Verde Valley Area Campgrounds Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Named by Spanish explorers in the 1540s, the Verde Valley’s defining natural feature is the Verde River. Native Americans thrived in the area long before the Europeans arrived, as evidenced by numerous ruins. Two outstanding examples are preserved as national monuments. Tuzigoot National Monument features a hilltop dwelling of many rooms, and Montezuma Castle National Monument protects a multi-story cliff dwelling. Artifacts in these dwellings prove that trade was carried on with peoples from as far away as southern Mexico. There are many other ruins that can be reached by vehicle or foot.
Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Potato Patch, Mingus Mountain, Powell Springs, Dead Horse Ranch, Pine Flat, Cave Spring, Bootlegger, Banjo Bill, Manzanita, Beaver Creek, Clear Creek."