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#10 of 43 state parks in Arizona

Best trails in Dead Horse Ranch State Park

251 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Dead Horse Ranch State Park ranging from 0.7 to 2.6 miles and from 3,300 to 3,477 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Due to its mild temperatures, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a great destination for camping, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, and just relaxing in and near the Verde River. Park Entrance Fees: Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00 Individual/bicycle: $3.00

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Map of trails in Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Park information
Acreage:
423 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(928) 634-5283
Helpful links
Top trails (8)
#1 - Dead Horse Ranch Lagoon Loop
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 42 m
Dead Horse Ranch Lagoon Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cottonwood, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#2 - Verde River to Lagoon Loop
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Verde River to Lagoon Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cottonwood, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#3 - Raptor Hill and Coconino Trail Loop
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
Raptor Hill and Coconino Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cottonwood, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
#4 - Lower Raptor, Thumper, Lime Kiln
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Lower Raptor, Thumper, Lime Kiln is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clarkdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#5 - Lower Raptor Hill and Bones Loop
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Lower Raptor Hill and Bones Loop is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clarkdale, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#6 - Lower Raptor, Upper Raptor, Rust Bucket and Bones Loop
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
Parking Fee: $7 at Dead Horse RanchShow more
#7 - Dead Horse Ranch via Forest Loop Trail
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
Dead Horse Ranch via Forest Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cottonwood, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#8 - Dead Horse Ranch Forest Loop Trail
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
Good for kids and dogsShow more