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Located in the heart of Sedona Verde Valley, Sedona is prime red rock country. Surrounded by vivid sandstone monoliths, rock pinnacles, buttes and a vast blue sky, it is a popular destination for artists and outdoor enthusiasts. The red rocks draw roughly five million visitors every year and have been featured in more than 60 classic Hollywood films. These picturesque rocks are protected in part by the 286-acre Red Rock State Park, which offers plenty of trails and guided tours on which visitors can see petrified fossils, petroglyphs, hummingbirds and other local flora and fauna along Oak Creek.
In addition to the stunning red rocks, another famous natural icon in Sedona Verde Valley is the Verde River. The Verde River and its tributaries create one of the most beautiful and diversified landscapes in the Southwestern United States. As one of the last free-flowing river systems in the State of Arizona, the Verde River and its tributaries create a riparian ecosystem that supports more than 100 species of nesting and migrating songbirds, coyotes, mule deer, and a variety of other mammals who rely on the river’s natural resources. Visitors will discover attractions from parks to farmers markets, deep swimming holes and abundant fisheries. The Greenway is popular with picnickers, hikers, birders, photographers, kayakers and canoers.
Paddle or hike along the river and you will notice that the Verde River has three sections, each with distinctive characteristics. The Upper Verde begins in Paulden and continues primarily through the wilderness of Coconino and Prescott National Forests until it passes Sycamore Canyon. The Middle Verde begins in Clarkdale and continues along the Verde River Greenway through the communities of Cottonwood and Camp Verde. At Beasley Flat, below Camp Verde, the Lower Verde begins. This section is the only federally designated Wild and Scenic River in the State of Arizona, passing through the Tonto National Forest before terminating at Horseshoe Reservoir.