Being geographically centered in the state of Arizona, Cottonwood is 1½ hours north of Phoenix and 50 miles from Prescott.
Cottonwood is 1 hour south of Flagstaff, 2 1/2 hours south of the Grand Canyon and 4 1/2 hours from Las Vegas. Cottonwood being the hub of the Verde Valley, is just 15 minutes to Sedona, 6 miles up the hill to Jerome, 20 minutes from Camp Verde and Cottonwood Arizona downtown (Old Town) neighbors the small town of Clarkdale.
is milder than lower desert areas like Phoenix and Tucson. The beauty of the summer months here in the higher desert of Cottonwood is that if we see 105 degrees during the day, the night averages cool off to 68-72 degrees. All year long there is a 30-40 degrees difference between day and night. Due to its mild climate, location and community profile, Cottonwood is one of the most favored places to live in the Verde Valley.
County: Yavapai Zip Code: 86326 Elevation: 3300 -3900
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OLD TOWN is one of few revived historic Main Street old west towns. It is small and quaint and yet has a beauty all her own. Still a best kept secret, away from the big city hustle bustle, Cottonwood is central to most places in Arizona and is the heart of the Verde Valley.
Its colorful history of bootlegging and mysterious underground tunnels, the 1920's-30's prohibition era buildings along Main Streets historic district feature a unique array of funky shops & their eclectic store keepers, antique malls, artisans galleries, Native American crafts, jewelry, pottery, beads and cafes with outside patios, fine dining, coffee shops, wine tasting rooms, pubs, bars and more, and all within a block walking distance either way from the Historic Cottonwood Hotel.
Cottonwood is a great area for photo buffs. The Tuzigoot National Monument hovers over Main Street as it watches over the Verde River and the old haunted jail. Behind the old jail you can hike to the Verde River along the Jail Trail to the rivers greenway, one of the world’s rarest Fremont Cottonwood/Goodding-Willow Riparian habitats. This one mile strip of the Dead Horse Ranch State Park leads to over 200 known bird species, fishing, swimming, canoeing, picnicking, biking, the parks trails system to Indian ruins and much, much more. Not many towns have this unique amenity in their own backyard! Also adjoining the Verde River Greenway within walking distance is the City of Cottonwood's Riverfront Park with picnicking, ball fields and skate park!
Verde Village is adjacent to the city of Cottonwood, was developed in 1970 and is presently unincorporated. It's mail is still addressed to Cottonwood with the same zip code of 86326. It is a part of Yavapai county.
Sinagua Indian Dwellings are Montezuma Castle , Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot National Monument (1 mile from Old Town Cottonwood)... If you know where to look, you can see Tuzigoot hoovering over North Main Street.