Things To Do In the Verde Valley

The wineries are not the only must see attractions in the Verde Valley!  The region offers a range of great attractions and activities.  Take a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad and immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of the verde valley.  Go to the Blazin’ M Ranch for an authentic western experience including a family style dinner show!   Or experience the number of ancient ruins that dot the landscape.  Outdoor adventurers, find yourself  fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, and kayaking in a variety of state parks and recreational areas. The museums in the verde valley offer a fun and educational experience about the Verde Valley’s history including old ghost towns!

The Verde Valley also has authorized tour companies that are ready to take visitors out and explore many of the area attractions.  From 4-wheeling to kayaking & tubing down the river, the tour companies offer unique ways to see and learn about the surrounding area from their guides!  The Verde Valley Wine Trail invites you to taste its wine, participate in its recreational activities, and see the sights of the Verde Valley!

Plan your getaway in the Verde Valley and book your stay at any of the local accommodations, all conveniently located to the area attractions!

Wine Tours

Verde Adventures

On any of our river trips, wine tours and shuttle services our well-trained and passionate staff of professional guides and shuttle drivers will provide you with exceptional information on geology, archeology, history, flora and fauna. Join us for the Classic Water to Wine or Verde River Inflatable Kayak Adventure.
Phone: (877) 673-3661Website

Sedona Wine Adventures

Your tour price includes door-to-door transportation, lunch, all tasting rooms fees (for flights, extra tastes and full glasses) plus extra time to shop and explore - providing a more in-depth and “plentiful” tasting experience compared to larger drop-off group tours. Best of all, your tour is private so the day is just for you !
2370 West SR89A Suite 11-294 Sedona AZ 86336 Phone: (877) 673-3661 Website

Sedona Wine & Beer Tours

Looking for a private wine tour customized to your tastes?

Look no further than Sedona Wine & Beer Tours! Your hostess, Sue, will interview you to learn about your taste preferences and then personalize your tour, selecting the vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms which feature your favorite types of wines, and introduce you to the unique varietals that Arizona offers.

Sedona Wine and Beer Tours by Sedona Delivers, LLC offers guests exclusive, private, customized winery and microbrewery tours with door-to-door service. Many of the over 25 wineries and microbreweries we visit have won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals as well as other specialty awards. Our delicious Arizona wines have even been served at the White House!

Experience a fun-filled educational adventure across Sedona and the Verde Valley Wine Trail sampling wines and brews in Page Springs, Camp Verde, Cornville, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Jerome.

Want to stop and shop, visit an archeological site or have a special request? No problem, we’re on your schedule. Each tour is unique and tailored to you. Sue focuses on your safety--she picks you up and drops you off at your hotel, cabin, or bed & breakfast.

Verde Valley Wine Country is around the same latitude as Crete, Greece and one of our signature white grapes, Malvasia Bianca, originated in Greece. We are becoming renowned for our Cote’ de Rhone style wines, known in the New World as GSM’s, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedra. In addition, we have over 100 different varieties growing in the area including Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel.  Arizona is also developing an excellent reputation for its distinct varietals such as Picpoul Blanc, Tannat, Aglianico, Negroamaro, and Seyval Blanc.

Tour highlights include:

Private, Customized, Wine and or Beer Tour

  • Personal Interview to discover your taste preferences for customizing your tour
  • Door to Door service
  • Wine Education and History
  • Climate controlled vehicle
  • Ability to stop and shop and visit archaeological sites

Your guide, Sue Schurgin, is currently studying to be a Certified Specialist of Wine and Sommelier. She continues to take classes at the Southwest Wine Center and is a veritable walking encyclopedia of Verde Valley wines.

Call Sue at (928) 963-1866 to book your exclusive, customized tour or feel free to visit us on the web at

Phone: 928-963-1866


Wine Tours of Sedona

Est. in 2004. Tours to all Vineyards, Tasting Rooms, Micro-Breweries and other unique locations in the Verde Valley, Jerome and Flagstaff.
(928) 204-1473Phone: 928-963-1866Website

Sedona Adventure

Combine the fun of a Ducky Kayak trip on the Verde River with wine tasting at the Alcantara Vineyards and you get the idea…the best of two worlds.
Phone: (877) 673-3661Website

Limo Sedona

We are dedicated to providing reliable on-time services. We provide timely service to and from Sky Harbor Airport, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and all other airports can be arranged. Our services are extremely affordable with a flair for providing more than what is normally expected. Why not arrive in luxury for what is often far less than a Taxi ride.
Phone: (928) 649-0000Website


Blazin' M Ranch Wild West Adventure

The Old West comes alive in Arizona at the Blazin’ M Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Stage Show in historic Cottonwood, Arizona. Located just 20 minutes from Sedona, in Central Arizona's wine country, the Blazin’ M Ranch has provided a memorable Western experience for more than 20 years and is conveniently timed and located to fit into any Arizona itinerary. The 8-acre family ranch is the perfect evening venue for groups of all sizes from 2 to 280 cowpokes, featuring a delicious BBQ Chuckwagon dinner and hour-long Western stage production featuring award winning entertainers! Add Western activities and attractions before dinner, including shops, museum, Old-Tyme Photo Studio, shooting gallery, saloon, and tractor pull, and you’ll know why this is one of the top-rated Western experiences in all of Arizona! Group rates available for 20 or more. Private customized events with or without the stage show are available. Just 5 minutes from Verde Canyon Railroad.
1875 Mabery Ranch Rd. Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 634-0334Website

THAT Brewery

THAT Brewery is for beer enthusiasts, foodies, nature fanatics, hikers, sightseers, antique shoppers, families, home brewers and well, just about everyone! The best part, we're only 90 miles North of Phoenix! THAT is Family Friendly! Great kids menu, sand volleyball court, outdoor and indoor seating, ice cream and a beautiful view from the patio. Bring THAT dog! Dog friendly (to friendly dogs) on our outdoor patio with a new barking bar coming soon.
300 East Cherry St., Bldg. B Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 476-3349Website

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Go on a Safari, see wild animal shows, and experience animals from all over the world!
3505 W State Route 260 Camp Verde, 86322Phone: (928) 567-2840Website

Cliff Castle Casino

Slots, Blackjack, and live Poker are just a few of the attractions you will find here. Owned and operated by Yavapai-Apache Tribe
555 Middle Verde Road Camp Verde, AZ 86322Phone: 1.800.381.SLOTWebsite

Copper Art Museum

The Copper Art Museum is Arizona's newest art museum which is in perfect unity with the former company-town of Clarkdale. The Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade.
849 Main Street Clarkdale, AZ 86324Phone: 1.800.381.SLOTWebsite

Verde Canyon Railroad

A ride on Verde Canyon Railroad's historic route from Clarkdale to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville and back into Arizona's other grand canyon is an unforgettable experience. Don't miss the Grape Train Escapes during the summer!
300 N Broadway Clarkdale, AZ 86324Phone: (800) 582-7245Website

Page Springs Hatchery

The hatchery includes an interpretive center and a self-guided hatchery tour, finishing in a visit to the show ponds.
1600 N Page Springs Rd. Cornville, AZ 86325Phone: (800) 582-7245Website

Riverfront Park Disc Golf Course

Check out the new craze of Disc Golf. It offers a 9-hole Disc Golf course free to the public. Players attempt to hit nets or targets 300-500 feet away with a Frisbee-like disc. The course is located near the Verde River, NW of Riverfront Park's Little League Fields. B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Disc)
1284 E Riverfront Dr. Cottonwood, AZ 86326Website

Old Town Center For the Arts

The Old Town Center for the Arts is the best theater for live music and entertainment in the Verde Valley, Northern Arizona, only a twenty minute drive from Sedona and is Old Town Cottonwood's premier concert venue with performances and entertainment in music, theater, comedy, and the performing arts.
5th Street and Main Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 634-0940Website

Ancient Ruins and Hiking

Tuzigoot National Monument

An ancient village built by a culture known as the Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and third story structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000.
125 W. Tuzigood Rd Clarkdale, AZ 86324Phone: (928) 634-5564Website

Montezuma Castle National Monument

One of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a 1,000 year-old story of ingenuity and survival in an unforgiving desert landscape.
2800 Montezuma Castle Rd Rim Rock, AZ 86335Phone: (928) 567-3322 x221Website

Honanki Ruins

Consists of about 60 rooms and a number of pictographs. The 700-year-old well-preserved ruins and the rock art on the walls are fascinating.
Phone: (928) 527-3600Website

Palatki Ruins

An ancient cliff dwelling shelter that houses walls that display art from archaic cultures extending back over 6,000 years to the work of the Sinagua, the Yavapai and Apache Tribes
Phone: (928) 527-3600Website

V-Bar-V Petroglyph/ Heritage Site

1,032 individual petroglyphs have been identified on 13 panels

Red Rock State Park

Hiking trails and beautiful vistas attract visitors to this unique park nestled along the riparian cottonwood/sycamore corridor of Oak Creek.
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd Sedona, AZ 86336Phone: (877) MY-PARKSWebsite

Slide Rock State Park

Water rushes through natural red rock sluices. In the summertime, kids and adults love to ride the water down these sluices, sunning themselves afterward on the rocks Slide Rock State Park
6871 N Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336Phone: (877) MY-PARKSWebsite

Red Rock Crossing / Crescent Moon Picnic Area & Cathedral Rock Trail #26

Visitors walk along Oak Creek and see impressive views with unbelievable photo opportunities of Cathedral Rock.

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Twenty acres of lagoons are stocked with rainbow trout or you can get in your canoe and journey downstream on the Verde River. The park offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing, bird watching, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.
675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (877) MY-PARKSWebsite

Verde River Greenway State Natural Area

The 3,300 foot elevation means mild temperatures for hiking along the Verde, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, or just wading in the cool water.
2011-B Kestrel Rd Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (877) MY-PARKSWebsite

Fort Verde State Historic Park

The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona
125 E Hollamon St. Camp Verde, AZ 86322Phone: (877) MY-PARKSWebsite

Oak Creek Canyon

Highway 89A winds a lazy course down the length of Oak Creek Canyon. Stop and enjoy plenty of overlooks, picnic areas, swimming holes and hiking trails all along the drive.
Highway 89A between Flagstaf & SedonaWebsite

Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix and Saint John Vianney Parish welcomes you to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Visitors from all over the world have made this a "can't miss" destination in Northern Arizona.
780 Chapel Rd Sedona, AZ 86336Phone: (888) 242-7359Website


Gold King Mine and Ghost Town

Demonstrations, gift shop, petting farm, blacksmith shop, and 100 year old working mining equipment, including the oldest Saw Mill in Arizona.
Perkinsville Rd. Jerome, AZ 86331Phone: (928) 634-0053Website

Clemenceau Heritage Museum

The museum preserves and displays the artifacts & heritage- written, oral, living of the Verde Valley
1 N. Willard Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 634-2868Website

Jerome Mine Museum

displays depicting the timeline of Jerome’s past to its present, items such as old miners equipment to remains of gambling in saloons can be seen within the Museum.
200 Main St. Jerome, AZ 86331Phone: (928) 634-1066Website

Cottonwood’s River Walk Jail Trail

Twenty acres of lagoons are stocked with rainbow trout from November through March or you can get in your canoe and journey downstream on the Verde River. With a phenomenal trail system, the park offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing, bird watching, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.
1101 N. Main St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 300-3142Website

Clarkdale Heritage Museum

Clarkdale Heritage Center collects, identifies, interprets, documents and disseminates accurate information pertaining to the history of Clarkdale and protects and preserves its history.
900 First North Clarkdale, AZ 86324Phone: (928) 649-1198Website

Verde Valley Archaeology Center

The Center has a modest display of artifacts using several historic display cases provided by the National Park Service on permanent loan from the remodeled Tuzigoot National Monument Museum.
385 S. Main St. Camp Verde, AZ 86322Phone: (928) 567-0066Website


Cyote Trails Golf Course

The bentgrass greens, rye grass fairways, and Kentucky bluegrass tee boxes are in great shape.
1480 W Groseta Ranch Rd. Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 634-1093Website

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town

Our golf course, located across the beautiful Verde Valley from spectacular Mingus Mountain, site of historic Jerome, is 18-holes and perfect for all levels of golfers to be challenged while having a blast. Situated 3,300 feet above the Phoenix metropolitan area, we are framed by the vast range of Black Hills that extend from Camp Verde to Cottonwood, and the beautiful Red Rock Cliffs of Sedona. We are where Hogan’s wash and other natural arroyos come into play and where four lakes border the tenth and eighteenth holes. And to top it off, we have a pleasant average temperature of 80 degrees!
645 S. Verde Santa Fe Pkwy Cornville, AZ 86325Phone: (928) 634-5454Website


Pink Jeep Tours

For almost 50 years, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing the most talked about off-road family adventures in the Southwest.
204 N. Hwy 89A Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (800) 873-3662Website

Red Rock Western Jeep Tours

Join us on the road to thrilling adventure and spectacular scenery beyond words to describe. Our colorful Western Guides open doors for you to inner sanctuaries and secrets of the magical, mystical lands of Sedona
301 N. State Route 89A, No. 6 Sacajawea Plaza, Sedona, AZ 86336Phone: (800) 848-7728Website

Historic 89A Explorations/Tours

Personal accomplished tour guide, local historian, storyteller, ghost whisperer offers custom tours from the Cottonwood Hotel. Paranormal, prohibition bootlegging, historic home & buildings, Verde River Greenway Riparian, combine Verde Valley Wine Trail tasting rooms in downtown Cottonwood Arizona.
930 N. Main St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326Phone: (928) 202-2207Website

Sedona Adventure

Combine the fun of a Ducky Kayak trip on the Verde River with wine tasting at the Alcantara Vineyards and you get the idea…the best of two worlds.
Phone: (877) 673-3661Website


CK’s Need a Lift

Need a ride along the Wine Trail? CK’s provides no-frills transportation to the wineries at a very reasonable price.
Phone: (928) 301-1982Website