Slide Rock State Park – Just Slide!

 Slide Rock State Park Sedona ArizonaSlide Rock State Park- Just Slide!

Slide rock is a natural rock formation where people slide down with water carrying them down into a pool of cool water. People can wade in a tube down or lay out on the red rock and sunbathe. If you are brave enough, you can cliff dive! This is a favorite spot to visit for Sedona natives and visitors and is one of the many favorite attractions in Sedona. Slide Rock State park will become your “must do” activity that is one of the best places in Sedona during the dog days of summer!

History of Slide Rock State Park is interesting. In the past it previously grew apple trees.  The park’s name came from the stretch of slippery creek bed near the initial starting area. This acts as a natural water slide that continues down into pools of water. Beyond the natural water slide, the park also includes various natural swimming areas to cool off in. If you have kids, keep an eye on them on the slide and in the park to be cautious. When visiting Slide rock in summer, it can get crowed so be aware while visiting this naturally made water adventure!

Slide Rock State Park Operating Times and Pricing Information

You will find Slide Rock State Park situated about 7 miles north of Sedona along Highway 89A. When you come anytime from January though October, the park is open every day from 8am to 6 or 7pm. From November to January,  9am to 5pm. Entry fee to Slide Rock State Park is $20 per vehicle, which includes access for up to four adults, and $3 per extra person. (In the fall and winter months, it’s just $10 for entry.)

To visit online and find out more information, visit Arizona’s  Slide Rock State Park site.

1 Comment

  1. [email protected] December 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    The first time I went to Slide Rock was inJune of 1952. My parents gave me a train trip to Flagstaff
    { from Detroit, MI) for my high school graduation gift. I went to visit my Aunt, Uncle and cousins.
    They spent two weeks taking me all over Arizona/. A VERY favorite spot was Slide Rock.
    There was no parking spot. No trails, nothing but nature and of course Slide Rock/. We had a wonderful time and we were alone all afternoon.
    My second favorite spot was the Grand Canyon/. The ONLY building was Bright Angel Lodge. No parking area and picnic tables under the trees.

Leave a Comment