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10 Facts About Slide Rock State Park

Cheyenne Reed

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Slide Rock is an excellent natural place to visit when you’re around Sedona. Here are 10 interesting facts about this amazing place.

1) Slide Rock State Park is 7 Miles North of Sedona

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Flickr User Matt Penny

We all know how beautiful Sedona is, so it only bodes well that this attraction is nearby.

2) It was Originally the Pendley Homestead

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Flickr User h Willome

Frank L. Pendley received the land in the Homestead Act of 1910, and it became a state park in 1987.

3) They Grow Apples Here!

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Though Pendley kept livestock and grew some other produce, the main crop produced on Pendley Homestead was apples. You can find around 300 apple trees in the orchard even today!

4) Frank L. Pendley Created an Innovative Irrigation System

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Flickr User Tony Dang

They still use it today! Water from Oak Creek travels along long, aluminum pipes to refresh the apple trees during hot Arizona summers.

5) The Park Covers 43 Acres

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Flickr User Linda

Plenty to explore!

6) Pendley Also Built Rustic Cabins on the Property in 1933

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Flickr User Maureen_Posik

As more and more people became interested in the canyon, he wanted to accommodate visitors.

7) You Can Slide Down Slide Rock

Flickr User Linda
Flickr User Linda

Slide Rock is a stretch of naturally smooth creek bottom that is the perfect place to slide into the water if you’re looking to cool down!

8) The Swimming Area is on National Forest Land

Stream water rolling over rocks in Arizona. 
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This means that both the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona State Parks work together to take care of the park.

9) Slide Rock Has Been Featured in Several Movies

Stagnant clean water reflects the red Sedona mountains.
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You may have seen it in classics like “Broken Arrow, “Drum Beat,” “Angel and the Badman,” or “Gun Fury.”

10) Slide Rock is One of Only a Few Homesteads Left

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Just one more reason to plan your visit! 🙂

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