People who are thinking about buying Sedona horse property are probably wondering where they can ride their horses. Newcomers to Sedona might be wondering the same thing. Fortunately, there are many miles of trails that are suitable for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Sedona and the surrounding area are blessed with hundreds of acres of national parks and national forests. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is close to Cottonwood homes and only a short drive from any Sedona horse property.
Riders from Cottonwood Homes Enjoy Lime Kiln Trail
Many of the trails are shared-use, so horses are welcome. Lime Kiln Trail is a local favorite. The 15-mile pathway connects Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Red Rock State Park. It includes a part of the historic Lime Kile Wagon Road. Riders on this part of the trail will go past the remains of a kiln that was built in the 1800s. This kiln was used to burn limestone and create lime to use as an ingredient for mortar used in fireplaces and chimneys. The same road was later expanded and connected Sedona and Jerome. It’s a fascinating part of Sedona history, so be sure to make time to see the old kiln.
Sedona horse property owners who would like some expert information on the trail system should book a guided trail ride. Opt for a one-hour or two-hour ride. Either way, riders will go through the beautiful Verde River Greenway. Along the way take in stunning views of lagoons, the Verde River, and Dead Horse Ranch. This is an excellent way to get to know the trails, which are best for more experienced riders. Always check the weather before leaving on your ride. Bring plenty of water for you and your horse, wear a hat, and bring snacks. It’s also a good idea to let someone know when you’re heading out on the trail and when you expect to be back.
Learn more about Dead Horse Ranch State Park online.