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Slide Rock State Park, Sedona

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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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  • Gorgeous red rocks, water, clean with huge natural clean water to frolic in. Be prepared to wait for parking during summer season but well worth it to experience sliding down red rocks into water or t...  more »
  • I don't normally accuse a state park of price gouging. But I will in this case. Now I went on a day where the price is very reasonable, $10. That is because it is February and it is too cold to swim. ...  more »
  • Stand by to be refreshed. Once you see the beauty, hear the running water and feel it you will want to stay there.  more »
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  • So cool and uniquely beautiful. It's hard to describe really. You have to see it for yourself... Tons of kids and families on the weekends in the Summer, but that didn't ruin it for me. The scenery is amazing, water is very cold... Some rock wall scaling/hiking and wading/swimming to secluded spots, if you are so inclined. The "slide" itself was heavily in use by both children and adults and too many tourists snapping pictures for me to try it, but there's a lot of little mini slides and whooshes here and there if you look. Water shoes are highly recommend. The rock can be VERY slippery. That's the whole point. Place like this won't be around forever... So get it while the getting is good.
  • Beautiful and Serene. It's amazing to see how the water cut away at the Rock to make this cool slide that you can play in. They give you a great size area to play in the creek and there is a bathroom very close which is nice. They have short trails that you can hike if you want to do a scenic hike but nothing long. if you're looking for how long hike I would check out the local hikes like the West Fork Trail which is one of my favorites. It was nice to see a little Marketplace in the park where you can get snacks while you're there.
  • This is a gem of a park. The views from within Oak Canyon are spectacular. The stream that flows within is a popular place to swim during warmer months, which I could certainly see. This was one of the highlights of our vacation, which included visiting the Grand Canyon. There was plenty of parking and the facilities were well maintained. For less than the price if a single movie ticket, this park is more than worth a visit.
  • The kids were a little bored with the Grand Canyon but loved and raved about Slide Rock State Park's water Creek. Entrance fee during the winter was only $10 but it was more than worth it. We climbed red rocks, crossed over a log whereby running water flowed underneath the natural creek. It was loads of fun hiking and taking photos. They had restrooms with multiple stalls, stocked toilet paper and soap - thank God.
  • Beautiful place to go directly in the mountains. I definitely recommend it here. Prepare yourself to be in stop and go traffic for 3-5 miles there and when you leave. Scenery makes up for it. There were also trash littered about so maintaining could be better. All and all it's worth going to but don't litter. Preserve these places and stop littering.

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