Slide Rock Locator Map

Elevation 4,930 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 282-3034
Slide Rock SP
6871 N. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336


Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 7 miles

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Park's Speed Code: 4239#

Current Fees

Fall fees:
$10 Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults)

Each Additional Person/Bicycle: $3.00 per

Fee Schedule

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Friends of Slide Rock State Park

Friends of Slide Rock, protecting, preserving & promoting the park

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Entrance Fees:

$10.00 per vehicle (1-4 people)

Aerial photo from above the main slide area at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZNOTE: CASH PAYMENT REQUIRES EXACT CHANGE. Thank You!

(Per Car Fee includes up to 4 adults: an adult is anyone 14 years of age or older; each additional adult is $3.00)
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Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2017: 9am - 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Mon - Sun: $10 per vehicle

Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Eve Day: Open from 9am-2pm. Last entry at 1:30pm.
Slide Rock is closed Christmas Day.

May 27 thru Sept 5: 8am to 7pm (last entry 6:30pm)

Oct 1 thru Oct 31: 8am to 6pm (last entry 5:30pm)

Fire Restrictions

Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot. Charcoal fires, propane grills and stoves allowed in the Picnic area only. Please plan for a picnic lunch to enjoy under one of the ramadas. No glass may be brought near the creek. Check Current Agency Fire Restrictions.

Note: Entry into the park will not be permitted one hour prior to closing. Office closes one hour prior to closing. Pets are not permitted in the Slide Rock swim area. Pets are not to be left in a vehicle. The park will close at 2 pm on November 24th (Thanksgiving). Regular hours resume November 25th. The park will close at 2 pm on December 24th (Christmas Eve) and will be closed December 25th (Christmas Day). Regular hours resume on December 26th.

Fee Notes

Fees for Motorcycles are $10.00 summer season; $5.00 rest of year.

Group or commercial vehicles fees are $20.00 up to 4 adults plus $3.00 per adult after the first four. An adult is defined as someone fourteen years or older.

Restrooms Restrooms

Two modern, ADA accessible restroom buildings with sinks and a drinking fountain are located above the creek with flush toilets. A flush-free, waterless vault toilet is available near the creek. The Vault toilet is not accessible.

Gift Shop Gift Shop

Gift ShopThe Slide Rock Market is open year-round with seasonal hours of operation. The market offers: snacks, water, film, sunscreen and Slide Rock memorabilia.
November through March: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm
April through October: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm, Mondays - Fridays 10 am – 4 pm.

Exhibits Exhibits

Gazebo style kiosk with eight poster boards displaying general Pendley Homestead information and park information. Historic farm implements are displayed along the Pendley Homestead Trail.

Group Day Use Areas Group: Day Use Areas

There are two covered ramadas with electrical outlets and picnic bench seating. Each ramada will hold approximately fifty people. Ramadas may be reserved for $65 a piece; plus a $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee. Contact the park for further information or to make reservations for the designated months. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only.

NOTE: Slide Rock does not take ramada reservations between the Friday before Memorial Day and Labor Day Monday.

Picnic Areas/Shelters Picnic Areas/Shelters

Fifteen open air picnic areas suitable for small groups are available near the entry station and parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only.

Hiking Hiking Trails

Hiking TrailsThe park has short trails including a nature trail. It is also close to several Coconino National Forest hiking trails. This area is managed on a pack-it-in, pack-it-out basis, and any type of glass containers are strictly prohibited.

Pendley Homestead Trail: 0.25 mile trail with a difficulty rating of easy. This paved, level trail is suitable for all visitors and travels through a portion of the historic Pendley Homestead of Slide Rock State Park. Features along the trail include some of the original apple orchards, Pendley Homestead house, tourist cabins, apple packing barn, various farming implements that were used historically in the homestead, a new orchard of semi-dwarf apple trees, and spectacular views of the canyon walls of Oak Creek Canyon.

Slide Rock Route: This is a 0.3-mile trail with a difficulty rating of moderate. This primitive route along Oak Creek is the main access to the Slide Rock Swim Area. This extremely popular area features a natural water slide along Oak Creek.

This path begins near the apple packing barn. It descends to the creek via steps where it then crosses the creek via a small footbridge. During periods of high runoff, the footbridge will not be in place and visitors will need to stay on the west side of the creek. After crossing the footbridge, proceed north along the sandstone shelves. In the summer months, many sunbathers will be using some of this route for sunbathing, therefore, you may have to step over quite a few of them. As you proceed, you may notice a historic rock cabin on the west side of the creek. The original homesteader used this in conjunction with a flume and water wheel to generate electricity for the homestead. You will arrive at an eight-foot wall that can be your turn-around point. If you decide to negotiate the wall, you can explore the remote areas upstream where the route becomes more primitive.

Clifftop Nature Trail: This is a 0.25-mile trail that begins near the apple barn and offers scenic views of the Slide Rock Swim Area.

Fishing Fishing

Oak Creek is periodically stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing is not permitted where swimmers are present. No glass bait jars please!

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.

Swimming Swimming

Hiking TrailsThe Slide Rock swim area is approximately 1/2 mile of creek. There are multiple places to swim and wade, as well as the famous Slide. The Slide is an eighty foot slippery shoot that is worn into sandstone. Notes: All water-based activities are at the risk of the user. No lifeguard on duty. Glass containers are not permitted in the swim area.

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Slide Rock is home to an array of wildlife. Coues white-tailed deer, javelina, coyote, black bear, bald eagle, great blue heron and black-tailed rattlesnake have all been spotted at the park.

Download Printable Bird List (PDF Document 530 KB PDF)

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