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Slide Rock State Park, Sedona
(4.3/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Slide Rock State Park gets its name from the slippery rock bed of Oak Creek Canyon, which forms a natural water slide and pools in the park. Red rocks and the Coconino National Forest surround the park, which is one of the most visited sites in the state. The park also features an apple farm that was planted there in 1912. Children will enjoy playing in the pools and on the natural water slide, and adults can explore the terrain, hike one of the park's three trails, and photograph views from these red rock formations. Arrange your visit to Slide Rock State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sedona using our Sedona itinerary maker.
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  • A very scenic natural rock slide is how park probably got its name. In Oak Creek Canyon located fairly close to Sedona and very popular in summer for sliding through water carved gorge. We were told t...  more »
  • Beautiful mountain views. Small tourist "village" with old cabins, a general store, and an apple shed. Only had time to see the rock slide. Would've loved to check out some of the other hikes/walking ...  more »
  • Do not pay your $10 to enter unless you can walk easily. This is not a drive-by excursion. Feel sure its worth the walk if all members of your group are up to it. Otherwise, you'll be disappointed. 
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  • Great spot. Scenic, easy access to oak Creek. Probably gets super crowded in the summer.
  • Excellent Place to go to. Not good for very young kids or older people as the rocks are very slippery. TIP: BRING WATER SHOES. You might leave here with a couple of bumps and bruises but it is totally worth it.
  • Wonderful views with plenty of water and natural "slides". Can get very busy so plan ahead! Parking can be crazy during holidays
  • Good way to cool off suring those hot days in Sedona. Fyi parking is $20 a car so pile in one car to save. Plenty of area to picnic near the parking lot before you head down to the slide. Its a decent walk to slide rock mostly paved but once you get to the staircase it is very natural and usually pretty full all summer. The slide is caused by naturally slippery bed of the creek. Its can be rough walking around and even using the slide so water shoes are suggested. You can swim all day then head to sedona and soak up the sunset and dinner.
  • Great stop for a short visit to cool off. Kids had a great time & they didn't want to leave. We went early in the morning on a Monday in the summer & so there were no crowds, but I can imagine that this place can become pretty busy. Surfaces can be slippery & my kids fell several times. But no injuries, just use caution when walking.