Don't let the name fool you: Dead Horse Ranch State Park is actually a very pleasant place to visit. This Arizona state park is situated on 423 acres of rambling Verde Valley terrain. At an elevation of 3,300 feet, mild temperatures make for excellent hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and picnicking. The Verde River runs through this popular state park, along with a swath of the Coconino National Forest. Whether you're seeking a solitary retreat, or a great place for the next family reunion, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is the perfect place to explore Northern Arizona's scenic Verde Valley.