The Verde Valley is surrounded by the Mingus Mountains and Woodchute Mountains and is traversed by the Verde River. The Verde Valley area is located in the Central region of Arizona and is comprised of several communities:
This pretty area is surrounded by national forests and plenty of nice scenery. Hiking, fishing, camping and scenic driving are all popular. The Verde Valley is easily accessible off I-17. The area is about 50 miles south of Flagstaff and 90 miles north of Phoenix. The Verde Valley is often called Arizona's 'Other' Grand Canyon.
Verde Canyon Railroad offers passengers the opportunity to see a beautiful red rock canyon up close in all its seasonal glory. Considered one of the finest scenic train rides in North America, be assured you'll want to return with friends and family again and again. A perfect addition to any vacation.
Verde Canyon Railroad Website