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Red Rock Canyon: Hiking, Frog-Spotting

Red Rock Canyon State Park | Oklahoma

Red Rock Canyon State Park | Oklahoma

On Sunday afternoon, we drove out to Red Rock Canyon, a state park near Hinton, Oklahoma. It’s about a five-mile drive off Interstate 40.

It was a beautiful day! We stopped by the Cherokee Trading Post on the way out and the Indian Trading Post on the way back home. We enjoyed a couple of short hikes, picking prickly pears and dodging grasshoppers and dragon flies. All-in-all, we had a good time.

It is one thing to watch my girls grow up. I’ve been a girl and I know what that is all about. But, watching my son grow up is a new adventure every day. It is remarkable watching him go from a little toddler with silky blond curls into a boy who plays a mean first base. He is the joy of my life!

Two or three years ago he won that little tiger stuffed animal at the Oklahoma State Fair. He’s 9 now and his love for Tiggy has only grown stronger. I wonder every day how long until he completely abandons him. No matter what, we’ll never part with him.

Here are some pictures from our day trip.

Update: Boot Bomb has published a great article on the top 50 long distance hikes in the United States. They feature Oklahoma’s Talimena State Park in the southeast part of the state. Check it out!

Tiggy and Sully

Tiggy and Sully

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Caterpillar Home

This webby mess is home to a bunch of caterpillars-in-the-making.

Camp Site, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Hinton, Oklahoma

Camp Site, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Hinton, Oklahoma

Black Berries Red Vines Elderberries

Elderberries: A favorite among deer.

Teepee Cabins Oklahoma

The famous teepee cabins at Red Rock.

Marsh at Red Rock Canyon

Marsh at Red Rock Canyon

Don't fall Bridgy! | Hiking in Red Rock Canyon

Don’t fall Bridgy! | Hiking in Red Rock Canyon


Tatanka | Decorated Buffalo at the Cherokee Trading Post Subway

Frogs and Dragonfly Red Rock

I was trying to take a picture of the blue dragon fly, but when I downloaded the picture, I saw all these frogs!!

Teepee Subway Cherokee Trading Post

Teepee Subway at the Cherokee Trading Post

I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the outside of the Cherokee Trading Post Subway and Convenient Store, but here is the picture I took of it with my iPhone. I posted it to Instagram.

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  1. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    That frog picture is amazing!! Even cooler that you didn’t know they were there when you took it. And I’m sorry, but I kind of laughed at the near-fall photo — it’s just a really funny capture! I’m glad she’s okay though. 🙂

  2. Christina @ Christina's Cucina

    I haven’t been here in a very long time, makes me want to go back. We were going to camp here, but for some reason we didn’t. So sad 🙁

  3. Local Adventurer

    whoa! there are red rock canyons everywhere!! i just saw that there was one in california too… and of course, we live very close to one too in vegas! great photos! 🙂

  4. Lois Alter Mark

    Those teepee cabins are awesome. I’d love to visit here.

  5. Cynthia/What A Girl Eats

    This looks like such a fun family outing. I love your pictures, the water pump and the caterpillar nest…Those “teepee” cabins look like fun for the kids!

  6. Brianna

    I too was expecting to see the red rocks near Las Vegas. Looks like a great place for a family hike!

  7. Andi

    I didn’t realize there were other red rock canyon parks – I have been to the one outside of Vegas…but I know I wasn’t in OK! Mr. Misadventures loves these colors, rocks, etc. I like family-friendly hikes usually means they will be easy enough for me! Awesome photos!

  8. Ed

    Thanks Jenn. I’ve been stuck in Kansas City for the past 12 years. Red Rock Canyon was one of my favorite places.


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