Located in the red rock country near Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad’s rare ribbon of rails runs through a dramatic high desert landscape adjacent to a precious riparian ecosystem. Since 1912 this heritage railroad, sandwiched between two protected national forests, has existed in harmony in the wilderness through which it passes and the canyon’s native inhabitants. […]
Arizona Offroad Tours
Scenic Guided ATV through Coconino & Prescott National Forests Lands. Engulf yourself in the majestic beauty of our national forest lands, the Verde Valley, Verde River & the exquisite Red Rocks of Sedona on an Arizona Offroad Tours ride. Helmet, goggles, bandana, water/light snack all provided.
Clear Creek Ruin
Located on the south side of State Route 260, Clear Creek Ruin may have been the largest habitation site in the Verde Valley. Sitting atop a cliff overlooking West Clear Creek, it consists of hand-carved caves and a large pueblo complex. The site was proposed as a National Research Monument in 1933, but federal funding was unavailable.
Coconino National Forest
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park is a beautiful park that offers camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The developed portion of Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres. The 3,300 foot elevation accounts for the mild temperatures ideal for mountain biking in the Coconino National Forest, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or wading in the cool water. Dead […]
Great Sedona Hikes
greatsedonahikes.com offers Sedona visitors free information on 70+ hiking trails in Sedona. It is also the basis for the best selling hiking guide, Great Sedona Hikes, Revised 4th Edition. This revised 4th edition contains 65 of the best Sedona hikes including our 15 Favorite Hikes.
Historic Building Walking Tour
THIS SELF-GUIDED TOUR created by the Camp Verde Historical Society includes thirteen historic buildings dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The buildings present a range of construction methods and materials, including adobe brick, hand-milled limestone blocks, rough-hewn pine boards, and ferro-cement.
Honanki Heritage Site
Honanki, which means “bear house,” is believed to have been one of the largest Sinagua communities in the Verde Valley. The Honanki ruins housed three separate cultures at different times in history. The ruins are remarkably preserved and still an active archeological dig site. The red rock canyons became areas of intensive occupation with the construction of cliff dwellings.
Jerome Chamber of Commerce
We welcome visitors to The Mile High Town with a friendly face and lots of local information. Come on by to get a walking map of Jerome.
Keep Sedona Beautiful
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area. www.keepsedonabeautiful.org
The array of caves across the Verde River from the Beasley Flat Day Use Area is known as the Mindeleff Cavate Lodge Group, named after Cosmos Mindeleff, a surveyor and architectural draftsman who recorded the site on his seminal survey of Verde River ruins. The site consists of 98 hand carved caves and 367 rooms.
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument features well-preserved cliff-dwellings built by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people around 700 AD. When European Americans discovered them in the 1860s, they named them for the Aztec emperor Montezuma II, due to mistaken beliefs that the emperor had been connected to their construction.
Montezuma Well National Monument
Montezuma Well, a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole near Rimrock, Arizona through which some 1,400,000 US gallons of water flow each day through two underground springs. Part of a prehistoric canal is preserved at the picnic ground, and portions of the original Sinagua canal are still in use.
Munds Mountain Wilderness Area
Munds Mountain was a wilderness area created in 1984. Because it comprises Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock, Munds Mountain wilderness sees hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Named for a pioneer rancher who homesteaded the area in the 1880’s, it offers a back country of slick rock, sandstone spires and unique vistas.
The Ongoing Oasis of Montezuma Well It’s not actually a well and has nothing to do with Montezuma but being wrongly named doesn’t detract at all from the serene beauty of Montezuma Well. This unique geological feature is a limestone sink formed long ago by the collapse of an immense underground cavern. A […]
One Tribe Tours
Unforgettable and inspiring vortex tours are our specialty. It is our great passion and honor to help people reconnect to themselves and to the Earth using practical metaphysics and Kundalini Yoga technology. Learn about local flora and fauna, geology, and rich spiritual heritage of Sedona!
Providing plein air painting instruction throughout the Verde Valley. Workshops & retreats are small with 4 or fewer students, generally last 4 days, are affordable, & customizable. Michael Chesley Johnson, an internationally known painter and instructor, is your guide. Not for beginning painters.
Palatki Heritage Site
Archaeologists believe that construction of the Palatki cliff dwellings began about A.D. 1125 and that they were used by the Sinagua until about A.D. 1300. The West Alcove consisted of about five rooms, including what may be a community room or kiva. The East Alcove consists of five rooms on the first floor, with three rooms having a second story.
Red Rock State Park
Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse habitat.
Red Rocks Secret Mountain
For those headed north from Camp Verde toward Sedona’s red rocks, Red Rock Secret Mountain offers the best red rock experience around. Composing much of the rugged landscape to the north of Sedona, it offers great views, secret hideaways and sandstone arches. Together with the neighboring Sycamore Canyon Wilderness it offers nearly 100,000 acres of isolation.
Sedona Air Tours
Sedona Air Tours is the most trusted and well known helicopter tour company in Sedona. Enjoy the flight of a lifetime as you soar through the canyons and fly at eye level past Sedona’s famous rock formations. All tours are fully narrated by our pilots who will share the history of this amazing area.
Sedona Spirit Yoga & Hiking
Clear your mind and nurture your heart on a magnificent vortex hike with or without yoga. Release stress, connect with sacred land, feel Sedona energy and inner peace. Experts guide uplifting daily hikes, 5-day Sedona-Grand Canyon retreats, and solo spiritual journeys. 20+ years showing you Sedona.
Sedona Stargazing LLC
Sedona Star Gazing™ is pleased to host you for an entertaining evening of star gazing and astronomy under the canopy of Sedona’s brilliant starry sky. You will experience an incredible evening of stargazing guided by professional astronomers with decades of experience.
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness
The Verde Valley’s version of the Grand Canyon, Sycamore Canyon is the state’s oldest protected and primitive landscape. Cutting through many of the same formations seen in the Grand Canyon, Sycamore Canyon exposes over 400 million years of geologic history. There are plenty of sights to see in Sycamore Canyon.
Verde River Greenway
The Greenway encompasses nearly 480 acres and is six miles long. The 3,300 foot elevation means mild temperatures for hiking along the Verde, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water. Life along the river changes with the season, giving visitors a glimpse of great blue heron, black hawks, coyotes, and mule deer.
Vortex Healing ATV Rental
Explore the Sedona & Verde Valley in style at an affordable price with trails and RZR models to fit all levels of experience. Call us today at Vortex Healing ATV Rental so we can help plan your adventure.
Wingfield Mesa Ruin
Wingfield Mesa Ruin, first described by Army surgeon Dr. Edgar Mearns, is located south of Clear creek. It is a unique site because of its stockade layout, 200 feet by 200 feet, single story, with a center courtyard. Nearly every other ruin in the Verde Valley was constructed of individual rooms built atop and adjacent to one another.