Dead Horse Ranch

Cottonwood, AZ

3.0-Hour Score-O

Saturday, April 15, 2023

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(See who is registered)
(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, Apr 13, 11:59 PM)
[image:O flag] Dead Horse Ranch Directions
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Summary: Saturday, April 15, 2023: Dead Horse Ranch
Time Event Location
Saturday, 7:00 AM Check-in/Registration Opens Dead Horse Ranch
Saturday, 7:30 AM First Time to Start Score-O Dead Horse Ranch
Saturday, 10:00 AM Last Time to Start a Course Dead Horse Ranch
Saturday, 1:00 PM All Courses Close Dead Horse Ranch


Note: There is an entrance fee to enter the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The entrance fee is separate from fees for the orienteering event. Please consider car pooling to reduce the cost to enter the park.


We're excited to offer another day of navigation fun at the beautiful Dead Horse Ranch State Park next to Cottonwood, Arizona. On Saturday, April 15, we're offering a 3-hour Score-O in the hills and canyons surrounding the park. The Score-O is a longer event with participants traveling to as many destinations as possible within the two-hour time limit. We get a special treat this year as the Score-O will extend into Coconino National Forest lands north of the park. The map will present some challenging navigation to avoid areas with difficult terrain.

The Score-O starts from the parking area and the end of Flycatcher Road. The event extends into Coconino National Forest north of the park.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located along the banks of the Verde River on the north side of Cottonwood, AZ. With abundant water and scenic mountain landscapes nearby, the park is filled with a variety of birds and mammals. Three lagoons inside the park offer visitors an opportunity for fishing. The orienteering terrain is rugged with rocky scrub forest, deep washes and ravines, cliffs, and other topographic challenges. We hope you'll take some time from your busy schedules to join us to explore the area.

Pre-Registration and Fees

The Dead Horse Ranch State Park event is part of the larger Central Arizona Weekend in Cottonwood and Prescott, AZ. Pre-regisration for the two events is handled through this pre-registration link.
(Pre-registration deadline: Thu, Apr 13, 11:59 PM)

Note 1: Pre-registration/Pre-pay is not required for the Central Arizona events, but onsite registration is more expensive. To save on registration fees, please consider pre-registering and pre-paying for the event.

Note 2: Orienteering Club Member price: $5/event/person. Non-Member Price: $10/event/person. Onsite: $20/event/person for both members and non-members.

Parental Consent:

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)

All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.

What to Bring:

Whistle Mandatory for all.
Compass Please bring your own compass. We may have some extras laying around, but our extras may have annoying bubbles in the compass fluid.
Water bottles. We will not provide water on the course. We strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sunscreen There is little to no shade on the course.
Sturdy hiking shoes and long pants Recommended. You may encounter cactus, cat claw, and loose terrain.