Arizona Natural History Association

Arizona Natural History Association is a non-profit interpretive organization partnered with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.  We are here to ensure you have an exceptional visit to the Sedona/Verde Valley area and enjoy all the Coconino National Forest has to offer.  Working alongside our Forest Service partners and Friends of the Forest volunteers, we sell educational items and provide visitor information; while promoting sustainable and ethical recreation and education.  We strive to inspire a sense of wonder about these special places through public events and educational programs. 

Visit one of our four gift shops specializing in unique local and regional handmade items.  Our products are carefully selected to be informative and reflect a sense of beauty of the area.  You shall discover books on plants, wildlife, geology and cultural history, a large selection of field guides, exclusive t-shirts, and fantastic photography, art, books, jewelry, ornaments and children’s items.  Red Rock Passes and America the Beautiful Passes are also available for sale.  Your purchase helps fund events, programs and special projects. Swing by our main shop in the Red Rock Ranger Station Visitor Center and let our friendly staff assist you with planning your Sedona/Verde Valley adventure.

For more information call, 928-203-2922 

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Latitude: 34.75402 Longitude: -111.762011 Elevation: 3884 ft

Seasons Open

Year Round at Red Rock Ranger Station, Palatki and V bar V Heritage Sites, Seasonal at Oak Creek Vista

Hours Open

varied by location


Heritage Sites require Red Rock Pass $5.00/day, $15.00/wk, $20.00/yr

Eco-Friendly Notes

As a USDA Forest Service partner, we are located on National Forest Service land working beside their staff each day.  As such, Arizona Natural History Association follows the USDA Forest Service's mission based on sustainability:  

“To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations

We also follow the the Forest Service motto: "Caring for the Land and Serving the People"

For more information visit the webpage: Coconino National Forest

We promote Leave No Trace ethics.  


1) Plan and Prepare

2) What you take in, bring out

3) Respect Wildlife

4) Travel & Camp on durable surfaces

5) Leave what you find & discover for others

6) Minimize impact, including campfires

7) Be considerate of others 


ADA Accessibility Notes

Wheelchair accessibility at Red Rock Visitor Center and Oak Creek Vista

Palatki Heritage Site: No Wheelchair Access.  The trail to the first rock art site is about ¼ mile from the Visitor Center over a moderate incline. The trail to the cliff dwelling is about ¼ mile and includes steep rock steps.

V bar V Heritage Site:  The trail is wheelchair accessible but not the petroglyph viewing area.  Visitor Center and gift shop is 100 yards from the parking lot.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on leash outside of the buildings at Red Rock Ranger Station and the Oak Creek Vista Visitor Information Center.

Pets are not allowed at V bar V and Palatki Heritage Sites.

Please Do not leave you pet in the car. The Desert is Hot and pets may perish quickly.

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