Travel. Hike. Bike. Adventure. Explore.
Today we headed to Sedona with Slide Rock State Park high on the list of MUST DOs! Slide Rock State Park was originally an Apple Farm dating back to 1912. Located in the Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock is about a 10 minute drive from the heart of Sedona.
Slide Rock State Park was named in the Travel Channel's list of "10 Top Swimming Holes in the United States." Sedona's red rocks form the "ultimate natural water slide." which is about 80 feet long. Algae on the rocks creates a fun and slippery , yet bumpy ride.
There is about 1/2 a mile of Oak Creek that is available for swimming , along with slide there is a rock you can jump off into some very icy, fresh water! Depending on the time of the year the water can get as low as freezing temps so make sure you test the water first. We went in the middle of summer and it still took our breath away!
The "hike" (more like a walk on a paved footpath) in is very short (10 minutes max) and has old farming artifacts along the way. There is also a small General Store for icecream, drinks etc and ample amount of parking available.
We had an absolute blast... all jumping, all sliding and all swimming! This is an adventure not to miss when visiting the beauty of Sedona!
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