Dead Horse Ranch State Park

675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326- Map It
(928) 634-5283

AAA Editor Notes

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is at 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd. The Ireys family, who bought the ranch in the late 1940s, chose the name after finding a horse skeleton on the property. Once the stomping grounds of Native Americans and Spanish conquistadors, the park now features Quetta Seed Pine Orchard; three stocked fishing ponds; trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding; and picnic areas overlooking the Verde River. Cabins, camping and trail rides are available. Boating is permitted; as the park does not provide boats, visitors may bring nonmotorized personal watercraft. Pets on leash are allowed. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$7 (per private vehicle, up to four passengers); $3 (per additional adult passenger in vehicle or individual arriving on foot or bicycle). Camping $20-$35 (per private vehicle). Cabins $60. Trail rides $65-$205 (per person). Reservations are required for cabins and group sites.
Hours: Park open daily dawn-dusk. Ranger station 8-4:30; closed Christmas.