Camp Verde has a ton of recreational facilities like Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma’s Well, the Verde River and Fort Verde State Historic Park/museum. We have lots of outdoor activities to enjoy such as horseback riding, four wheeling, jeep tours, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Or enjoy some fun at the Cliff Castle Casino Camp or some of our many shops and galleries. Camp Verde has something fun for everyone.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

There are wild animal parks and then there is Out of Africa! What makes Out of Africa special is the carefully nurtured human/animal relationship developed from the animal’s point of view, a respectful way of interacting with hundreds of wild-by-nature animals from all over the world. And you can encounter this wild kingdom right in […]

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4 Rainy Day Activities To Do With the Kids in Sedona Verde Valley

With close to 300 days of sunshine per year, you are very likely to spend your trip to Sedona Verde Valley soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the outdoors. But we do get some rain sometimes and that doesn’t mean you won’t have fun as a family! Here are four perfect activities for rainy days […]


4 unique ways to discover Sedona Verde Valley wines and wineries

Whether you’re visiting Sedona Verde Valley as a couple or with some friends, we highly recommend that you add a visit to the local wineries to your itinerary. You’ll discover a destination rich in history, beauty, and learn about the production of exquisite Arizona wines. Thanks to growing publicity from locals, tourists, and wine aficionados […]


Apache Maid Trail

Apache Maid Trail leads hikers out of Beaver Creek Wilderness and onto the high plateau above. The trail ultimately leads to the fire lookout atop Apache Maid Mountain, but most hikers stop once the reach the plateau as the last 7.5 miles of the 10-mile long trail are often difficult to follow.


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.


Arizona Trading Post

An eclectic collection of Arizona gifts and souvenirs to remember your trip to Arizona’s Verde Valley. Owners Mell and Harry Parsi will make you feel at home while telling why the Verde Valley is such a great place. 1673 W. Hwy 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 | (928) 567-0000


Art is everywhere this Spring in Sedona Verde Valley!

Sedona Verde Valley truly has something to offer to everyone. Even though Spring is a perfect time to get outside, there is also a lot to do and see for all the art-lovers out there. We highlighted 3 great events that are happening soon in Sedona Verde Valley, be sure to mark your calendar!   […]


Bell Trail

One of the most visited and scenic trails in the area, Bell Trail wanders along Wet Beaver Creek and its deep, shady pools. Originally built to move cattle between the high country and the Valley floor, it is also the likely path by which the first Spanish visitors entered in 1583, looking for gold.


Best activities to experience Sedona Verde Valley’s wildlife and nature this Spring

In Sedona Verde Valley, Spring is the most enjoyable season for outdoor activities with cool and pleasant temperatures. It is also a great time to observe and experience the wide variety of wildlife and nature that the area has to offer. It’s truly a magical scenery when the desert terrain bursts into a canvas of […]


Birder’s Paradise at Willowbrook Farm

If you are looking for peaceful quiet interrupted only by the song of birds, this cottage is for you. Enjoy the lovely living area, well equipped kitchen, laundry, viewing deck and comfy bed for two. It is home to a variety of wildlife and birds.


Bull Pen Trailhead

7.5-mile Bull Pen Trail wanders along the creek for several miles before exiting the canyon on the north side at Blodgett Basin. Remote and beautiful, West Clear Creek will not disappoint those looking to leave civilization behind. Prepare to wade the stream at several locations and keep an eye out for thunderstorms and flash floods.


Camp Verde Feeds and Country Store

A well stocked country store where you can find everything from that special souvenir to the coldest beer in town.  584 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 | (928) 567-3351


Camp Verde’s Scenic Trails

Hiking Trails in Camp Verde The Town of Camp Verde lies along 18 miles of the Verde River and has access to 205 miles of hiking trails. The recently completed Mail Trail from Camp Verde to Payson, 50 miles of rugged trails used by the mail trail riders to carry the mail from Camp Verde […]

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Camping with the Kids: Tips for First-Time Campers

Spring is just around the corner and camping is the perfect way to welcome the new season in Sedona Verde Valley. Spending the night under a tent with the kids is a great way to spend some quality time as a family, and make memories for a lifetime while enjoying the outdoors. Sedona Verde Valley, […]


Cedar Bench Wilderness Area

The Cedar Bench Wilderness extends from the Verde River west to the summit of the Verde Rim, the dividing line between the Verde River and Agua Fría River watersheds. There are at least nine trails that cross or skirt the wilderness area. All offer a spectacular view of the lower Verde River Valley.


Celebrate Easter in Sedona Verde Valley

With Easter in a little over two weeks, it’s time to start making plans! Sedona Verde Valley is a great place to celebrate for those who want to enjoy a great meal with the family, spend some time outside together or go on an egg hunt with the kids, Embark on a fun Easter adventure […]


Chasm Creek Trailhead

Steep and rugged, the Chasm Creek Trail leads into Cedar Bench Wilderness, one of the least visited in Arizona. It’s believed Chasm Creek was the entry point for one of the earliest visits to the Valley when in 1864 Territorial Governor John Goodwin came to the River looking for a spot for the state capital.


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.


Cliff Castle Casino-Hotel

Castle Casino-Hotel Guests can enjoy fine dining at our award-winning Storytellers Gourmet Steakhouse. We offer family dining at The Gallery restaurant, tasty burgers at Johnny Rockets, and casual dining at The Gathering restaurant inside the hotel. Guests can relax at any of our cocktail lounges, which include Fables, Cliff Dwellers and The Gutter.


Cold Water Trail

Many authors have speculated that the Cold Water Trail was originally used by the military to transport men and supplies between Fort Verde and Fort McDowell. The 5.4-mile long trail begins at Brown Springs, south of Camp Verde, and climbs 2,500 feet to the Forest Road 68 on the Verde Rim.


Copper Canyon Trailhead

Copper Canyon Trail is a multi-use trail that runs from the Verde Rim to the Valley floor. Accessible to OHV’s, horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers, the trail follows the path used by early settlers. A new trailhead located just off Salt Mine Road is equipped with picnic ramadas, restrooms, and OHV loading ramps.


Copper Star Indoor Shooting Range

We are Arizona’s premier, 5 star shooting range! Don’t have a gun or bow of your own? Don’t worry, we have a wide variety of firearms you can rent–some even fully automatic! Whether you’ve never shot before in your life, you’re an experienced shooter, or just want to have some fun, We’re here for you!


Crystal Lattice

Crystal Lattice, a trendy boutique boasting fine chocolates, gourmet nuts, and unique gifts at affordable prices. Pecan tootles, raspberry crèmes, chocolate almond meltaways and more, all available to you as individually wrapped singles, only fifty-cents a piece! Our gift items range from trendy ladies accessories to archeological dig and mineral identification kits for the kids.


Enjoy the Verde River this Spring

Now that Spring has definitely set in with temperatures in the high 70s, it is a great time to enjoy one of Sedona Verde Valley’s jewels, the Verde River. The Verde River is one of Arizona’s only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. It’s an excellent place […]


Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Visitors can experience three historic house museums listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The former fort administration building houses the Visitor Center with exhibits, artifacts from military life, and history of the Indian Wars.  


General Crook Trail

This is a section of the trail that famous Indian Wars leader General George Crook blazed from Fort Whipple (Prescott), through Fort Verde (Camp Verde), and on to Fort Apache. The trail descended into the Verde Valley by way of Copper Canyon, the same grade that Interstate 17 drops into the Valley today.


Grief Hill Trailhead

Grief Hill was one of the earliest entry points for settlers and military units bound for the Verde Valley. Treacherous and steep, it was the site of several ambushes by Yavapai and Apache warriors attempting to stem invasions. The trail goes east from the trailhead, rounding Hull Hill before heading up into the Black Hills.


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.


Jackpot Ranch

Relax, explore and rejuvenate at our 75 acre ranch adjacent to the Verde River. Tent, Tipi, RV, horse boarding and accommodations for small to large groups. www.jackpotranch.org  


Kayak the Verde River

A Gateway to River Adventure In addition to its other attractions, Camp Verde is a gateway to adventures on the Verde River. The clear, wide, spring­fed waterway—the only federally designated “Wild land Scenic” river in Arizona—offers plenty of enjoyment for both novices and experienced river. I began my maiden kayaking voyage in a solo inflatable […]

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La Fonda

Founded in 1957 by brothers Sylvester, Frank Sr. and Albert Garcia, La Fonda has gained a reputation for quality Sonoran style Mexican food in the Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Prescott Valley. Today, the family’s third generation has the same dedication to detail that’s made it one of the busiest restaurants in the area.


Laid Back Jewelry

Laid Back Jewelry & Trading Post has an eclectic collection of fine jewelry, ranging from Native American to gold, diamonds & antiques. We have unique items including Western memorabilia, old guns to hang on your wall, Navajo rugs, gold and silver coins & old pawn. We are located in the original Camp Verde Stage Stop.


Lunar Landscape

Apollo astronauts trained on a tract of land between Camp Verde and Cottonwood for their historic trips to the moon. NASA eventually turned it into a reproduction of Fra Mauro, the lunar landing site for the ill-fated Apollo 13. It was later used for the Apollo 14 crew and as a testing site for the lunar […]


M Diamond Ranch

For a genuine western experience take time for a horseback ride and a cowboy cookout at the M Diamond Ranch, the only cattle ranch in the area open to guests. Learn about working the range, open space and wildlife habitat. The M Diamond Ranch also offers the “Little Gem” Guest House, providing private ranch vacations.


Mail Trail

The historic Mail Trail follows the route ridden by mail raiders to and from Camp Verde and Payson. The same route was used in the 1860’s as a path from Fort Verde to Camp Reno on the Tonto Basin. The trail covers a section of that path from State Route 260 south to Fossil Creek.


Mathews Resale Shop

Family owned and ran consignment and secondhand shop, with local artisan vendors. Featuring the “Crazy Goat Lady” and “Nana’s Naturals”. We have Common households to Vintage and Collectibles and Antiques. We hold Auctions in our middle room on the 3rd Sat of every month. 10-5 M-Sat 928-284-8047


Menus to please the kids (and the parents!) in Sedona Verde Valley

Finding a kid-friendly restaurant when you’re traveling can be a pain, but Sedona Verde Valley has tons of options for going out with your little ones!  We reached out to restaurants across the region to ask what kids- and parents- love about their place. If you’re coming to Sedona Verde Valley with kids, here’s some places […]


Mindeleff Cavates

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.


Museum Shopping

The Verde Valley is home to a treasure trove of cultural heritage sites and museums. Many of these have Museum Gift Shops – gifts that you may not find anywhere else. You dont need to pay admission just to shop and you can provide much needed support to these non-profit organizations in the process. The [...]

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Nelson Place

Nelson Place is an entry point to Pine Mountain Wilderness Area and a favorite for hikers, ten miles south of Camp Verde. The trail leads from Nelson Place before ascending to the 6,814 summit of Pine Mountain. If you go in the spring, you’ll witness numerous ladybugs that often blanket high points along the rim.


Campe Verde Cornfest

Nothing Says Summer Like Camp Verde’s Cornfest

You’re invited to Camp Verde’s annual Corn Fest 2016! Camp Verde’s free annual festival welcomes summer and celebrates family and community at Fort Verde State Park. The festival showcases the beauty of small town life and the importance of Sedona Verde Valley’s oldest frontier settlement. It’s a great, family-friendly event for locals and visitors alike. Corn Fest 2016 will feature a craft […]


Novedades Bior

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Old World Guns

Part museum, part gun store, Old World Guns specializes in antique firearms. Whether you are looking for something from the days of America’s Wild West or a vintage military weapon, Old World Guns likely has what you are looking for. Old World Guns is open Tuesday through  Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Oxbow Trail

This six-mile long trail is another one of the difficult trails leading into the rugged but spectacular Cedar Bench Wilderness Area. Rising over 2,000 feet in 6 miles, the seldom used Oxbow Trail traverses the Gap Creek Drainage, a year around stream, on their way to the Verde Rim.


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.


Predator Zip Lines

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona! Soar over Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Hyenas, Bears, Jaguars and other natural predators!!


Ruby Road Resale

Arizona’s most unique shopping experience. Off the beaten path, Sedona close. You’ll find an exciting mix of estate treasures, trendy home goods, up-cycled, repurposed and loved again furniture and much more! 60 dealer shops in over 8000 Sq Ft. we recommend that you pack a lunch and bring a truck!