Sedona and the Verde Valley

wineglasses_300Lonely Planet ranks the Verde Valley #9 US travel destination for 2013, particularly because of the wineries. Check out this link for more information on Lonely Planet’s top ten picks.

Located in beautiful Northern Arizona, the Verde Valley Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of exquisite Arizona wines.  There are four Arizona wineries and six tasting rooms on the Verde Valley Wine Trail that offer a variety of skillfully crafted wines to satisfy any wine taster’s pallet.

For more information about the Verde Valley Wine Trail visit vvwinetrail.com.

 

Indian Ruins

There are numerous ancient ruins in this region dating back thousands of years. Come explore and be fascinated by another world.

Tuzigoot National MonumentTuzigoot National Monument

Tuzigoot National Monument is an ancient village or pueblo 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. More…

 


Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National MonumentToday we gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape. Come marvel at this enduring legacy of the Sinagua culture and reveal a people surprisingly similar to ourselves. More…

Montezuma Well National Monument

Montezuma-Castle-TLD-300Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from the park. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over one million gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well. More…

 


V Bar V Heritage Site

V Bar V Heritage Site Petroglyphs and Shadow EffectA Rock Art Legacy from the Southern Sinagua of the Beaver Creek Community.

This is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley, as well as being oneof the best-preserved. Acquired by the Coconino National Forest in 1994, the site is protected and kept open to the visiting public for their enjoyment and opportunity to learn more about our national cultural heritage. More…

Red Rock Formations

The famous Red Rocks of Sedona were created millions of years
ago by geological forces. Early pioneers gave them colorful names.


Cathedral Rock

Courthouse

Bell Rock

Coffeepot Rock

Discover the breath-taking beauty of our State Parks.


Dead Horse State Park

Red Rock Crossing

Red Rock State Park

West Fork 

Slide Rock State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge

Other Landmarks


Verde Canyon Rail Road

Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Train

 

 

A short drive from Sedona, located between Camp Verde and Cottonwood, is the Out of Africa Safari Park. Not a zoo, but a genuine experience with animals of all sorts. The Park owners clearly love their wildlife charges and that mutual trust is demonstrated daily at the tiger splash, or on the Safari ride where you get to hand feed zebras, gazelles, and giraffes. Giraffes that will lick your face in one giant slurp if you’re up for it!

Out of Africa Park