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. vvwinetrail.com/
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.
MONTH DAILY MIN. DAILY MAX. AVG. TOTAL PREC. (°F) (°F) (INCHES) January 30 60 1.16 February 34 63 1.15 March 38 69 1.08 April 44 78 0.59 May 55 88 0.35 June 60 97 0.32 July 67 100 1.69 August 66 97 2.02 September 59 92 1.52 October 47 81 1.02 November 36 69 0.79 December 30 58 1.16 Yearly Avg./Tot. 47.2 79.3 12.85
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Cottonwood is located in
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.
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