed portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures ideal for mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or wading in the cool water. Dead […]
Great Sedona Hikes
Great Sedona Hikes Revised 5th Edition contains 100+ hiking trails and loop hikes. Our print-on-demand format allows us to update our guide for changes to trail descriptions assuring the purchaser of receiving an up-to-date copy of Great Sedona Hikes
International Raptor and Falconry Center
We offer education and falconry experiences using trained raptors in order for the public to not only enjoy these beautiful birds up close but to have a better understanding of their role in our ecosystem as an apex predator.
Jay’s Bird Barn
Jay’s Bird Barn is a backyard wild bird and nature gift store. We are a knowledge-based business specializing in binoculars, spotting scopes, field guides, hummingbird and oriole supplies, bird seed, feeders, houses, and nature themed gift items including apparel, jewelry, and more!
Red Rock Crossing is an idyllic oasis that embodies the very essence of Sedona. If you’ve seen a photo of Sedona, you’ve probably seen the poster child of formations, Cathedral Rock. And chances are that shot was taken from Red Rock Crossing. Fun for all ages So the family comes to Sedona seeking a stress-free […]
Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse habitat.
Sacred Earth Walks
Sacred Earth Walks offers earth-based spirituality experiences in nature. Come do a magical nature walk with me and transform from a tourist to a pilgrim who comes with a searching heart and engages in the world around them. Conversing with trees, sound healing and shamanism are key components.
Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund
A 501(C)3 non-profit organization created with just one goal: to sustain and enhance the Red Rock trail system. Every dollar donated goes directly toward our partnership with the Forest Service to achieve the essential maintenance and enhancements of these extraordinary Red Rocks trails.
Enjoying an Arizona Treasure: The Verde River Greenway The Verde River Greenway State Natural Area sparkles and sings—sparkles with one of Arizona’s last free-flowing rivers and sings with its large population of nesting and migrating birds. More than 100 species of nesting and migrating song birds, raptors and waterfowl have been sighted along the greenway, […]
Verde River Valley Birding Trail Are you a migrant or are you a year-round visitor? Actually, that’s a bird question and if you are a birding enthusiast you understand it. Birds just love our Verde River Valley and it seems not to matter whether they spend their entire lives here or if they are passing […]
Verde River Greenway
The Greenway encompasses nearly 480 acres and is six miles long. The 3,300 foot elevation means mild temperatures for hiking along the Verde, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. Life along the river changes with the season, giving visitors a glimpse of great blue heron, black hawks, coyotes, and mule deer.
West Clear Creek Wilderness
West Clear Creek has carved a narrow canyon extending 30 miles from its headwaters on the Coconino Plateau to its confluence with the Verde River. Unless you are an experienced adventurer, stick to the lower four miles or the very upper reaches. In between is a world-class canyoneering playground of deep pools, waterfalls and rugged cliffs.