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Las Vegas , Nevada
August 10, 2006
I would highly recommend wearing aqua shoes, as the rocks are a bit slippery and you can fall onto the rocks and hurt yourself!
From journal Slide Rock Sedona
by wanderer 2005
September 9, 2005
The park was originally an apple orchard in the early 1900s and became a national park in 1985. The fees are $8 per vehicle, and try to have exact change, as it seems that none of the park rangers ever have any. You park your car at the top and trek about a third of a mile down a trail to the waters’ edge. There are some stairs involved to get to the rock, so wear good water shoes. The rocks are also slippery, so water shoes are a must. There are restroom facilities and drinking fountains throughout the park, as well as barbeque grills and picnic tables. There are several trails around for hiking if you’re interested, as well as a volleyball court on the trail down. There is a small market halfway down to the water, but I suggest bringing plenty of drinking water, snacks, a camera, and towels.
The park can get very packed in the summer months, but there is plenty of room for everyone. The water in the summer is usually a cool 66°F, while the temperature outside can reach 90°F, so this is a great place to cool off. In addition to the slide, there are plenty of places to wade in the water and swim. The park service actually tests the water for E-coli everyday to ensure visitors’ safety.
Located 7 miles north of Sedona off highway 89A, you’ll see the turnoff on the left to the parking area. There’s a Dairy Queen about a mile south if you want some munchies on the way.
Pets are allowed at the park, but not in the swim area. There are park rangers around to observe and make sure everyone is obeying the rules.
This is a great place to spend the day having a picnic or just sunbathing. Don’t forget the SPF.
From journal Spiritual Sedona
August 11, 2005
During our August trip, the swimming area began to get fairly crowded by late morning, so we arrived early morning and had a couple of hours of low-crowd conditions. There can be times that the swimming is closed due to water quality - there is a number to call to check the status before you go.
From journal Grand Canyon & Sedona - Aug 2005
March 31, 2005
From journal Best Vacation Ever
October 5, 2004
From journal Family Vacation
Merchantville, New Jersey
December 18, 2003
From journal Sedona, Ameripass stop 10
Saint Paul, Minnesota
December 6, 2003
Drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and picnic supplies are available at the (on-site) Sllide Rock Market. The site is an old apple orchard and farm begun by Frank Pendleton, a pioneer who came in 1907 to establish a unique irrigation system still in use. The old farmstead, implements, and orchard are open for viewing.
But the charm of the park is the water activities along the slick slide rock chute through the colorful rocks. Remember to bring water shoes to protect you feet and give traction on the wet rocks.
And bring a camera. 'Nuff said. Here's their website.
From journal Simply Sedona
August 1, 2003
From journal Sedona Arizona family vacation
July 20, 2003
There are three different trails. Pendley Homestead Trail is a paved quarter mile trail that shows the history of the homestead and the apple grove. It is easy.
Slide Rock Route follows Oak Creek. The short trail is the main access to the Slide Rock swim area. The water quality varies in some years and they close the water access, so please call this hotline before you come or you may be disappointed. We go every year and have had this happen only once, but it is a possibilty.
Water Quality Hotline: 602/542-0202
PLEASE NOTE the kids love the rock water slides, so bring water shoes and shorts. My 5-year-old slid the seat out of two pair of Levis this year--yes, totally gone!
Finally there is the Clifftop Nature Trail. It is a quarter mile trail with scenic views of the Slide Rock swim area.
From journal Red Rocks of Sedona