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“Make sure to bring water sandals or shoes,” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park
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Ranked #19 of 149 things to do in Sedona
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Owner description: This state park contains a natural water slide plus pools for swimming and ample opportunities for trout fishing enthusiasts to wet their lines.
Tucson, AZ
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52 reviews
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“Make sure to bring water sandals or shoes,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Lots of fun for families of all ages. Just make sure to bring with you sandals or shoes that can be used in water. Even with those on you can still slip. If you forgot them, the gift shop was plenty for sale at half price that what we found at Target!! They also have towels, shorts and shirts to get wet on. Older people will need assistance walking through the staircase leading to the area and walking through it. Water will be plenty cold, so be prepared with at least one set of dry clothes to change afterwards.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Maria-Tucson
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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“Fun, but Dangerous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Our 11 year old son said this was the highlight of his trip to Sedona. Very fun experience sliding down the rocks and jumping off the ledge into a pool. We saw 2 adult men get taken away in ambulances after falling and hitting their heads on the rocks, one wearing water shoes. People slipping all over the place. Fun day but go slow and respect the danger.

Visited July 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great outdoor fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

This place is awesome. If you like climbing and hiking through creeks, park about a mile and a half away on the street and take some of the paths down to the creek. Follow the creek all the way down to the actual slide rocks. It takes about an hour and a half (or longer), but it's a lot of fun. Don't take your camera. You will get a bit wet. In some areas the only way to pass is in the water unless you go up and walk down the street. The slide rock itself is pretty lame, but great to see. This park is worth an afternoon or two for sure.

Visited July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Go early and pack a lunch and bring towels. We got there late in the day so was crowded. We didn't bring towels (since we were staying at a hotel). Wear old sneakers or water shoes you definitely need them. They sell water shoes at the entrance but your better off bringing your own.

Visited July 2013
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Maricopa, Arizona
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“Awesome place, but not for everyone!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited Slide Rock yesterday during a trip to Sedona. Yes, they do charge $20 per vehicle to enter, but that works out to be just $5 per person for a family of four. To me, that was reasonable but make sure you are prepared and know what to expect.

We arrived a little after four pm, it was not too crowded at the time, we passed a ton of people leaving as we were entering. There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot. Along the way you will pass restrooms and a gift store/snack bar. You must descend a lot of stairs to reach the canyon area, then to access the "slide" area you must walk a long stretch of rock that is slippery with lots of rocks that you must maneuver along the way.

We found that swim shoes with good traction were a big help. If you try to walk when in the water, expect to fall! If possible, it is best to scoot on your butt as the rocks are very slippery and you see people fall when trying to walk, it just can't be avoided. The water may be shallow in one spot, then deep just a few feet later. If you have children that are not strong swimmers, you should bring a life jacket. We did not have one with us for our five year old (he is a pretty good swimmer) but we wished that we had brought one. He would sit on my husband's lap when going down the "slide" but it is so slippery and in some spots even a little fast moving, I was constantly worried about him slipping away from my husband's grip. A life jacket would have allowed us to relax a little and let him enjoy himself more. Oh, and the water is FREEZING!!! My son was having so much fun but I had to make him get out because his hands were blue and he was shivering so hard!!!

Don't bring anything valuable unless someone is planning on sitting with your stuff the whole time. We had a lot of fun but this is definitely not for those with mobility issues or young children. If you can deal with freezing water and don't mind the crowds this is a really fun way to spend an afternoon. My recommendation would be to visit on the most hot sunny afternoon because the water is so cold!

Visited July 2013
4 Thank Suzy M
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