Entry Fee is $20.00 per car (4 adults)
Meet in the Main Parking Lot at 9:00 a.m.
Park Opens at 8:00 a.m.
Bring a lunch and paint all day!
Average Temps 65 High/37 Low
Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land in 1910 under the Homestead Act. 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. 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. Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers.