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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
+1 520-634-5283
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Pretty Park

Great park for fishing,there are also hiking trails. Didn't see any wildlife when i visited and it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Conyers, GA
Beautiful park, bring a camera for the wildlife

$7 for a car of 4 and a nice day. You can bring a picnic. Beautiful views with lakes you can walk... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandi L
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A scenic park that belies its ominous name and is best known for bird watching, camping, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (19 reviews)
“verde river” (57 reviews)
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675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-3711
+1 520-634-5283
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park for fishing,there are also hiking trails. Didn't see any wildlife when i visited and it was too hot to hike, so I basically drove around and then let. Cost to get in is 7.00. Went down to see the Verde River, it was...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$7 for a car of 4 and a nice day. You can bring a picnic. Beautiful views with lakes you can walk all 3. You may see some eagles and wildlife. Horses too!

Thank Mandi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the best places to mountain bike. It is located about 30 minutes south of Sedona. I would highly suggest a clockwise route. Downhill is screaming fun.

Thank sundayfunnies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here with our toy hauler and had our Harley with us . very nice campground, great place to be located to rider out to alot of great places, like sedona,montezuma castle , the red rocks, Jerome, etc. cottonwood is a very nice town...More

Thank Gina503
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We honestly booked this cabin because it's all we could find for memorial day weekend. We were very pleasantly surprised! Clean, comfy, and quiet, lovely nature trails, and a great central location for Jerome, old town cottonwood, Sedona, and more! We're already planning our next...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to go for fishing or picnic. Nice for a group picnic where a large gathering can spread out and enjoy games and friendship. Pavilions for shade and eating. Good fishing if you use the right bait.

Thank Benjamin V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friend and I started our hike in the park & hiked Tavasci swamp to Tuzigoot monument. Nice hike. There are also 3 small lakes for fishing in this state Park. Very peaceful. Great if you are looking to enjoy nature & Verde River abutts the...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dead horse Ranch State park is an easy way to spend time by the river. There are a lot of camping spaces, but we were just there for the day. There are not any concessions, so bring your water and enjoy walking around the trails,...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at the Raven Loop with about 81 people total. The bathrooms were clean with hot water, showers and electricity. Camp hosts were wonderful. Because it's a loop with a Ramada in the middle you get a clear view around you so kids could...More

Thank pamkae
Reviewed 20 May 2017

So much to do here! Miles of hiking/biking/horse trails, fishing, birding, camping, picnicking, orienteering, and more. Just a couple miles out of town. Great place!

Thank Lee L
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Kristen C
We have children aged 4, 6 and 9 years old. Will they be able to do any horseback riding there? What are the rates? Thank you!
8 November 2016|
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Response from 984deannab | Reviewed this property |
They have a private company within the park,Trailhorse Adventures, that pony rides and trail rides ranging from 1hr to a day long adventure. One of the trails states fun for all ages, however, I don't think the little ones... More
Stephen F
Is there wifi available?
21 September 2016|
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Response from DnL_Adventures | Reviewed this property |
WHen we stayed last spring, I think our AT & T hot spot worked fairly well, if I remember correctly. But I do think that our cell phones (nd perhaps our Mi-Fi unit) may have had some difficulty. We did not go to the Visitor... More
Ate there any outfitters providing canoeing, paddle boarding or rafting?
25 July 2016|
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Hi Kathybay, we have concessionaires who rent out canoes and paddle boards. You can call the park directly at (928) 537-3680 for specific pricing of each rental. Please let us know if you have any other questions!