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Slide Rock State Park

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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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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended in the middle of the week specially. Got a bit crowded on the weekend. Bring your own food and lots of water

1  Thank IcelandicAdventure
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

So much fun to be had here. Natural water park. You can slide down rocks and jump cliffs. The water is freezing so get ready to hold your breath, Amazing fun.

Thank visor10
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

If you go during picking season you can pick apples from trees. the stream is a good place to chill in the Arizona summers.

Thank Meher Kiran N
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed an afternoon at this park. Being from upstate N.Y., we enjoyed the beautiful red rock scenery which we don't have back home. The water was cool and refreshing. This is a great place to go if you are into the...More

Thank Kelli P
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Grabbed an old pair of jeans and headed for the chute at Slide Rock. The natural cut in the bed rock made a perfect slide and the cool water an escape from the summer heat. Beautiful no mater what.

Thank MoBDick
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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here on our first day in Sedona. The temps are cooler now so we came in the afternoon. Parking is $10 per car. Once parked you walk about 1/4 mile to the rocks. There is a market and restrooms. My kids are 6&9....More

3  Thank JD_pgh
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

It is a state park so senior pass does not count. $20 entry fee per car. Expensive unless you are there to swim with a car load of kids ... A beautiful creek with interesting rock formations, unfortunately it butts up against the hwy. Hiking...More

1  Thank GoLindaGo
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was my first stop in Sedona. Its a neat quick spot to explore. Neat little park area that you can include with Red Rock State park and achieve them both in a day!

Thank Bryan D
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

Husband and I stopped here going from Flagstaff to Sedona for the day. It was overcast and a little rainy, but that didn't deter us. It was beautiful and people were still swimming in the deeper parts. It was a nice walk from the parking...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2016

Everything along 89a is scenic and photographic, so you'll want to allow plenty of time for stops or prioritize your pull-offs. I would rank this on the lower end of scenic spots so with limited time or fleeting daylight then Oak Creek Canyon will be...More

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Ruthie M
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area there, just arrive fairly early.
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Response from travelwriter52 | Reviewed this property |
America the Beautiful pass I assume is the Federal Interagency Pass which is only good at National parks, recreation, forest, blm areas.
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