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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"
in 87 reviews
"slide area"
in 27 reviews
"ice cold"
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"cliff jumping"
in 21 reviews
"apple orchard"
in 20 reviews
"cool off"
in 43 reviews
"per vehicle"
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"entrance fee"
in 40 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 23 reviews
"pack a lunch"
in 19 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 46 reviews
"oak creek canyon"
in 66 reviews
"whole family"
in 31 reviews
"natural beauty"
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"beautiful area"
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"super fun"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for a gentle hike with a terrific view!! Not enough parking though. Was there on a beautiful sunny day.

Thank Fuschia40
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We made up our trip as we went and came upon this most amazing piece of America! We loved the park, the surroundings, the Creek(which was so much fun to hike along-too bad it wasn't warm enough to go in), and the efforts to keep...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a friday in February. Not crowded. No pets on the lower area by the river but the other trails ok. Go down the stairs and to the right to see the big pool under the bridge. I put my feet in the...More

Thank mytravel360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Slide Rock State Park. Going in February helps with there being little crowds. Bring a bathing suit when it’s warm.

Thank purplejwhayes
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 10.00. Beautiful. Wear tennis shoes for walking on the rocks and trail. You can go into the water. I didn't. Trail isn't that long. My Aunt and Sister didn't venture down on the rocks by the water. You can get pictures of...More

Thank 933cindyf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In our experience this part of the Canyon is the most picturesque area and therefore well worth the State park fee. Do take all of your trash out with you. So annoying to see soda cups left behind.

Thank IrishFan-80
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hesitant to go here because I don't like cold water, and some videos I saw on youtube looked like it could be very dangerous. My fiance was the first one to do the slide and he loved it! That gave me enough courage...More

Thank NiB621
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat experience, pretty area. We had fun watching all the kids trying out the natural slides and we finally decided to give it a try. Water is freezing and I wish I would have had water shoes, it’s really slippery. But we had fun!

Thank CourtneyExplores
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day of fun. Walked the trail and took pictures. It cost $10.00 to get in a it was money will spent. My husband and I always wanted to go and check it out and weren’t disappointed.

Thank Janet R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was just amazing & our trip to Arizona wouldn’t have been complete without it. The experience is magical especially for the likes of us from the UK as we don’t have anything like this to compare with so it’s a totally new experience...More

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Karen O
7 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
29 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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