Slide Rock State Park
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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For those of you visiting Sedona during the hot summer months, a few hours at Slide Rock State Park is a must. Housed on land that formerly grew apple trees, the park earned its name from the stretch of slippery creek bed near the original homestead that now acts as a natural waterslide. Visitors can cruise down the creek on a tube or on their own or simply enjoy the sun along the rock bed. The farm's old homestead is also open to exploration.
Some travelers lament over the somewhat steep entrance fee, but still, many say the park is worth the price on a hot day. One TripAdvisor user advises, "Take your own food and water and don't forget the sunscreen. When we left around 10:30, there was a line to get into the park so definitely go early!" We also recommend bringing sneakers or water shoes as the creek bottom can be very slippery.
Slide Rock State Park is located about seven miles north of Sedona along Highway 89A. The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter. Entry fee is $20 per vehicle, which includes access for up to four adults, and $3 per extra person. For more information, check out the Slide Rock State Park website.