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“Excellent”

Slide Rock State Park
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US$272.27*
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Cathedral Slot Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Glen Dam Tour
Ranked #19 of 156 things to do in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Do not skip this natural phenomenon. It is awesome the best way to go is with some sort of floatations in order to keep you from possibly banging around if wTer moving quick or low. Nothing else like it!!!!

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Not anyone's fault, oh yeah that's right! The idiot human who lit the fire to begin with is at fault. Unfortunately, we did not get to go because of its closing. We had planned on a whole day, but we're sadly disappointed.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Because of the forest fires and the monsoon season, the park was closed to the public. We had gone a few years before with my son and it was packed. They regulate how many people can enter the park. We went early in the day and we didn't have much trouble getting in. It is a nice swimming hole (water was cold) and the rock slide (where the park gets its name) was fun.

3  Thank Barbvan
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Although this area has been closed due to fire damage, I can assure you that Mexicans are not the issue and by all means please visit!!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stopped by Slide Rock State Park as we drove into Sedona this past weekend. We knew that swimming was not allowed because of the recent fires but wanted to see what they area looked like and it was time for a much-needed potty break for our toddler. When we drove in, we asked the ranger if we could park to use the restrooms and not have to pay a fee. She said that would be fine, and we took our time stretching our legs, walking around a bit, and then continued on our way. The ranger who we spoke to was friendly and we can't wait to go back to Slide Rock State Park when it opens again for swimming.

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