The Friends of the Forest Sedona host walks, talks, exhibits, and other events in the Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Verde Valley area throughout the year. Most events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration may be required.
Volcanology Discoveries at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10-11:30 am
Join rangers Jeff, Donna and Robert on a beautiful exploration of Sunset Crater Volcano's lava flow. This is a great opportunity to learn and experience new geologic wonders that can't be seen from designated park trails. The walk is moderate, and approximately 2 miles round trip. Terrain has some elevation change and substrate is deep cinders. Limited space available. Reservations required; please call: 928-526-0502. Park entrance fees apply.
7:30-8:15 pm. Volcanoes of North America. Come listen in to a tale about the fiery effects of volcanoes in northern Arizona and beyond. Pictures of awe-inspiring eruptions and the stories of one man’s traveling adventures will inspire you to embark on your own bold wanderings! Program conducted by volunteer park ranger Eric Zelif at Bonito Campground.
All About Abert's
Saturday, August 27, 7:30-8:15 pm
The handsome tassel-eared Abert's Squirrel can be found in the forest of Northern Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. He's an expert climber and jumper who has a very special relationship with the Ponderosa Pine. Discover this relationship and their impact on the forest. Meet volunteer Rangers Steve and Nancy Galas at the Pinegrove Campground amphitheater.
Inner Basin Trail Explorations
Sunday, August 28, 9 am - 12 pm
Explore the trail with Steve and Nancy Galas, USFS rangers, winding two miles up through old-growth forest to the 9000 foot Waterline Road. Learn about mixed conifer forests, volcanoes and Basque aspen carvings. This is a moderate to strenuous 4 mile loop hike.
Meet at 9 am at the Inner Basin trailhead in Lockett Meadow. Take Hwy 89 north to FS road 420 across from Sunset Crater Volcano NM turnoff. Drive about a half mile, turn right onto FS road 552. Follow sign to Lockett Meadow. Please use caution on this narrow road. Bring water, lunch & wear sturdy shoes.
Join the Arizona Trail Association for the third annual Arizona Trail Weekend Celebration in Flagstaff, full of activities sure to delight and inspire. Events all weekend celebrating the Arizona National Scenic Trail. See Arizona Trail Days - Flagstaff for full details.
The Grandest Walk - Rich Rudow and Chris Atwood
Friday, September 9th - 6:00-9:00 pm
Northern Arizona University Cline Library, Campus Building 28
Arizona Trail Days at Buffalo Park
Saturday, September 10th - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Honoring our Heroes - Almost Sunrise Public Premiere
Sunday, September 11th - 5:00-8:00 pm
Orpheum Theater, 14 W. Aspen Avenue
Doors at 5:00 pm, film at 6:00 pm
Fees: Tickets for the Sunday movie at the Orpheum range from $7 to $10. See event website for purchase information.