Welcome to Cottonwood


The old mining town of Clarkdale sits just off Hwy 89A between Jerome and Cottonwood. Clarkdale was a company town built in 1914 to process ore from the mines in nearby Jerome.


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Cottonwood activities

$626.75 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Grand Canyon West Rim from Sedona with Helicopter Tour

After pickup from your Sedona proper hotel and checking in at the Cottonwood airport, sit back and relax as your pilot entertains you with expert commentary while flying over beautiful Red Rock Canyon and Sycamore Canyon to the Grand Canyon West Rim, the land of the Hualapai Indians.When you land at the West Rim Airport, you’ll board a helicopter for a 7-minute helicopter flight from the rim down 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) to the Colorado River. After you ascend back up to the rim, board the West Rim shuttle and head to Eagle Point, where you’ll may take an unforgettable stroll down the famous Skywalk (ticket not included). Overlooking the edge of the canyon, this transparent glass bridge offers one-of-a-kind views of the majestic canyon and its surroundings. Next, enjoy a cultural performance by members of the Hualapai Indian tribe before continuing to Guano Point to enjoy a hearty BBQ lunch on the canyon's rim. After your full-day tour, you’ll head back to the airport for your return flight to Cottonwood.

$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Wasatch Mountain Half-Day Tour From Salt Lake City

Explore the Wasatch Mountains, Utah Rocky Mountains, pausing for great photo ops. The first stop is along the Cottonwood river for great photosNext you will see the amazing scenery of the Wasatch Mountains Utah Rocky Mountains. Spot lots of wildlife on the way to Silver Lake! Enjoy onboard narration by your tour guide about the sights you see. Learn the history of the Utah Rocky Mountains or the Wasatch Mountains. Driving back through the valley you can see the Great Salt Lake in the distance. After the tour you will return to the downtown Salt Lake City area and you will be dropped off at your hotel or place of pickup.

$87.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome AZ

Classic Historic Tour of Jerome - Includes Jerome, Cottonwood and Clarkdale!Departs from Sedona via Hotel or similar pickupLength: 4 1/2 hours When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. Recently voted as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” by BudgetTravel.com readers, the former mining town of Jerome is one of the most popular sites in Northern Arizona to visit. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel, resort, timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town.Site you will visit or see:Learn about the rich history of SedonaHistoric Clarkdale and CottonwoodJerome's Famous Sliding JailThe Audrey HeadframeJerome's Famous Brothel AreaThe United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" DouglasThe Numerous Other Historic Sites Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided. 90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!Gratuities for guides additional.

$105 Food, Wine & Nightlife

WINE FOOD SPIRITS AND SHOPPING IN OLD TOWN COTTONWOOD TOUR

Old Town Cottonwood is the historic area of Cottonwood, the center of wine country. Nestled in about a five-block stretch are some of the areas finest restaurants, multiple wine tasting rooms and an array of interesting shops, galleries and antique stores. During the tour, you will have the choice of visiting Arizona Stronghold, the state’s largest vineyard, or visit across the street to Pillsbury Winery, owned by the former Hollywood director Sam Pillsbury. Down the street are additional options to choose from, Burning Tree Cellars, Fire Mountain Cellars, Merkin Vineyards Osteria, Highway 101 Winery. This 3-hour tour allows you to get a taste of the different wines and wine making styles of the wines made along the Verde Valley Wine Trail.This tour gives you the flexibility to enjoy a wine sampling, a glass, or share a bottle of wine; the choice is up to you. Whatever you choose, you pay for the wine as you go.

$122 Cultural & Theme Tours

Spirits of Jerome Tour

When planning a trip to Arizona, a visit to Jerome and the Verde Valley are a “must do”. On this 4 ½ hour tour, our guide will pick you up at your Sedona, Cottonwood or Jerome hotel, resort or timeshare in one of our comfortable, climate-controlled vans. While your guide narrates the rich history of the Verde Valley, you will travel through historic Cottonwood, once called the “Bootleg Capital of Arizona” for good reason as you will learn.From there, you will travel through historic Clarkdale, built by Senator Clark who owned the largest copper mine in Jerome. Clarkdale was designed as one of the first company towns in the United States. Next, begin your 1800 foot ascent up Mingus Mountain into Jerome as your guide relives legends and tales of several murders, suicides, tragic mining accidents and other acts of mayhem resulting in visits from ghosts, apparitions and spirits who linger in this eerily ghost town. You will experience some of the most panoramic and awesome vistas anywhere in Arizona. Your guide will narrate historic stories and legends about this former Billion Dollar Copper Camp once known as “The Wickedest Town in the West”.Upon your arrival in Jerome, you guide will drive you from the bottom to the top and all around this National Historic Landmark. You will be taken to back alleys, former brothel sites and other historic areas seldom seen by many visitors to this quaint, historic town. Your guide will supply you with EMF readers and lead you into numerous haunted buildings as well as taking you to sites where visitors from the past will make this a “chilling and thrilling” adventure you will long remember. Be sure to bring your digital cameras as you are apt to capture orbs, shadows and other surprising phenomenon!Site you will visit or see:Learn about the rich history of SedonaHistoric Clarkdale and CottonwoodJerome's Famous Sliding JailThe Audrey HeadframeJerome's Famous Brothel AreaThe United Verde Copper Company Owned by Senator William A. Clark The Little Daisy Mine Owned by Jimmy "Rawhide" DouglasThe Numerous Other Historic Sites Transport and historic narration by a knowledgeable guide in a comfortable Van type vehicle is provided. 90 minutes on your own for shopping or lunch. Discount lunch coupons provided!

$137.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jerome Verde Valley History Tour with Wine-Tasting and Lunch

Start your 5-hour tour with hotel pickup from Sedona or Cottonwood. Board a climate-controlled minivan and travel through the Verde Valley en route to Clarkdale and your final destination, and listen to live commentary from your guide along the way.Voted as one of America's coolest small towns by readers of BudgetTravel.com, Jerome is a must-visit locale. This classic tour of Historic Jerome provides a comprehensive look at the rich history in this copper mining town, as well as nearby Clarkdale and the 'bootleg capital' of Cottonwood.Visit the sliding jail and see where brothels once stood at the former Prostitution Row. Peer down into an abandoned mine shaft at Audrey Headframe Park, and see the United Verde Copper Company and Little Daisy Mine, in addition to numerous other historic sites.During 1.5 hours of free time, use your provided coupon to savor a delicious lunch at your choice of either the Mile High Grill & Inn or Grapes Restaurant — two of Jerome’s renowned eateries. Perhaps visit a tasting room for a premium tasting of northern Arizona’s finest wines.Afterward, you're transported back to the starting point of your tour.

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