The ride from Santa Fe to Sedona was uneventful. Our initial stop was Slide Rock State Park. I had not really read up on this place, but I am glad we took the time to explore this gem.
This was the view from the parking lot. The entrance fee was $10, which is quite reasonable. During the warmer months it is $20. The park ranger kind of laughed when we asked for a map. There is pretty much one main trail that leads to “Slide Rock”.
The trail was about .5 miles long. There were some historical artifacts along the way.
This is the water “slide” that makes this park so popular. It looks a lot more dangerous that I had pictured in my head!
The park ranger said the water temperature was 37 degrees that day.
Someone was crazy enough to jump in!
He did not stay in for long!
Does going down this slide not look super dangerous? Apparently it is a really popular activity in the spring. I wonder how many injuries occur?? I am kind of glad we visited in the winter because I know D would have been tempted to try it if it had been warmer.
The area is so picturesque, though!
Hey…we have a photobomber!
Love the reflection in this picture.
Slide Rock State Park is definitely worth a stop on your way to Sedona!