Wednesday, May 8, 2013

50 State Challenge - ARIZONA

So far we are 2 states into the 50 State Challenge and the next state on the list is the phenomenal state of Arizona. Of course I could write about Arizona most famous landmark, the Grand Canyon but that would be boring. I want to write about something very few people outside of Arizona know about, I am going to write about Slide Rock State Park in Sedona Arizona.

The falls at Rock Slide Park
Slide Rock State Park takes it name from a natural water slide formed by the slippery rocks of Oak Creek. Within the park you can also visit an apple orchid and hike the three main trails. The trails are Pendley Homestead Trail which is 1/4 mile long. Slide Rock Route which is slightly more than 1/4 mile long. The last trail is Clifftop Nature Trail that is also 1/4 mile long.

The natural water slide at Rock Slide State Park. 

Sliding down the rocks is not the only form of entertainment. Visitors can hike, fish (lots of rainbow trout to be caught!), swim, sightsee and watch for Arizona's vast wildlife. The fee for the park is only $10 per car (4 passengers per car) and if you have more that 4 people with you it is $3 per individual. 

During the summer months things can get a little crazy here as locals and tourist flock to the park to cool off. Park hours are from 8am - 6pm and in the summer the hours are 8am - 7pm. The fee for the park also gets bumped up to $20 per car during the summer. I suggest you get here early because the park gets crowed very fast. 

6871 N. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ
(928) 282-3034