What is it? Slide Rock in nearby Oak Creek Canyon has long been the place where families from the region gather in the summer for water fun and picnics.
Why go? The smooth texture of the red sandstone formations create natural slides into cool pools of water – deep enough for cliff jumping in certain areas. Arrive early to park in the adjacent lot (limited spaces); save $10/carload November-February. Bring food/water, sunscreen, hats, water shoes and towels.
Sedona, the vibrant land of red rocks, verdant landscapes and bright blue skies, is one of America’s most beloved cities in the Verde Valley. Its sandstone and limestone buttes, mesas and cliffs are part of the Mogollon Rim—a 400-foot escarpment that runs east-west through central Arizona. Within this, the Red Rock Basin, sits more than 200 trails, covering 300 miles on 1.8 million acres of national forest land. Other attractions include fine art galleries and boutiques, native artifacts, historical sites, creek-side resorts, restaurants, spiritual and wellness sites and more. Though its population is only 10,000, three million tourists visit Sedona each year to enjoy the beauty, seek adventure and find spiritual awakenings. Here are the top things to do for in-the-know visitors.
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