Where to Enjoy a Picnic in Sedona Verde Valley

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Summertime in Sedona Verde Valley is prime time for outdoor activities and relaxation, especially a picnic with delicious local delights! The mild weather, sunny skies, and numerous public outdoor spaces blend beautifully to provide SVV locals and visitors with plenty of places to chow down and enjoy summer.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park in Cottonwood that offers camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The developed portion of this park spans a whopping 423 acres! The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the wonderfully moderate temperatures that are perfect for mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, and more. Picnic tables are situated conveniently throughout the park, so stake your claim and eat up!

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education center in Sedona. Its rich and diverse habitat is a perfect place to enjoy snacks and nature. The park facilities are numerous and include wheelchair-accessible restrooms, a visitor center, picnic tables and several hiking trails.

White Bridge Picnic Site

White Bridge Picnic Site is a picnic area in Campe Verde on the southeast corner of the junction of State Route 260 and the Verde River. Although camping is not allowed here, visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, and of course picnicking.

Woodchute Wilderness

Woodchute Wilderness

Woodchute Wilderness

Woodchute Mountain in Jerome is the highest point in the Black Hills. It’s wrapped in a second growth pine forest, making it a cool place for a summer hike. It offers one of the most striking views of Sedona Verde Valley, extending from Perkinsville in the Verde Canyon to Camp Verde. With the intense changes in elevation of the Woodchute wilderness, the wildlife here is stunningly diverse. Black bears, elk, mountain lions, and bald eagles can be admired in this beautiful and tranquil area.