Spring Break 2017 - Day 5: Slide Rock State Park

On day five we turned our journey northward back toward Utah.  We drove through Sedona, Arizona to make a stop at Slide Rock State Park before moving on to Lee's Ferry to set up camp for the night.
- Day 5 -
Thursday - April 6, 2017
After waking up and wrapping things in Casa Grande, including a stop at a tire center to have a tire that had separated get replaced, we turned our attention to the north.  We had never been to Sedona before, so we opted to take a slight detour from the freeway and drove on up and through Sedona.  It was packed with people and since we were already behind schedule, we just kept on driving through until we arrived at Slide Rock State Park further up Oak Creek Canyon.  

Once at Slide Rock State Park we jumped out to go dip our feet down in Oak Creek and see all the little waterfalls that give the park its name.

Waterfall at Slide Rock State Park

Waterfall at Slide Rock State Park


The girls


All the kids

Our family and some photo-bomber above

Slide Rock

Slide Rock

Slide Rock

Looking down Oak Creek from Slide Rock

Looking down Oak Creek


The park is also the site of the historic Pendley homestead where apples were the staple crop.

Pendley Homestead

The park made for a nice break from the driving.  Since it was getting late in the day and we had a lot more driving to do, it was time to get back on the road.

Back to the car

Our final destination for the night was Lee's Ferry where we were lucky enough to find an available campsite, despite arriving just after it had gotten dark.

Telling stories

Cooking dinner

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