Arizona is a state found in the western region of the United States. It is often grouped in the southeastern states and sometimes the mountain subregions. It is the 14th most populated and the 6th largest state in the country. Phoenix is capital and largest city in Arizona. This state shares the Four Corners Region with Colorado to the northwest, Utah to the north, and New Mexico to the east. Some of the neighboring states include California and Nevada to the west and the Mexican states of Baja California and Sonora to the south.
The southern region of Arizona is known for its desert-like climate, with very mild winters and hot summers. On the other hand, the northern region of the state features forests of Douglas fir, pine, and spruce trees. It also has the mountain ranges such as the popular San Francisco Mountains and Colorado Plateau. This region also contains deep, large canyons with significant winter snowfalls and moderate summer temperatures.
There is also have access to world-class resorts in the areas of Tuscon, Alpine, and Flagstaff. Apart from the globally-recognised Grand Canyon National Park, one of the world’s seven wonders, there are plenty of other monuments, national forests, and state parks.
Introduction to the State Park
This is a developed state park that seats on 423 acres. It is found 3300 ft above the ground, explaining the mild temperatures that excellent for mountain biking and camping. You can also do hiking along the Verde River and participate in other activities like fishing, picnicking, canoeing, or wading in cool water. The Verde River Greenway State Natural Area is located only six miles away. The Dead Horse Ranch State Park has a unique ecosystem with an outstanding riparian zone. Depending on seasons, activities along the river keep changing. This gives you a glimpse of the wide range of raptors, resident songbirds, neotropical migrants, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and mammals.
Other Attractions Close to the Park
While staying here, you will have an opportunity to explore nearby state parks like Jerome State Historic Park located 9 miles away, the Red Rock State Park found 18 miles away and the Fort Verde State Historic Park located within 15 miles.
- Phone Number: (928) 634-5283
Address and Directions
- Address: 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road Cottonwood, AZ 86326
How to Make Reservations
You can make reservations by calling the park office or use the online method. The charges at this state park vary according to seasons. The best time to visit is during late winter and early summer.
Main Activities and Attractions
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback riding