Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood

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State Park · Nature / Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, on the Verde River in an area known as the Verde River Greenway. Located at approximately 3,300 feet (1,000 m) elevation, Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres (1.71 km2) of land with 10 miles (16 km) of hiking trails, 150 campground sites and several picnic areas, along with 23 group camping sites. It also offers trailhead access to the Dead Horse Trail System, located on adjacent Coconino National Forest land. The ranch was originally named by the Ireys family, who sold the land to the state of Arizona to become a state park.
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  • What a beautiful place with lots of hiking trails! I walked several trails and around the lagoons. I also visited the old cemetery. All of it was pretty neat and the hiking was good (various...  more »
  • After a trip up north, we chose to hike along the lagoon and then sit under the trees and read our Kindles. It could not have been more peaceful and relaxing. The park is well kept and totally safe.  more »
  • Neat park. We only accessed the park because we wanted to use the trails that start here. My husband had a great bike ride and I had a great hike. The campground looked wonderful, and I'd love to take a horseback trail ride some day. One of the fishing ponds was being stocked while we were driving by - they don't mess around! Lots of fish going in. Neat place all around.
  • Great place to hang for the day or camp and fish clean restrooms have a fish cleaning station ,horseback, hiking, bird watching, canoeing. It's perfectly priced great for family outing to being by yourself. If you lucky you'll see eagles.

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