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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
+1 928-282-3034
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our way from Flagstaff to Sedona, we stopped to take a quick hike. The red rock was beautiful. There's a beautiful river to walk along. A helicopter was overhead transporting metal beams, it was fun to watch. Definitely worth the time to experience.

Thank C-SoBa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great spot glad we stopped by. This place is great but be forewarned that this is ice cold water and I mean it. Some good cliff diving into deep pools. Make sure you stop by if you are anywhere near this place especially...More

Thank michael p
Reviewed yesterday

This was fun, it's a bit of a walk from parking area. There is a fee for entrance, I believe $10 per car. they have a gift shop onsite where snacks can be purchased. The slide is fun, but the water was super cold (only...More

Thank collinsc67
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had an awesome time. It’s beautiful, clean & so much fun sliding on the rocks in the freezing cold water in September. So invigorating!

Thank Merri C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Slide Rock State Park is a unique experience. The park itself is not huge so there isn't a ton of hiking options other than the main slide rock area. The area itself is a beautiful, natural wonder that would make for a fine place for...More

Thank Alyssa D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Recommend on tripadvisor a while back and so thought we had to take a look. All the fun of a water park and the fresh air of a natures walk combined. Perfect way to cool to cool off in the water and then dry off...More

1  Thank Martyn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery for this place is amazing and truly breathtaking, shame the weather wasn't better as we would of appreciated it a bit more but the nature water stream was brilliant. After siking myself up I finally plunged down the water stream, through the rapids...More

Thank Lewis H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Water was cold and would have been perfect in summer. The natural slide rock formation was a hit with the family and the cold didn’t stop them. The slide rocks were a little to deep to truly slide and more of a water shoot than...More

Thank foodisourlife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on route to Sedona and it was worth every second. I wish we had our swimming trunks and costumes as it would have made my dad to play in the river

Thank Trekker_Al
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When planning our trip we knew that slide rock was a place we had to visit. We only had to pay for parking. One fee per car. Lots of places to have a picnic. There are bathrooms and a gift shop. From the parking lot...More

Thank Ivy H
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25 September 2017|
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Response from JanetQd | Reviewed this property |
It looks a bit daring for very young kids.
Debra H
28 June 2017|
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Response from rai473 | Reviewed this property |
no but you have to pay to park. It seems like they change the parking fees regularly.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
Seemed pretty safe to me. Would lock my valuables in the glove box however.