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Slide Rock State Park

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Slide Rock State Park Review

A good place for a picnic, Slide Rock is 7 miles north of Sedona. On a hot day you can plunge down a natural rock slide into a swimming hole (bring an extra pair of jeans or a sturdy bathing suit and river shoes to wear on the slide). The site started as an early-20th-century apple orchard, and the natural beauty attracted Hollywood—a number of John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart movies were filmed here.

A few easy hikes run along the rim of the gorge. One downside is the traffic, particularly on summer weekends; you might have to wait to get into the park after mid-morning. Unfortunately, the popularity of the stream has led to the occasional midsummer closing due to E. coli–bacteria infestations; the water is tested daily and there is a water-quality hotline at 602/542–0202.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 6871 N. Hwy. 89A, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, AZ, 86336 | Map It
  • Phone: 928/282–3034
  • Cost: $10 per vehicle for up to 4 persons; $20 per vehicle in summer
  • Hours: Oct.–Apr., daily 8–5; May–Sept., daily 8–6 (last admission is one hour before closing)
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  • Location: Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon
Updated: 04-15-2014

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