June 2008

’Live’ Trail Horses Offer Rides To RVers,
Campers At Dead Horse Ranch State Park

"Trail Horse Adventures," owned by Jess and Judy Dominguez, Jamie Perez and Jesus Castillo, and managed by G.W. Woolstenhulme, is now offering trail horseback rides inside Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

Experienced cowboys lead three different trail ride packages along the Verde River. Most of the ride will take place in the shade and near the water to keep you cool.

There are one-hour, two-and-a-half hour and three-hour rides available. The cost is  $70 to $136, depending on the amount of time, and the three-hour ride does include lunch.

Ride hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. There is a limit of six people per wrangler.

There are height and weight restrictions, and riders must be at least 7-years-old. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations do guarantee your spot.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park offers hiking, fishing and camping with electric, non-electric sites, and cabins now available by reservation.

For more information about the Trail Horse Adventures, call (928) 634-5276. For more information about fishing and camping, call Dead Horse Ranch State Park at (928) 634-5283.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located in Cottonwood. From I-17 take (exit 287) Hwy 260 to Cottonwood. Hwy. 260 intersects with 89A/Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and proceed to North 10th Street. Turn right (north) on North 10th Street. Continue on North 10th across the Verde River Bridge to the park entrance.

Park Entrance Fee is $6 per vehicle for up to four adults, each additional adult is charged $2 each. (There is no charge for children).

A $2-per-person entrance fee applies to pedestrians, equestrians and bicyclists. Arizona State Parks Annual Pass is available for $50 (some restrictions apply) and Premium Annual Pass is sold for  $125.

For more information about Arizona State Parks call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free [800] 285-3703) or visit www.azstateparks.com.