• Tourism Guide to Cottonwood

  • Located in the "heart" of Arizona, the Verde Valley is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona's high country. Surrounded by the red rocks of Sedona, Mingus Mountain elevating to 8,000' to the west, and the Mogollon Rim stretching north and east, its low elevation of 3,300' and moderate climate is enjoyed year-round.

    With its state parks, historic sites and enticing attractions, the Verde Valley offers activities for all ages. There is an assortment of hotels, RV Parks, campgrounds and restaurants to choose from, all within close proximity to the parks, attractions, wineries and Old Town Cottonwood. Plan to stay a few days; you will need them to see all there is throughout the Verde Valley.

    Ancient civilizations, with their unique history and cultures, are here to explore. More than 100 species of birds reside at Dead Horse Ranch State Park and Native American history abounds at Tuzigoot National Monument. To learn even more about what there is to do and see - View Sedona Verde Valley Tourism Council site.

    Scenic beauty and recreational opportunities will thrill the adventurer, and the many fine shops and galleries located in Old Town, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Sedona, Cornville and Jerome will easily appeal to the shoppers.

  • Verde Valley Wine Trail, The Verde Valley Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of exquisite wines. The wineries and tasting rooms offer a variety of skillfully crafted wines to satisfy any wine taster's palate. Every winery has its own unique personality and distinct wines for visitors to discover at each stop along the Wine Trail.

  • Clemenceau Heritage Museum, Rooms and display cases filled with artifacts focus on MuseumVerde Valley history. The Railroad Room depicts miles of railroad during the early mining and smelting days. Volunteers and donations keep the museum operating. Two major fund-raisers during the year include the annual Zeke Taylor Barbecue in November and the Crafts American Style Show in February. 928.634.2868. Wed.: 9am-noon. Fri.-Sun.: 11am-3pm. Closed major holidays. Located at 1 N. Willard. Donations appreciated. Allow one hour. www.clemenceaumuseum.org

  • Temperatures and Precipitation, The Verde Valley’s climate is ideal for year-round visitation. Due to its low elevation of 3,300’, visitors tend to enjoy moderate climate year-round.

    January 28.1 58.1 0.77
    February 31.7 63.3 0.78
    March 35.6 68.3 .085
    April 41.9 76.3 .054
    May 49.2 84.8 0.38
    June 57.8 94.8 0.50
    July 65.9 98.5 1.89
    August 63.8 95.5 2.22
    September 57.4 91.3 1.08
    October 46.4 81.2 1.04
    November 35.6 68.1 0.73
    December 28.7 58.6 1.05
    Yearly Average 45.2 78.2 11.84
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  • Cottonwood is located in
    Northern Arizona:

    130 miles from Phoenix
    40 miles from Flagstaff
    8 miles from Jerome
    50 miles from Prescott
    20 miles from Camp Verde
    16 miles from Sedona
    2 miles from Clarkdale

    You can even make a day trip to
    the Grand Canyon from here.

    Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
    Proud Partner with

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  • Arizona Office of Tourism

    Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce
    is Proud to be an Official
    Local Visitor Information Center

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