CRESCENT MOON RANCH
Crescent Moon Ranch lies along Oak Creek directly across from Cathedral Rock. The ranch is a beautiful and popular day-use area for picnicking, photography, wading, sunbathing and walking. The Cathedral Rock vistas seen in so many photographs of the area were taken from this location. This hike is a scenic creekside stroll through riparian vegatation beneath the shadow of the eroding red buttes, framed by cottonwood and sycamore trees. The trail begins in the meadow and passes the old John Lee homestead, built in the late 1800’s. The path follow the creek upstream along the base of Cathedral Rock to a vortex site known as Buddah Beach. The area is studded with hundreds of hand-stacked prayer rocks.