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Slide Rock State Park, Sedona: 26 reviews and 51 photos


Slide Rock State Park sprung up from simple beginnings. It was first a homestead by the Pendley Family who developed over 43 acres into a succesfull apple farm. Once the roads were eventually paved in 1938, the Pendley?s built cabins to attract vacationers and tourist alike. Not only did the river provide a wonderful source of water, but supplied the power to produce some electricity to run the ranch. Yet, one factor this park provides is the natural smoothness of the rocks form a natural water chute that children and adults alike enjoy, especially during the hot summers months. Even when we were here during November, a family in wet-suits, were enjoying the wonderful natural rocks, sliding down the river giggling away.

Web site: ?The park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the homestead. Visitors may slide down a slick natural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. The swim area is located on National Forest land which is jointly managed by Arizona State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service. Together these areas have seen the making of many Hollywood movies such as "Broken Arrow" (1950) with James Stewart, "Drum Beat" (1954) with Alan Ladd and Charles Bronson, "Gun Fury" (1953) with Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, and a scene from "Angel and the Badman" (1946) with John Wayne.?

Park hours:
January ? April: 8 am ? 5 pm
May: 8 am ? 6 pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend: 8 am ? 7 pm
September: 8 am ? 6 pm
October ? December: 8 am ? 5 pm

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $8.00
Individual/Bicycle: $2.00

Address: 6871 N. Highway 89A
Directions: From Phoenix take I-17 north to Hwy 179 west through Sedona to Hwy 89A north. Park is 7 miles north of Sedona. From Flagstaff: Take Hwy 89A, 20 miles south.
Phone: (928) 282-3034
Website: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/SLRO/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2009
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