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Slide Rock State Park

Swim down a natural water slide and explore a former pioneer homestead at this popular destination for outdoor fun.

Slide Rock State Park is a picturesque natural retreat in the middle of scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Within the park sits a 43-acre (17-hectare) apple farm and a historic homestead. Race down the famous Slide Rock water slide or hike through scenic woods. 

The park gets its name from its main attraction, the famous Slide Rock. This 80-foot (24.3-meter) stretch of slippery creek bottom acts as a natural water slide. Ride down the slide and plunge into deep clear pools. The flatter area of the creek is perfect for wading in and cooling off on a hot summer’s day.

Explore Pendley Homestead, the former home of Frank Pendley and his family, who acquired the land in 1910. Pendley’s pioneering irrigation system made him a rare farming success in the area and his methods are still used in the park today. Today, the homestead is one of the few remaining in the canyon area. See displays of antique farm equipment on the property. 

Slide Rock State Park is also a wonderful place to fish, swim and hike. Fish for rainbow trout in Oak Creek. The park offers two short and simple hiking trails. One travels along the water, while the other winds through the woods along the canyon. Spot native wildlife, such as white-tailed deer and bald eagles.

The park has also been a featured location in numerous Hollywood Westerns from the 1950s. Look for it in well-known films such as Broken Arrow starring James Stewart and Gun Fury starring Rock Hudson and Donna Reed.

Slide Rock State Park is just a 10-minute drive north from Sedona. During summer, Slide Rock is extremely busy and the parking lot often fills up by early afternoon. Arrive early to avoid the crowds. The park is open daily during daylight hours. There is a small entry fee per vehicle. If you visit in autumn, attend the annual apple festival and taste the many varieties of apples grown at the park.


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Junipine Resort $198
Junipine Resort

Junipine Resort

8351 N Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated on a river, this romantic condo building is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Oak Creek Canyon and Coffee Pot.

    Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 4
    Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 4

    Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 4

    Sedona, AZ
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

      Oak Creek Canyon Cottage: Cozy and Scenic, Minutes From Downtown Sedona
      Oak Creek Canyon Cottage: Cozy and Scenic, Minutes From Downtown Sedona

      Oak Creek Canyon Cottage: Cozy and Scenic, Minutes From Downtown Sedona

      Sedona, AZ
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Sedona, this romantic cottage is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Cool off in the Canyon/ Cabin 1 W/private Patio and Creek Access
        Cool off in the Canyon/ Cabin 1 W/private Patio and Creek Access

        Cool off in the Canyon/ Cabin 1 W/private Patio and Creek Access

        Sedona, Arizona
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

          Cool off in the Canyon/creek Cabin 2 W/private Creek Access
          Cool off in the Canyon/creek Cabin 2 W/private Creek Access

          Cool off in the Canyon/creek Cabin 2 W/private Creek Access

          Sedona, Arizona
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Modern Cozy Cabin 9 Next to Slide Rock
            Modern Cozy Cabin 9 Next to Slide Rock

            Modern Cozy Cabin 9 Next to Slide Rock

            Sedona, AZ
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 3
              Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 3

              Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 3

              Sedona, AZ
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 5
                Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 5

                Destination @ Oak Creek Cabin 5

                Sedona, AZ
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Sedona, this romantic cabin is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Slide Rock State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sedona Art Center and Midgley Bridge. Oak Creek Canyon and Kuivato Gallery are also within 9 mi (15 km).