Feb 27

Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State ParkSlide Rock State Park is an extremely popular state park in the Red Rock Country of Arizona.  Luckily for us we were visiting in the fall during the middle of the week, and got to share this nice little park with just a handful of people.  Now a summertime visit would be fun because the park is known for having a natural water slide that is just perfect for cooling off during those hot Arizona summer days.  Just make sure if you go during the summer time you get there early because the parking lot will fill up.HomesteadWe really enjoyed our visit to Slide Rock State Park and had a nice picnic lunch.  After our lunch we hiked all three short hiking trails in the park.  The Pendley Homestead Trail that goes by the old homestead and apple trees is a short quarter mile trail that gives a feel as to what the area was like before it became Slide Rock state Park.  Slide Rock Route a .3 mile trail that runs along the natural slide creek.  The last trail that we hiked was the Cliff top Nature Trail that is another short quarter mile trail that winds up a cliff overlooking the area.  The hikes were a good way to stretch out our legs and burn off a little bit of the picnic that we had.Going for a walkThe water was a little too cold for our taste on our particular visit but there were some braver souls then us who partook in the parks namesake.  The temperature was in the high 60’s the day we were there so just perfect for having a picnic and taking a little stroll.  Slide Rock State Park is a beautiful small 43 acre park with its red cliff walls and running water.  In fact the whole Oak Creek Canyon is just stunning and worth exploring.  While it was our first visit to the Sedona area of Arizona we certainly hope it will not be our last.

To view our other reviews of state parks that we have visited click hereOak CreekSlide Rock State Park
Located at 6871 N Highway 89A
Hours of Operation 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost as of this Posting $10.00 per vehicle up to 4 adults $3.00 per additional adult 14 and up
For more information visit http://azstateparks.com/Parks/slRO/index.html

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