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      State park outside of Cottonwood AZ with a nice network of XC trails.

      $7 day use fee per car.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Park
      Parsons Trailhead google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 4
      • 13
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 10, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      22
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Trails Horse
      5
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      46 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      4,302 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,506 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,819 ft
      Reports
      79
      Photos
      55
      Ridden Counter
      3,502

      Photos of Dead Horse Ranch State Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Bones
      50 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jul 3, 2021
      67 |
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      Feb 27, 2021
      trail: Thumper (131)
      83 |
      Jan 28, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Jan 28, 2021
      trail: Rust Bucket
      25 |
      Dec 8, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      Dec 8, 2020
      103 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 8:03am
      May 27, 2020
      84 |
      May 26, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      May 26, 2020
      trail: Bones
      258 |
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 9:27am
      Mar 25, 2018
      trail: Bones
      429 |
      Nov 29, 2015 @ 6:05pm
      Nov 29, 2015

      Videos of Dead Horse Ranch State Park Mountain Bike

      Dead Horse Ranch State Park MTB! Loop from...
      trail: Bones
      5:40 | 27 | Dec 14, 2021 , Cottonwood
      'LIME KILN' DH MTB Dead Horse Ranch State Park...
      5:40 | 12 | Dec 14, 2021 , Cottonwood
      'THUMPER' DH MTB! Dead Horse Ranch State...
      6:47 | 24 | Dec 14, 2021 , Cottonwood
      Scheurman Mountain Sedona, Arizona
      11:34 | 28 | Aug 25, 2021 , Cottonwood
      Lower smasher canyon suzuki samurai jeep cj
      4:28 | 548 | Mar 4, 2020 , Cottonwood

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1656199SoyalOviwishlisttrailBones
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 7:19am
      9 hours
      user #1511663robertelliswcommenttrailBill Ensign (182)
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 2:59pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      user #1148302msmcfateupdatetrailKish and 1 more
      Dec 30, 2021 @ 2:30pm
      Dec 30, 2021
      user #2793447kredmannaddvideo"THUMPER" DH MTB! Dead Horse Ranch State Park-Cottonwood, AZ!! and 2 more
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 4:20am
      Dec 14, 2021
      user #2829718KathleenpqdWyriddentrailBones
      Dec 12, 2021 @ 2:04pm
      Dec 12, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1511663robertelliswtrailBill Ensign (182)Above comment is not accurate. Lime to Cliff...
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 2:59pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      user #1266479Cyclopath1000trailThumper (131)This trail is optimized in a clockwise...
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Nov 30, 2021
      user #1474987SlomosapientrailBonesEnjoyed this climb.
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 2:14pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      user #541074jyouchatrailLime Kiln (Seg. 4)We rode this trail from Red Rock State Park to...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 7:13am
      Jun 14, 2021
      user #1770127reedrunner92trailBonesEnjoyable climb with views of Turzigoot...
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 12:48pm
      Mar 7, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Red Rock State Park 17 km
      Turkey Creek 5 17.5 km
      Blowout Wash 3 4 27.7 km
      Western Gateway 3 7 58 km
      Carroll Canyon 1 10 128.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2037 miles2,612 ft15 miles1,030 ft
      #1,382#741567913,008
      E-Bike24 miles459 ft3 miles381 ft
      6915
      Hike2246 miles4,301 ft18 miles1,506 ft
      #1,052#6467971
      Trail Running2246 miles4,301 ft18 miles1,506 ft
      #1,060#6457958
      Horse516 miles2,680 ft9 miles1,506 ft
      28
      Dirtbike/Moto24 miles459 ft3 miles381 ft
      281
      ATV/ORV/OHV24 miles459 ft3 miles381 ft
      281
      • By ACree & contributors
      • Admins: AZT, chainslapAZ, schillingsworth, jeffgicklhorn, jpmcghee, msmcfate, jsbryson12
      • #13196 - 4,267 views
      • dead horse ranch state park activity log | embed map of Dead Horse Ranch State Park mountain bike trails | dead horse ranch state park mountain biking points of interest

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