Location

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

Facilities

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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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4239#

Current Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $10.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

Friends of Slide Rock State Park

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

Water Quality Hotline

Water Quality(602) 542-0202
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Weather


Note: Weather data is provided as a general guide only. Arizona State Parks assumes no responsibility for any loss resulting from use of this information.

Slide Rock State Park has the pleasure of experiencing four distinct seasons.

Wintertime brings a chill to the air after the leaves have fallen from the trees in late October to early November. The park can experience freezing temperatures well below thirty-two degrees and on average, receives twenty-five inches of snow annually. Park visitors should come prepared for potentially inclement weather, bringing a warm coat and sturdy, warm boots. The park can be blanketed in snow and the ice formations at the creek and the surrounding mountainsides are a photographers dream. The occasional brave soul will sometimes be seen going for a trip down the “Slide” in near freezing water temperatures.

Springtime brings warmer weather but can sometimes be the park’s wettest months with frequent rain and snow showers. As temperatures rise into the forties and fifties, leaf buds start to emerge from the trees. The park’s historic apple orchard comes into full bloom in the middle of April and fills the park with fragrant, pink and white blossoms. Spring rains start to subside as the temperature rises. May and June are some of the driest months.

As summertime approaches in June, temperatures are consistently in the upper seventies to mid-eighties. With June and July being the hottest months, temperatures this time of year are in the mid-nineties with overnight lows typically in the mid-sixties. Temperatures above one hundred degrees are not uncommon. As high pressure continues to build through June and early July, wet monsoon weather patterns are pushed into Arizona from Mexico, bringing much needed summertime rain. Visitors can watch thunderheads build in the afternoon and may experience a brief shower or a torrential downpour. The monsoon cycle may last into late August or early September.

With park visitation tapering off after Labor Day Weekend, cooler temperatures signal the beginning of fall. Temperatures are pleasant with daytime highs still in the upper sixties to low seventies. As the nights cool down, this signals the leaves to start changing colors and eventually fall from the trees. Slide Rock State Park is truly a park of all seasons.

Below is a listing of average daily temperatures and monthly precipitation:

Slide Rock State Park
Average Daily Temperature (Degrees Fahrenheit)
& Monthly Precipitation (Inches)
Month Temperature Precipitation
High Low
January 56° F 30° F 2.10"
February 61° 33° 2.16"
March 65° 37° 2.47"
April 73° 42° 1.16"
May 82° 49° 0.71"
June 93° 58° 0.36"
July 97° 64° 1.65"
August 94° 63° 1.90"
September 88° 58° 1.94"
October 77° 48° 1.67"
November 64° 36° 1.38"
December 57° 31° 1.51"

 

Records Since 1990

Lowest Temperature: 1°, December 22, 1990
Highest Temperature: 109°, September 13, 2003
Most Rain in One Day: 3.85", November 15, 1991
Most Rain in a Month: 17.31", February 1993
Most Rain in a Year: 44.82", 1993
Most Snow in a Day: 14.00", February 27, 1997
Most Snow in a Month: 24.75", January 2001
Most Snow in a Year: 56.00", 1990

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