Camp Verde is in Northern Arizona. It is in Yavapai County. The town is located on Interstate 17 between Phoenix and Flagstaff. It is in the Verde River Valley of central Arizona. The town is near the geographical center of Arizona. You can get to Camp Verde from Phoenix or Tucson by taking Interstate 17 north out of town. It is approximately 85 miles north of Phoenix. You can get to Camp Verde from Flagstaff by taking Interstate 17 south out of town. It is approximately 50 miles south of Flagstaff.
Camp Verde is a great old town that combines a military influence, ancient cultures and a ranching heritage into one diverse spot. It is a small town that began with farming and cattle ranching. Today Camp Verde’s population is 6,200. The town sits at an elevation of 3,133 feet. The town enjoys a dry, mild, four-season climate. The summer high is 100 degrees and the winter low is 30 degrees. Camp Verde offers a wide variety of scenic, recreational and archeological attractions.
There are many attractions that are very close to town that you will not want to miss. The Fort Verde State Historical Park is a great visit back in time. Here you will see some of the original buildings closed down over 100 years ago. Montezuma Castle National Monument is a cliff dwelling built in 1150. It is one of best-preserved examples of cliff dwellings in the country. The Cliff Castle Casino is a lively gaming casino in town. It offers guests a fun time.
Camp Verde has many outdoor activities. Montezuma Well is a natural limestone sinkhole. The Sinagua Indians living at Montezuma Castle used the Well. This water supply was very important to their livelihood. General George Cook, who was stationed at Fort Verde, developed one of Arizona’s most scenic drives. The old military road once connected Fort Apace with Prescott and Fort Verde. The Rim Road as it is called today, follows the Mogollon Rim and offers drivers wonderful views.
Gun and Knife Show March
Camp Verde Southwestern Day April