Crescent Moon Ranch/Red Rock Crossing
Situated below the towering beauty of Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed scenes in the southwest, this historic landmark was once a working ranch and the backdrop for several western movies! Over 1.5 miles of paved walking paths wind throughout the park, along the creek and past the historic buildings and waterwheel. Enjoy picnicking, swimming, fishing and the beautiful scenery.
Distance: 1.5 miles of paved trails.
Tip: At the right time of day, the reflection of the rocks in the water is a sight to see. Since this site is located within the Coconino National Forest, please refrain from stacking rocks. Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
Driving Directions: From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn right on 89A for 4.2 miles. Turn left on Upper Red Rock Loop Road for 1.5 miles; turn left on Chavez Ranch Road for 0.2 miles then right on Red Rock Crossing Road to park entrance booth.
Amenities: Pet friendly (leash required). Picnicking, swimming, fishing, photography, historic buildings. Paved walking paths are good for those with mobility challenges. Site fee required.