WELCOME TO RED ROCK LOOP
The Red Rock Loop is one of Arizona’s most scenic byways, moving through lush green forested canyons surrounded by the region’s dramatic red rocks. The Red Rock Loop is a circuitous route between Highway 89A and Oak Creek, located to the south-west of Sedona.
Red Rock State Park is the majestic centerpiece of the Loop, featuring a red sandstone canyon and a 1.4-mile stretch of Oak Creek. The riparian zone surrounding Oak Creek is rich in plant and animal life, with alder, ash, cottonwood, and sycamore trees, along with mule deer, river otters, and the threatened Sonora mud turtle. The park contains a 5-mile trail network, for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking running through adjacent U.S. Forestry Service Land.
As with many of Sedona’s most scenic sites, Red Rock State Park was a popular filming location for classic Hollywood Westerns starring film legends including Errol Flynn and Burt Lancaster.
The Red Rock Loop is full of scenic recreation spots with stunning views of the dramatic scenery. Crescent Moon Ranch is one particularly popular spot, offering overnight accommodation in the beautiful rustic setting of an original 19th Century homestead. Crescent Moon Ranch is located close to the base of Cathedral Rock, which is the area’s most iconic rock formation and one of the most photographed sites in Arizona. This is a beautiful spot for a leisurely afternoon picnic or a quiet overnight stay, with plentiful hiking trails and the serene banks of Oak Creek all located nearby.
Buddha’s Beach is a short distance from the Crescent Moon Picnic Area and Red Rock Crossing, offering a magical setting for relaxation and calm contemplation along the banks of Oak Creek. This peaceful setting takes its name from the popular Buddhist practice of building ‘cairns’ – small towers of rocks – along the riverbank.
The wonderfully tranquil Red Rock Loop area contains numerous luxury real estate communities, with many offering large lots and space for keeping horses, as well as spectacular views of iconic Cathedral Rock.
Eagle Creek Ranch is the site of grand residences with exquisite attention to detail lavished upon their design. These beautiful homes lie secluded within sycamore-lined lots spanning thousands of square feet, with waterfalls and lagoons along Oak Creek virtually on the doorstep.
Cross Creek Ranch is an exclusive gated community featuring 84 custom-built luxury homes, all situated on lots spanning two or more acres. The opulent properties within Cross Creek Ranch span a varied stretch of topography, with inner-community trails leading to private access gates into Coconino National Forest and Red Rock State Park.
Sedona Ranch combines the breathtaking surrounding scenery with incredible luxury. Beautifully-designed Modern Ranch and Contemporary properties perfectly compliment the magnificent scenery, with exposed wooden beams and porches giving a sense of timeless rustic charm. Residents enjoy exclusive access to amenities such as the award-winning Seven Canyons clubhouse restaurant, incredible views at the Gathering lodge, and happy hour drinks at the Retreat on the tranquil banks of Oak Creek.
Cup O Gold Estates is a luxury community containing opulent residences and expansive vacant lots along the banks of Oak Creek. The existing luxury homes here feature jacuzzis and swimming pools from which to enjoy unobstructed views of iconic Cathedral Rock.