ARIZONA STATE PARKS: For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518 or Monica Enriquez at (602) 542-6997. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov
(Phoenix, Arizona - October 1, 2013) - Dead Horse Ranch State Park will offer Sunday Nature Walks at 9 a.m. on October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 and on November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013.
Nature Walks last for one to two hours. The guided hikes will meander along riparian areas or stroll through the high desert trails within the park. Hikers need to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and a hat. Says hike leader Ranger Margie Sanchez, "You might want to bring binoculars and a camera, too. These hikes are a great opportunity for wildlife sightings and photo ops." Hikes start at various places throughout the park - inquire at the gate for starting points.
For more information, call Dead Horse Ranch State Park at 928-634-5283. You can also email Ranger Sanchez at msanchez(at)azstateparks.gov with questions. The day-use fee of $7 applies, or Annual Passes are accepted. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $30 depending on the type of camping site needed. Cabins are also available for $55 but reservations must be made well in advance. Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or by calling (520) 586-2283 between 8am and 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) seven days per week.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across the Verde River from the community of Cottonwood. It is centrally located near several major population centers such as Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Prescott.
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite or cave tour reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.