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Slide Rock Reopens After Holiday Shutdown (access required)

Elevated levels of E. coli bacteria forced a three-day shutdown of the popular Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon during the Fourth of July weekend.The recreation spot on Oak Creek just north of Sedona reopened on July 8 as levels went down to what is called a “low risk” stage. A “high risk” ...

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