Slide Rock State Park

#10 in Best Things To Do in Sedona
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Key Info

6871 N. Highway 89A

Price & Hours

Prices vary seasonally
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Swimming/Pools Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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 its 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. Beyond the natural waterslide, the park is home to numerous natural swimming pools. 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. Visitors often bring their families and spend the entire day at the park soaking up the sun and swimming in the water. If you are feeling brave, you can even go cliff jumping.

Slide Rock State Park is located about 7 miles north of Sedona along Route 89A. The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. from January through October and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November to January. Entrance fees vary, but you should expect to pay between $20 and $30 per vehicle between May and September and $10 between October and April. Pedestrians and bicyclists owe $3 each. Along with restrooms and a gift shop, there is also a small display area detailing the homestead's history. For more information, check out the Slide Rock State Park website.

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