We absolutely love coming to Sedona to get out of the valley and the heat. It’s not a lot cooler but the views are gorgeous. It’s about 15 minutes out of town. A 2 lane road that can get interesting if you have a big rig. There is a trout farm within 5 miles and also many places to grab breakfast or dinner.
This is one of the several swimming holes we came across while working on a job over the summer in Sedona.
Slide rock is located 10-20 outside of Sedona and is a well know spot. We just came for a few hours and luckily it was later in the day when it wasn’t too busy. Free parking is available along the roadway. From there it’s only a short walk to the creek.
While it wasn’t busy when we were there, I have driven by many many times and seen the place packed. Any summer weekend and this place is so busy.
Felt just enough off the grid to enjoy nature, yet still close to everything. Slide rock state park is so fun to cool down in the water or hike around. There’s a lot of indie/ small shops nearby that are cute to walk around, especially when it’s too hot for hiking. Easy to drive into Sedona for gas, to grab a bite to eat, or to see the many different parks
While we only stayed over one night it was pretty nice. Busier than I would have expected however it was somewhere we would enjoy going back to again. Very basic camping but it is in a very magical location!
I do not have more to add to from the other reviews- the nights and mornings are cold so plan for drastic temperatures. We went during monsoon season- Late August. Came in during lightening- it probably would have rained had it not been so warm. Very serene and nice.
Great location along the creek. Please note: it's much cooler down in this canyon at night, so prepare accordingly, even if it was hot during the day. No utility hookups but toilets are available, and some sites can accommodate rv's up to 36'. The Coconino Forrest area is amazing. Just about every climate and hiking you can imagine in one location. Sedona's red rocks are within hiking distance. Too hot to hike? Visit Slide Rock or shop the mystic weirdo shops in town. Sites are cheap, but offer few amenities other than level sites, picnic tables, fire rings (check the fire risk at time of stay, however) & grills. Perfect for backpacking. Beautiful.
Near Slide Rock State park which is such a unique state park to check out! This is the ‘attraction’ that drew us to Sedona and the slides did not disappoint. It’s a busy place, but still fun. There are a couple areas of the park to check out so, I would say, a full day can easily be spent here- especially if it’s warm and you can play in the water :) We chose to stay a bit out of the park since we assumed it would be a busy place to camp and this primitive campground was perfect. During the day we were around crowds visiting the various attractions and at night we retreated to a quiet, ‘in nature’ campsite.