Location

Red Rock Locator Map

Elevation 3,300 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 639-0312
Verde River Greenway
Dead Horse Ranch SP
2011-B Kestrel Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Facilities

Hiking Trails Equestrian Trails Biking Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 1 mile

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4248#

Fees

Pay Park Entrance Fee at Dead Horse Ranch SP
Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping:
Available at Dead Horse Ranch SP

Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Sept. 26, 2015.Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Sept. 26, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: 27th Annual Verde River Days 2015

September 26, 2015. Activities for the whole family + Solar Viewing and Star Party event!

Check back for more details soon!

The Greenway encompasses nearly 480 acres and is six miles long. The 3,300 foot elevation means mild temperatures for hiking along the Verde, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. Life along the river changes with the season, giving visitors a glimpse of great blue heron, black hawks, coyotes, raccoons, mule deer, beavers, ducks, frogs, and toads. The Verde River and surrounding riparian corridor support nearly twenty threatened or endangered species including river otter, southwestern bald eagles, southwestern willow flycatchers, and lowland leopard frogs.

Park & Natural AreaThe Verde River Greenway State Natural Area and Dead Horse Ranch State Park are located next to each other in Cottonwood, Arizona. The Natural Area conserves the land in its natural state, so you won’t find restrooms or modern camping facilities in the Natural Area.

Use Dead Horse Ranch State Park as your base camp to enjoy the hiking, canoeing, and natural surroundings of the Verde River Greenway. Please practice “Leave No Trace” ethics.


Friends of Verde River State Natural AreaThe most significant natural resource in the Greenway, besides the year-round flowing river, is the dense forest of riparian trees and shrubs along its riverbank. This Fremont Cottonwood & Gooding Willow Riparian Gallery Forest is one of five remaining stands in Arizona and one of 20 such stands in the world.

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