Outdoors in Cottonwood
If the outdoors are calling, answer the call in Cottonwood! Cottonwood is home to Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Located less than two miles from Old Town, this state landmark has earned a reputation as a favorite fishing hole, bird lover’s paradise, and hiker’s dream. With trails meandering through sycamore and Cottonwood trees along the banks of the Verde River, Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a jewel in the center of Cottonwood all year round.
Don't stop there, continue the exploration on foot, bicycle, horseback, or ATV. Explore these opportunities and vendors to make the most of your outdoor adventure in Cottonwood!
State Parks, Monuments & Forests
Coyote Trails Golf Course
1480 W. Anna's Ave.
668 S. Airpark Rd., Hangar #3
928-499-3080 or 844-LUV-2FLY
Leighnor Aircraft provides aircraft rentals, flight instruction and discovery flights at Cottonwood Municipal Airport.
Secret Mountain Tours
1935 S. Bonita Circle
Showtime Sportz is an organization that puts on sports events to include tournaments, as well as leagues.
P.O Box 2337
Verde Valley Bicycle Company
743 N. Main St.
Vortex ATV Rentals
551 N. Main St.
551 N. Main St.
Conservation, Preservation, & Information
We can't expect the beauty around us to stay that way if we don't take care of it. We recommend connecting with these groups and organizations to stay informed with conservation efforts, volunteer opportunities, and to learn more about our beautiful surroundings.
"The Verde River is one of Arizona’s few remaining flowing rivers. The river and its tributaries, such as Granite Creek, Sycamore Creek, Oak Creek, and Fossil Creek, provide lush corridors of life as they wind their way through beautiful, iconic, and arid landscapes. The Verde River system is an environmental and cultural treasure for local communities, the state of Arizona, and beyond. Friends of the Verde River envisions a healthy, flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our natural environment, vibrant communities, and quality of life for future generations. We work collaboratively for a healthy, flowing Verde River system. Visit VerdeRiver.org for more information."
“To promote the understanding and appreciation of birds and other wildlife and the conservation and restoration of their natural habitats.” Visit northernarizonaaudubon.org for more information.