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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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  • Came to the park to see the cottonwoods reflections in the lakes, also checked out the campsites/cabins for future planning. This is a very nice state park.....daily fee $7  more »
  • Just had a family reunion with about 25 people and we used several cabins at Dead Horse as our base camp for excursions to Sedona, Jerome, and Fort Verde. A good location that allows camp fires in...  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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