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Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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Despite its distinctive name, Dead Horse Ranch is situated amidst an abundance of life along the Verde River. A six-mile reach of the river is known as the Verde River Greenway. Its unique ecosystem, the Cottonwood / 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.

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.

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Review Date
June 25, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Bruce ,  Weekend Warrior

I rode this trail often over the winter last year while on a 3 month contract in Cottonwood. This trail really grew on me. It's definitely a fast and flowing ride with enough technical bits to keep you honest. A few good climbs. Occasional hikers and horseback riders on the trail, but for the most part it is not a busy trail. The trail surface is fairly smooth with some short sandy sections and a few rocky bits. Good fun.

Recommended Route:
Fun either way.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Many trails just a short drive to Sedona, and there are many!!

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