Clarkdale Professional Review and Guide
"Begin the day with a visit to a prehistoric Native American ruin and complete it with a breathtakingly scenic ride through the Verde Valley. Arizona is proud to have several excursion trains running in the state. What’s special about the Verde Valley train is that it traverses an area that is not accessible to vehicular traffic.
The cars are modern, but the scenery is ageless. For maximum beauty, take this trip during the spring or autumn, when the verdant valley is dressed in its seasonal finest. This chapter from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Phoenix. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."