Spring Trip: Slide Rock State Park, Arizona

I love red rocks in the US of A. They make me feel so little tiny in front of Mother Nature. Magnificent. Amazing. During my last US road trip, I got to see a lot of national parks in Utah, Colorado and Arizona where there are so many red rocks and they impressed me so much.

This year spring trip, I did not plan to visit any parks. My relative spontaneously decided to take me to Slide Rock State Park located in Sedona, AZ for a day trip. It was a cloudy and rainy day. We checked weather forecast and still went there. I had to fly out on the following day though.

Again, red rocks never fail me. They are still amazing. With rains, that red color got darker and brought out a new look. Plus, we experienced hails while checking out Slide Rock State Park. Cold and wet weather did not allow us to stay there that long enought to go further upstream. It was a cool quick trip with my relative. I enjoyed spending time to see a new place and learn from them a lot in term of life perspective.


Slide Rock State Park. Further away, a mountain covers with snow – Taken by Angela Worldtrekker

Slide Rock State Park is a state park of Arizona, USA, taking its name from a natural water slide formed by the slippery bed of Oak Creek. The park is located in Oak Creek Canyon 7 miles north of Sedona – Wikipedia

Info about trails, park, entrance fee, operation hours can be found at Arizona State Parks.


One thought on “Spring Trip: Slide Rock State Park, Arizona

  1. 60 years ago a lot of old western movies were filmed in Arizona near the Grand Canyon, one was The Last Wagon with Richard Widmark , that movie really was one of the greatest with the scenery in the background. If you ever get the chance try and visit Nevada and see the Red Rock Park just outside Las Vegas, this national park was once owned by Clark Gable then Howard Hughes before it became a park. It was actually an old western hide out for gangs in the old western days. Today there are little burros that are descendants of mules prospectors used in the 1800s . They are freely roaming the park property and protected. The next place to visit is the Hoover Dam which now has a 900 foot high bridge that allows all the traffic to not go across the dam as it did for decades, you look down on the damn now and it was because traffic became really heavy over the past 20 years. When I left Nevada in 2005 to return to my home in Houston it took me one hour to cross the dam by using the old road which is now not used. You can also see Death Valley which has tour buses from Las Vegas, it is a bit over 130 miles to Death Valley from Las Vegas. Nevada is a state that has the least population in the USA and it is still nothing but mountains and no people in most of the state. Lots of ghost towns that closed after the mines were closed, there was no water so the people living there either had to leave or die so they left and there were places left that the people just left personal belongings sitting in the little houses and tables had dishes sitting on them. These places were so far out in the high desert that you didn’t have humans out there exploring for years and years. Most of these places still exist but some were vandalized

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