“The Biggest Little Town in Arizona”
Located in central Arizona’s Verde Valley, Cottonwood is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. Cottonwood’s 3314 foot elevation makes it a great year round destination option. Surrounded by jagged mountains to the south, east and west, and mesas and buttes to the north, there is no shortage of natural beauty to enjoy. With an abundance of state parks, historic sites, and interesting attractions, there is plenty to see and do for adventurers of all ages!
In 1874, soldiers from Camp Verde were stationed at an adobe house in the middle of the Verde Valley. Soon after, settlers began flowing in and the community grew. In 1879 the present day city of Cottonwood was born, eventually getting its name after a circle of of sixteen cottonwood trees growing by the nearby Verde River. By 1917 the city of Cottonwood was booming and into the 1920’s it began to be known as the ‘Biggest Little Town in Arizona’.
Make Cottonwood the destination for your next trip to Arizona! With an abundance of attractions, shops, restaurants, and lodging options, you’re sure to find whatever it is that you’re looking for in Cottonwood, Arizona!
Once you’re done exploring Cottonwood, Arizona, why not check out one of our intriguing neighboring communities? Just up (literally) the historic highway 89A is the copper mining town turned ghost town turned tourist destination of Jerome. At the base of Cleopatra Hill, is the quaint former company town of Clarkdale. Renowned for its stunning red buttes and monoliths is beautiful Sedona. Located in the geographical center of Arizona, Camp Verde is an interesting and economical stop when planning your next trip. Situated high in Arizona’s Bradshaw Mountains is Prescott. Once known as “Lonesome Valley”, Prescott Valley. If you’re looking to get away from it all, there’s no better choice than Chino Valley.
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