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Slide Rock State Park, Sedona

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#4 of 10 in Nature in Sedona
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. To find out how to plan a trip to Sedona, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Was a great natural water slide cut into the creek bed where the kids can let the current carry them along. the water is freezing so make sure you come when its hot  more »
  • There was a fall festival going on when we visited, so we were able to hear some music, see an apple sorting demonstration and enjoy the water slide on the rocks. Very cold, even on a hot day.  more »
  • The park is about 6-8 miles north of Sedona and well worth the drive. Historically the area was an old apple orchard and so there are lots of apple trees set against massive red cliffs with Oak Creek ...  more »
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  • Slide Rock State Park is amazing. We were on family vacation in Arizona and heard about this place from a close friend. We all ended up going and I am so thankful we did. It cost around $20 to get in and you have to make a tiny bit of a walk to get to the fun spot, but it is all completely worth it. The water is completely clear and refreshing. The rocks are so smooth you can ride on certain sections just like a slide. It is usually a little bit busy, but if you go a little bit closer to closing you can usually have a decent amount of space to yourself. They have public restrooms all around so you don't need to worry about that at all. Be prepared for the water to be a little chilly depending on what time you go, but I'm positive you will enjoy your experience here.
  • Slide Rock is absolutely beautiful. It was my first time here and I very much enjoyed the scenery. The water is refreshing and a lot of fun when the current takes you down the rocks. Just sit and enjoy the ride. It’s truly nature’s slide. Be aware that wet areas are very slippery and you could fall easily if you don’t watch your step. Be sure to walk slowly and hold onto nearby stones for support if you are standing up in the water.
  • Beautiful and fun, but very very busy during the time I went. There are three bathroom buildings: one at Slide Rock and two on the walk there from the parking lot as well as a convenience shop that has pretty much anything you need. There are plenty of grills at the parking lot, but get there early if you actually want a parking spot. There is a fee to park in the lot too, so make sure you check the website. Rocks can be slippery in the water so be careful
  • Slide rock. What is there to say about slide rock besides it is a wonderful place to go to get out of the valley. Scenic beauty. There is plenty of room for the ton of people that make it each day! We pack lunch and snacks and go once per year. I would love to make it more often!
  • Amazing! Sliding, rock jumping, sun bathing and all while surrounded by majestic scenery. You can bring your own food or they have a little store. MUST bring water shoes. It’s not required but it should be. The rocks are very slick. A second suit and a pair of exercise shorts over girl suits wouldn’t hurt as the rocks tend to tear up one’s bottoms.
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