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.

104 Fun and Fascinating Facts About Arizona

This list was compiled and researched by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Centennial Commission staff with the assistance of Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian. The article was originally published on the website of the Arizona Office of Tourism. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits—more mountains than any one of the […]

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 […]

Annual Campout at Out of Africa- May 22, 2021

    If you’ve ever wondered what happens at a wildlife park after the last guest leaves, this is your chance to find out firsthand — the perfect opportunity to see animal behavior under a canopy of stars. Bring your sleeping gear and join us for a limited-engagement campout at Out of Africa Wildlife Park […]

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.

Birding 101 Comes to Camp Verde

Northern Arizona Audubon Society (NAAS) presents Birding 101, a backyard birding class and field trip. Start inside the Library’s 1st Floor Terracotta Room on Friday, April 9 at 1:00p and then meet Saturday morning, April 10 at 8:00a under the Ramada near Moser Lane at Rezzonico Family Park for a bird walk. Never been birding […]

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 Announces Diamondbacks Bus Trips

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces another season of trips to see our Arizona Diamondbacks play the world. Let us drive you to the game at air-conditioned Chase Field and drop you only minutes from your seats. Our field level seats are in Section 111, down the right field line, just a short walk from […]

Camp Verde announces the return of Corn Fest!

Corn Fest is back for 2019! Join us Saturday July 20 in Downtown Camp Verde for the return of Camp Verde’s signature Corn Fest event. Enjoy this one day event featuring fresh roasted Hauser & Hauser corn plus lots of other good eats with vendors and entertainment. Gates open at 11 am with free admission […]

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

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Camp Verde Halloween Trunk or Treat Event

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces that the time is here! The event you’ve waited all year for – Main Street Trunk or Treat! Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm come on down to Main Street from ACE Hardware to the Camp Verde Feed Store and look at all the displays and costumes […]

Camp Verde Lions Club Car Show

Rev up your engines and get in gear for a great time… Camp Verde Lions Club 19th Annual Fort Verde Days Car Show. Saturday, October 13th 2018 7 AM – 2 PM Bring your classic vehicles, motorcycles, and custom cars to the Rio Verde Plaza and the Yavapai Title parking area at 497 S. Main Street. Register […]

Camp Verde looking forward to Corn Fest

Corn Fest is back for 2021 on Saturday July 17 in Downtown Camp Verde. Enjoy this one-day event featuring fresh roasted Hauser & Hauser corn in a Street Fair type setting. Lots of other good eats with food trucks and live musical entertainment plus vendors with all types of products for sale. Gates open at […]

Camp Verde offers bus trips to DBacks starting March 31 vs Colorado Rockies

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation announces another season of trips to see our Arizona Diamondbacks play the world. The Diamondbacks had a great season last year so don’t miss their champion run this year. Let us drive you to the game at air-conditioned Chase Field and drop you only minutes from your seats. Our field […]

Camp Verde Pool Opens with New Look!

Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout candidate Kristjan Kilichowski the Camp Verde Heritage Pool opened on schedule with a great new look. Kristjan, of Troop 98 in Surprise, and a part-time Camp Verde resident coordinated the solicitation of donations and organized the labor to paint the front hall and locker rooms a bright two […]

Camp Verde Sports Complex

The Town of Camp Verde and Parks & Recreation are excited about the continued progress at the new Sports Complex, which is located on about 100 acres of Town land behind the Verde Ranger Station off SR 260, and want to update everyone on our plans and progress. Construction on the Sports Complex began back […]

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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Camp Verde’s Pecan & Wine Festival April 17-18

The 20th annual Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Festival returns stronger than ever this year after being moved to April 17 & 18 from its usual March spot. Community Center Field in Downtown Camp Verde is the place to be on Saturday 11 -7 and Sunday 11 – 4.  With over 70 vendors including food, […]

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 […]

Celebrate Wintertime in Sedona Verde Valley

Wintertime is a great time to visit Sedona Verde Valley! While we may get the occasional snow in the mountains, temperatures here hover around a balmy 60 degrees through the winter, so you can spend the coldest months outside with us! Looking for a reason to visit Sedona Verde Valley in the wintertime?  Here’s some […]

Certified Sustainable Wineries in the Verde Valley

By Darcy Hitchcock, co-founder of the Sustainability Alliance It surprises many people that Arizona has over 100 wineries, and a number of them are in the Verde Valley. Since there are so many, why not favor and visit the ones that are certified as Sustainable Businesses? Here are two that have earned the Innovator/Silver level […]

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 […]

February Events in Sedona Verde Valley

February 2: 1st Friday in the Galleries Sedona’s finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a lively evening of openings, special guests and artist’s receptions during 1st Friday in the Galleries on February 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. All guests are welcome to attend free of charge. For more information on the SGA and a […]

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.  

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Four 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 […]

Free Admission to Arizona State Parks During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend

Celebrate Arizona’s Gold Medal Win for Best Managed State Park System in the Nation Governor Doug Ducey today announced that all Arizona State Parks & Trails will offer free admission during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, in celebration of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ recognition as the best-managed state park system in the […]

Friday Youth Class

Camp Verde Parks & Recreation is excited to announce new programming for youth ages 1st-8th grade! Registration is open now for our first class, “Fun, Fitness, and Indoor Sports” that begins on Friday, January 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Class is open to all kids in that age group and will be held at Camp Verde […]

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.

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Grand Opening of the New Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

Cliff Castle Casino and the Yavapai-Apache Nation Announces Grand Opening of the New Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. January 9, 2018 (Camp Verde, AZ) – Cliff Castle Casino and the Yavapai-Apache Nation are proud to announce the grand opening of the newly developed Cliff Castle Casino Hotel on Friday, February 23, 2018.   Danny Gutierrez, General […]

Gratitude in Sedona Verde Valley

It’s that time of year, Thanksgiving. While this year may be very different for all of us in terms of work, school, and home life, we have plenty to be thankful for and we’d like to share why that includes Sedona Verde Valley. Sedona Verde Valley is located in the heart of Arizona. It’s centrally […]

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.  

Camp Verde Cornfest

July Means Corn Fest!

If it’s July, it must be Corn Fest time! Camp Verde’s signature summer event returns Saturday, July 20 in Downtown for its 27th year. Come to this free event focusing on the agricultural heritage of Camp Verde featuring fresh roasted Hauser & Hauser corn, as well as prepared food, and a wide variety of other […]