Pioneer Arizona Living Museum, Cordes Junction, Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, and Jerome

Camp Verde, Arizona

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Prepare to move through time from a prehistoric era to the future. The drive begins in rolling desert but climbs into steep mountain terrain in Jerome. You’ll begin with endless vistas, and, as the mountains close in around you, saguaros give way to scrub and ultimately to sycamores. This landscape is filled with silent memories of the Sinaguas, an ancient Native American tribe who lived here hundreds of years ago. During the late 1800s, this countryside was alive with the ring of picks and shovels and the shouts of prospectors who worked in Rawhide Jimmy Douglas’s silver mines. Although the driving time from Phoenix to Jerome is three hours, this is considered a full-day trip in this land of wide open spaces. Should you choose to hike and sightsee, you’ll arrive home in the evening tired but happy. This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a short drive of Phoenix.

Pioneer Arizona Living Museum, Cordes Junction, Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, & Jerome Professional Review and Guide

"Prepare to move through time from a prehistoric era to the future. The drive begins in rolling desert but climbs into steep mountain terrain in Jerome. You’ll begin with endless vistas, and, as the mountains close in around you, saguaros give way to scrub and ultimately to sycamores. This landscape is filled with silent memories of the Sinaguas, an ancient Native American tribe who lived here hundreds of years ago.

During the late 1800s, this countryside was alive with the ring of picks and shovels and the shouts of prospectors who worked in Rawhide Jimmy Douglas’s silver mines. Although the driving time from Phoenix to Jerome is three hours, this is considered a full-day trip in this land of wide open spaces. Should you choose to hike and sightsee, you’ll arrive home in the evening tired but happy. This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a short drive of Phoenix."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Camp Verde
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Pioneer Arizona Living Museum, Cordes Junction, Camp Verde, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well, & Jerome

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May 2018