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Slide Rock State Park

6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3034
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Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pioneering innovation, he succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system still in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development that has dominated the site since that time. Pendley also grew garden produce and kept some livestock. As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The completion of the canyon road in 1914 and the paving of the roadway in 1938 were strong influences in encouraging recreational use of the canyon. Hence, Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers and sightseers. Todays visitors can still enjoy the fruits of Pendley's labor. Historic cabins are available for viewing, and the creek offers the park's namesake slide for adventures seekers and those looking for a place to cool off.
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6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
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"water shoes"
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"natural water slide"
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"slide area"
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"ice cold"
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"cliff jumping"
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"apple orchard"
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"cool off"
in 43 reviews
"per vehicle"
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"entrance fee"
in 40 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 23 reviews
"pack a lunch"
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"lots of fun"
in 46 reviews
"oak creek canyon"
in 66 reviews
"whole family"
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"natural beauty"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s beautiful and an easy walk from parking to water. Water is cold but clean. Not very crowded when we visited. Definitely worth a stop if driving through Sedona or staying there.

Thank Icarus81
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up here on a beautiful November afternoon and took the short walk from the parking down to the water and were so pleasantly surprised. It is really beautiful - tooks lots of photos and didn't see too many people, but there were a...More

Thank danote
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Not very busy in December, of course, but was just as beautiful to visit. Very peaceful and, being from Florida, the rocks were just gorgeous!

Thank Jen K
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous red rocks, water, clean with huge natural clean water to frolic in. Be prepared to wait for parking during summer season but well worth it to experience sliding down red rocks into water or taking a dip or even a walk. Friendly park rangers,...More

Thank PhilipSaltzman
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I don't normally accuse a state park of price gouging. But I will in this case. Now I went on a day where the price is very reasonable, $10. That is because it is February and it is too cold to swim. And frankly, I...More

Thank travelwriter52
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Stand by to be refreshed. Once you see the beauty, hear the running water and feel it you will want to stay there.

Thank trumpeter2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We walked along the stream and enjoyed nature. It was December so nobody was swimming but there is still a lot to do.

Thank pjzplace
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This was my daughter's favorite stop on our whole Southwest road trip. The rock sliding is fun and there are some great medium height cliffs to jump from too. We loved the day relaxing and playing in the water.

Thank Scarlet P
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We've been here a couple of times and winter is a great time as it is less busy than summer when there can be tons of people both on the trail, in the water and laying around the rocks. This is a super easy walk...More

Thank Sherry L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Four Brits, just visited Sedona, en-route to Williams, drove into Slide Rock State Park on a whim: good decision! It was a weekend in October, so not too busy. Lovely atmosphere, a change for a gentle walk to take in the amazing red rock scenery,...More

Thank Johnfrisbee
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Karen O
6 January 2018|
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Response from Robind58 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe dogs are allowed.
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Patricia D
28 December 2017|
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Response from collinsc67 | Reviewed this property |
the mountain water is much colder than you expect. I went in October, air and sun were very warm, we laid out in our suits, but the sliding rock water was ice cold, painful actually though I did brave it to do the slide... More
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mariaramirez33
25 September 2017|
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Response from apastworthtelling | Reviewed this property |
With adult supervision, it should be ok. We did not travel with young children.
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