Cottonwood attractions

Ruins in Cottonwood

Tuzigoot National Monument

Atop a ridge due east of Clarkdale, Tuzigoot National Monument – a Sinaguan pueblo like nearby Montezuma Castle – is believed to have been inhabited from AD 1000 to 1400. At its peak as many as 225 people lived in i…
State Park in Cottonwood

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

The Verde River runs past this 423-acre park, which offers picnicking, fishing, 20-plus miles of multi-use trails (for bikes, horses and hikers) and a playground. Bird-watchers will want to make the short trek to th…
Museum in Cottonwood

Clemenceau Heritage Museum

Housed in a refurbished state school dating to 1924 (Cottonwood's heyday) this worthwhile volunteer-run museum reanimates everyday life in the Verde Valley since the 19th century. The precisely reconstructed schoolr…