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“Beautiful view but cold this day”

Slide Rock State Park
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$272.27*
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Cathedral Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Dam Tour
Ranked #19 of 157 things to do in Sedona
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 17, 2012

I am sure this would be a fun spot in the summer, but we visited in January, so enjoyed the views only

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

It's a place you will never forget....really calm and soothing. Best time to travel would be the springtime!

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Very busy in the summer. Go early in the day otherwise parking is limited. Water is cold but feels refreshing in the summer. Smaller slide area of younger children and go upstream to larger slide area and jumping rock area. Hike further upstream and see more of actual Oak Creek Canyon. Recommend water shoes as the rocks can be slippery. Suggest wearing shorts or something over bathing suit. Definitely bring extra clothing and cooler with food and drink.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

I really liked the ride and thrill of it all, but you can get a bad rash, or get hurt. You will be making a risk, but if your alright then you most likely will enjoy this experience.

Thank YoungTraveler101
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

We visited on our previous trip It is still quite memorable. It was too cold to ride the slide rock in December (darn). It is a natural waterslide through red rocks that goes on and on. It pauses here and there for pools, and then you go on to the next one. So amazing and beautiful in the middle of tis incredible natural red rock area. Bring your kids and a picnic.

Thank Ellen A
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