Looking for a great trail in Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views 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 3 easy trails in Dead Horse Ranch State Park ranging from 1.4 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!

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The developed portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures that are ideal for camping, mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, hiking along the Verde River, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. A six-mile reach of the river is known as the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area. Its unique ecosystem, the Cottonwood and Willow riparian gallery forest, is one of less than 20 such riparian zones in the world. Life along the river changes with the seasons, giving visitors a glimpse of the numerous species of raptors, neotropical migrants, resident songbirds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

Creds: AllTrails Pro. 14.3 mi. $7 parking at Dead Horse Ranch. Started 8:am Tuesday 4 June 2019 CW. Recommend going counter clockwise to get quick elevation gain over with early in morning. 90% hike on top mountain range with full sun exposure. Only found 3 trees with shade. Drank 4 liters of water. Forecast 94F, felt like 110F! Not recommending hike during monsoon season!!! Keep getting caught in thunder and lightning storms when there’s not supposed to be one!!!. I’m done with these high ridge hikes during monsoon! Lot’s of mountain lion scatt so call out once in a while “Hey Cat”.

this is an easy and somewhat boring trail if you are walking. it has challenges for bikers. i recommend starting at lower Raptor lot for bikers. also there is a restroom and water fountain at the Lime Kiln area and not at lower raptor. hard core bikers may want a more challenging trail. if you park your car at one end you will need to walk on the main road for about a mile to the other lot. lower raptor parking lot is on Flycatcher road and Lime Kiln starts across from pond. little shade and no acccess to water on the trail for people with dogs.

this trail isn't so bad if you don't mind that day at the park type walk, I went in expecting some offroad trails but the path was nice and paved.

Little tougher than I expected but nice bumpy ups and down the hills

Well maintained easy to follow with plenty of trail markers along the way.

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no shade
2 months ago

This is an easy walk and well marked but there’s a not a lot to see. If you just want some exercise from the campsite then it’s worth it but I wouldn’t drive a long distance to get here. We walked from Tuzigoot National Monument by following the Tavasci Marsh trail, which made it an interesting 2 hour walk. If you have a National Parks pass but not a State Park pass, then park at Tuzigoot and walk through.

This was a fun night hike done from the camper doorstep. I was continuing on after loop completion to do another small loop but the wet snow was soaking in and I started to get too cold so I turned around.

Hell of a climb, technical, vast view

One our favorite places to walk the dog. Very easy, pleasant hike.

walking
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Not so much of a hike as a walk, but Wow! what a beautiful walk. Hubby did some fishing and there's a ton of birds to watch.

Def not hard at all, needs to be down rated to easy. Nice walk.

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Nice trail by the water and river.

mountain biking
Friday, April 01, 2016

gravel and rocks trail. Moderate climbing

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on Lime Kiln

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