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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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  • Average7%
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  • Terrible1%
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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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"cool off"
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"cliff jumping"
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"apple orchard"
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"swimming hole"
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"lots of fun"
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"oak creek canyon"
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"whole family"
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"natural beauty"
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"beautiful area"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The parking rate was $20 that day but I’ve heard it can be $30 per car as it fluctuates. A car full maxes out at 4 adults and then you are charged more. I assume you can have as many minors as you can fit...More

1  Thank pffchick
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Sliding rock swimming area was a huge hit with the kids. Great way to enjoy mountain run off water.

Thank KeithCera
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got there around 9:30 a.m. and there was plenty of places to park. The trail wasn’t hard to walk down and quite easy for the whole family. When other reviews say the water is cold...that is an understatement. Almost take your breath away cold....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Time was when Slide Rock offered a brisk adventure for the solitary traveler. Not any more. The park teems with people, especially on weekends, and the unauthorized parking on the side of Hwy 89A and hordes of daytrippers footing it to the falls makes for...More

Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Slide Rock State Park was awesome! The water was fresh and cold and the slides were super fun! The park was very clean and had plenty of restrooms, as well as a small general store on site. Don't forget water shoes, the rocks can get...More

Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Slide Rock State Park today and had a great time. It cost $20.00 to enter the park and I believe $30.00 on the weekends. I would recommend wearing shoes or good fitting water shoes, I lost count of how many people I saw...More

Thank crm502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A highlight of our trip for sure. Highly recommend going during the week and getting there on the early side. $20 per car of 4 M-Th, $30 F-Su (in the Summer). Cold water, but very refreshing on a hot day. Several 'slides' to ride. I...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourists trap! This place has been over crowded since the early 1980's. Doesn't seem like there is any crowd control. Advertised everywhere - especially in Sedona, yet I have never met a single person who has had a good experience here. Best to find another...More

1  Thank 624keeleym
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to arrive early am so you avoid the crowds. We got there before 9 am and had no issues. You can bring a picnic lunch if you like - we just planned a morning visit. Very clean and facilities are available. The Slide rock...More

Thank FLClams
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is gorgeous, usually many kids and the water is very cold! Even though the water is cold you will still have a great time sliding on the beautiful rocks. Great place for kids and adults.

Thank Maryann0129
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TucsonBorn
25 May 2018|
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Response from Rebelscumchic | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just arrive early as the parking lot gets filled quickly and you could waste time on that if you don’t go early.
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TucsonBorn
25 May 2018|
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Response from Ernest M | Reviewed this property |
Yes the slide rock area is a short walk (5-10min) on paved level trail from the parking area. At the tractor barn go right down the stairs.
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Ruthie M
9 May 2018|
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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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