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.
The cozy villas of Junipine Resort are clustered in the forest outside Sedona, an 8-minute drive from Slide Rock State Park. Guests can drive to the Grand Canyon in 2 hours, and can enjoy outdoor activities all year round, from fishing and hiking in summer to skiing in winter at Arizona Snowbowl.
Situated in Sedona, this lodge is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Slide Rock State Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Stoneman Lake. Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona Art Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Sedona, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Stoneman Lake and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Slide Rock State Park. Sedona Art Center and Sedona Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in a rural location, this resort is close to Stoneman Lake and Slide Rock State Park. Area attractions also include Chapel of the Holy Cross and Sedona Art Center.
Situated in a rural location, this cottage is close to Stoneman Lake and Slide Rock State Park. Area attractions also include Chapel of the Holy Cross and Sedona Art Center.
Located in the heart of Sedona, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Exposures International Fine Art Gallery and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Chapel of the Holy Cross. Lanning Gallery and Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Uptown Sedona, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sedona Art Center and Sedona Oak Creek Chamber of Commerce. Mountain Trails Galleries and Kuivato Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km).
This hilltop hotel with red rock views is in the heart of Uptown Sedona, near shopping, dining, and tour-companies; the Tlaquepaque Arts Village and scenic Oak Creek are just minutes away.