Towering red cliffs and cool waters
have drawn people to Red Rock Country for generations. The natural
beauty and splendor found here has made this region a stopping place
a day or a lifetime - for millions of people, from the first inhabitants
many centuries ago to visitors and residents today. In Red Rock
Country, we see in remarkable form and color how the natural world
appeared millions of years ago. Monumental buttes, soaring multi-hued
cliffs, fantastic towering spires and rugged canyons assail the
eye and the senses. Vast sweeps of greenery refresh and inspire
our spirit and fill us with anticipation. Unified by Oak Creek,
the vital riparian link between the Mogollon Rim and the Verde Valley,
the landscape is a museum of life, a living crossroads connecting
us in time and space.
People have cherished this area for more than
10,000 years, and the landscape remains alive with the spirit of
the past. Hidden in red rock canyons are the archaeological remains
of native cultures that once inhabited the area. The Southern Sinagua
people, who lived here from about A.D 700 to AD 1400, constructed
cliff dwellings in Red Rock Country and throughout the Verde Valley.
The region is widely known for its outstanding rock art, with stone
walls displaying images from the ancient Archaic cultures to the
With its intriguing human history and remarkable
natural environment, Red Rock Country offers visitors the gifts
of discovery, inspiration, and solitude. When wandering this area,
we are free to imagine, explore, and reconnect with the land. In
this unique landscape, we can experience a rebirth of wonder and
a renewal of spirit.
Please click each of the three links below for specific heritage sites on the
Red Rock District.
V-BAR-V Heritage Site