MTB Project Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email

BEST OF PHOTOS PHONE APPS FORUM DEALS search

Dead Horse Ranch State Park Ride

Consensus:    (details)
 4.0 from 1 vote
  Intermediate from 1 vote
Your Opinion:
Stars:  
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #7 in Cottonwood
#34 in Arizona
#499 Overall
Featured Ride near ,  
“A little known trail that can compete with Sedona.”
Hillary Mathis on Jul 26, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
13.9 Miles 80% Singletrack 1,211’ Ascent -1,210’ Descent 3,319’ Low 4,302’ High
Overview
The upper part of this trail is new and waiting for people to break it in. The entire trail is exposed and best ridden in the spring and fall. The uphill sections of the trail are fairly smooth. Thumper trail is fast and flowy. Lime Kiln is a blast going down, even with the few techy sections. Limme Kiln is all rideable for intermediate and advanced riders with a couple parts that beginners may have to walk.
Need To Know
There is a $6/day fee to drive into Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The trail is at the far end of the tent camping area.
Description
The trail is best ridden starting the lower loop in a clockwise direction and riding the trail as a figure eight. All the lower trails are marked with signs. Start your ride on the Lower Raptor Hill trail. This will be all climbing. Continue on the Upper Raptor Hill trail. When you get to the top you'll turn on to Rusty Bucket. Be prepared for a bumpy downhill.

Rusty Bucket ends on a jeep road. Take this down to the center of the 8 and continue on Thumper. Thumper is fast and flowy. Have a blast.

Take Thumper to Lime Kiln and blast back down to the park. There is a little spur called Rattlesnake Wash Overlook Spur towards the end, off of Lime Kiln, that has a nice view looking south.
Contacts
Land Manager: Arizona State Parks
Blackburn - Camber CF Cage
$49.95
25% off
$37.46
at Backcountry
Kenda - Slant Six Cyclocross Tire
$49.95
30% off
$34.99
at Jenson USA
Geax - Aka 27.5 in. Tire
$54.99
18% off
$44.99
at Jenson USA
K-Edge - Dirt-3 Chain Catcher
$40.00
15% off
$34.00
at Backcountry
Portland Design Works - Speed Metal Grips
$40.00
30% off
$28.00
at Backcountry
Troy Lee Designs - Ace Jersey - Men's - Men's
$67.95
50% off
$33.98
at Competitive Cyclist
Troy Lee Designs - Moto Shorts 2013
$86.00
34% off
$56.95
at Jenson USA
Endura - Outlet: Endura Mighty Mitts
$29.99
54% off
$13.94
at Jenson USA
Yeti Cycles - 303 WC Mountain Bike Frame
$3299.95
20% off
$2639.96
at Competitive Cyclist
NiteRider - MiNewt Mini 350 Light
$89.95
15% off
$76.45
at Backcountry
Bell - Influx Helmet 2013
$65.00
38% off
$39.99
at Jenson USA
2Xu - Cycle Women's Knickers
$139.95
60% off
$55.98
at Competitive Cyclist
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!
Forecasting the weather...
Recent Conditions
  -none-
Add a Condition Report | View All »
COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.6 (5)
An all-encompassing loop with some moderate riding, some challenging riding, ...
near Sedona, AZ
4.5 (2)
The best introduction to the red rocks and magnificent views of Sedona.
near West Sedona, AZ
4.0 (1)
A fun, quick loop around Doe Mountain, worthy of a few laps.
near Sedona, AZ

GEAR YOU NEED
YOU AND THIS RIDE
Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
  -none-
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Dead Horse Ranch State Park Ride
 2.3 from 3 votes
Rattlesnake Wash Overlook (Cottonwood-Verde Village, AZ)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC Terms | Privacy | About Us