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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 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great time here. We have never been to any naturally occurring slides like this. Plus, it was our first day in Sedona so we were mesmerized by the red rocks. It was kind of an impulsive visit so we...More

Thank Carina R
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute blast for kids and adults! Everyone loved the slides. The teens & tween love jumping off the cliff. Water was chilly but perfect for a hot day. Beautiful surroundings!

1  Thank 196heathero
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have brought my hiking poles, as they would have aided me in this climb down into the canyon. For most, its not an issue, but it is rocky, steep, and slippery too. We went on a Thursday morning, and there were a million...More

1  Thank artqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of fun if you get there early. We got to the park right about when it opened. The later it got the more crowded it became. Make sure to wear denim shorts and a shirt over your swim suit otherwise the rocks might...More

1  Thank tripsarefunoneill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of those hot Sedona days this is an excellent place to pack an ice chest and take the family. Take strap on water sandals or shoes as this is rocky and slippery (they don't call it slide rock for nothing). Go early to...More

Thank Goodfoodperson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a beautiful sunny day early in the morning .10 am people were already there but it wasn't crowded. We left around 3pm.Entrance with a car cost $20 with is not bad for a family of 4.Parents and @ girls 14 and...More

Thank bea t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As another reviewer noted, arrive before 11:00 AM, or there won't be parking and you won't get in. This is just a beautiful area to play in the cold creek water, go down a slick water chute, and jump off a not-too-high cliff. Bring sunscreen...More

1  Thank sue820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a really warm day, so the park was full of people. It took almost 20 min to get in the park. But the guard was really nice and let kids go in without us. We didn't bring a tent but there were plenty...More

1  Thank kmjsc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That water took my breath away...it was that cold on the slide. But so refreshing in the hot weather. Wear non-slip water shoes. $20.00 entrance fee. Small store to buy snacks if you didn't bring any. Worth a visit.

1  Thank flipflops41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need to get away for the afternoon and relax, swim and enjoy the sun? This is the best get-away. Natural rock slides and refreshing river water centered in a well maintained state park that offers local history tour, full restrooms and picnic areas. We love...More

Thank TheSandyCrab
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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.
Isaiah S
22 June 2017|
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Response from safredtosa | Reviewed this property |
Our iphone overheating warning posted. Keep it in the shade.