Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park is a favorite place for Flagstaff family outings – and it will soon be a favorite of your family, too. Beautiful Oak Creek has carved a slippery slide through smooth red sandstone and families gather here to slide down the natural shoot, wade in the pools or sun bathe on the red slick rock “beach.”
Two recommendations: wear shorts over your bathing suit for protection from the sandstone and put water shoes on your feet for greater stability. The chilly waters, a short hike from the parking lot, are a great place to cool off on hot days. Escape the crowds by hiking a short distance up the creek.
The natural water park is located in Oak Creek Canyon in the famous red rock country near Sedona, AZ. Amazing Oak Creek is a favorite for trout fishing enthusiasts, so bring your fishing license and casting rod, too.