Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

With over 400 acres of land surrounding the Verde River and 10 miles of trails, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful place to relax, play, and explore your soothing natural surroundings. Read More

  • Enjoy swimming, canoeing, fishing in the Verde River. 
  • Discover a number of hiking trails and pristine camping spots. 
  • Explore the park’s rare wildlife habitat, the Verde River Greenway.

What can I do and see at Dead Horse Ranch State Park?

Dead Horse Ranch’s mild year-round temperatures and proximity to the Verde River make it an ideal site for hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, and camping.

You may also explore a portion of the park known as the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area. Here you will see many different species of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. There is no camping or facilities in this area in order to preserve the integrity of this unique wildlife habitat.

Where is Dead Horse Ranch State Park?

The park is located in Cottonwood, just 30 minutes from Sedona.

From Sedona, drive west on Hwy 89a for about 16 miles, turn right onto Mingus Ave, right onto Main St, right onto 10th St, and take the 2nd right onto Dead Horse Ranch Rd.

When is Dead Horse Ranch State Park open?

The Park is open year round.

How much does Dead Horse Ranch State Park cost?

  • Day Pass 1 vehicle: $7
  • Day Pass individual/bicycle: $3
  • Camping Non Electric/Tent: $20
  • Camping Electric: $30-$35
  • Camping Cabin: $60

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call (928) 634-5283 or visit their website.