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Slide Rock State Park, Sedona

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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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  • as for the Chapel is better not arrived a week end the oak creek canyon and the rock slide is almost unreachable
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  • Great fun for kids and adults. Beautiful views and easy terrain to manage the hike. We would visit again 
  • This place is so beautiful. It's great for hikers, kids, all generations. You can get in the water if you want too or just enjoy the view. Hike isn't too bad. Very clean. Great for pictures and relaxa...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful park to visit during summer or non-summer seasons. Note that you will be in long lines on many weekends, especially during summer. The park gets overcrowded and people hike in from miles on end. There are places to swim and jump off ledges into the water. If you want to hike or swim, try a different place if you don't like crowds.
  • Slide Rock State Park is a place that mixes the beautiful essence of natures tranquility and the historical significants of those who first came to the bottom of these mountains.The park's stream flows in a ubiquitous pattern down a some-what windy path down a narrow slice in the earth. Slide Rock encompasses a wide-range of things to do for all ages. The kiddies can go down the slide and play in the water.The teenagers and bold people in your group can jump off the 50 feet cliff into a deep reservoir of water(you can do this even if you're not a great swimmer,but do know how to doggie paddle at the very least).For the adults there are a few resting spots along the way but you will have to walk a little ways,I don't recommend doing anything then this because the water is very cold and you'll be worrying about your kids most of the time .For the seniors there are cabins and other historical things to see. A few tips:Park as close as you can to the trail as you have to walk down it to get to the park,It may take a minute to get into the lot as it is often filled to the brim,Bring water shoes,and don't bring heavy things like coolers.
  • We came by on a fairly cool day and hiked around looking at the rock formations and the natural water slide. I can see how this place can become incredibly busy on even a warm day. If you plan to go, prepare for the day and get there early so that you can guarantee parking and spot to set up for the fun.
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