Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a real gem in Arizona’s park system. Located in the Verde River Valley near Sedona, this park has access to all the outdoor adventures that the area offers.
The park has an excellent campground and eight rustic cabins for rent, and it makes a great base camp for exploring the Sedona area. Beyond that, there is a wealth of recreational options and resources in the park to keep campers busy. How about disc golf, picnicking, hiking on more than 20 miles of trails, boating and fishing on small lagoons, horseback riding with an on-site outfitter, a playground for the kids, paddling on the Verde River, great birdwatching, and one of the premier paved bike trails in central Arizona? This park is truly an outdoor playground.
The 20-mile network of hiking trails within the park is made up of several short trails that interlink, but a few of the trails are longer:
For day users, there are 11 fully reservable ramadas for picnicking groups and several other picnic areas along the river and alongside the three lagoons. All in all, this is a wonderful multi-use park for a wide variety of outdoor adventure lovers.