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You are visiting an exciting and unique area in Arizona. The View Motel makes an excellent hub for many intriguing trips into surrounding areas featuring Indian ruins, ghost towns, horseback riding, jeep rides and museums. Visit one of the many tasting rooms to try a glass of local wine or brew from the Verde Valley area. If you like the unusual and awesome works of Mother Nature take an 18 mile ride northeast on Hwy 89A to Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon to see vivid colors, red rock cliffs and monumental spires that will take your breath away...and you'll never see skies so blue or air so clean. By the way, if you continue on up Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff you're just a couple hours drive to the Grand Canyon.

Like to hike? We have fantastic Wilderness Area near Sycamore Canyon for serious hikers (ask directions at the desk) and 'rock-hounding' is a favorite past time in these parts.

To learn more about Cottonwood and the surrounding areas check out some of the attractions below.

A ride on the Verde Canyon RailRoad from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and back is an unforgettable experience. Passengers on this popular excursion train are enthralled as they enter Arizona's other "grand canyon"

You can venture about 150 miles north to the gaping beauty of the Grand Canyon. One of the 7 wonders of the world, this is an adventure you'll never forget!

Take a trip back in time, to the days of the old west at the Blazin M Ranch It's a great place for the whole family. Enjoy their famous chuckwagon supper and western stage show, then stroll through the shops in their wild west town.

If you are looking to see Sedona like never before, let Pink Jeep Tours guide you to the most beautiful views in the Southwest. This is a must whether you're a first time visitor to Sedona or have visited many times before, there's more to Sedona then meets the eye.

If adventuring on your own is what you desire Oak Creek Canyon has it all. Check out the hiking, fishing and camping locations that will take your breath away.

Travel back in time to the early settlers of valley and visit Montezuma's Castle National Monumemt or Montezuma's Well. These sites boast for a beautiful, relaxing day trip for all ages.

Tuzigoot National Monument is the remnant of a Sinaguan village built between 1125 and 1400. The scenery and natural history of this area makes for a beautiful and educational visit.

If a relaxing day of golf is what you're after the Verde Valley has it! Beautiful 9 and 18 hole courses just minutes from the View Motel. Visit the Valley's newest course at Verde Santa Fe.

Nothing says fun and relaxation like an adventure on horseback. Take a scenic excursion through the glorious canyons and trails the Verde Valley has to offer.

The newest attraction to come to the Verde Valley is undoubtedly the most exciting. Tandem skydiving at Skydive Cottonwood. Enjoy the thrill of freefall with certified tandem masters and capture your adventure on videotape. Call 928-649-8899 for more information.

After a day of relaxation your ready for a little night life. The place to go? Cliff Castle Casino. It has something for everyone. Kid's quest for the little ones', bowling for all ages, fancy dining, casual dining, live music and of course, exciting gaming action.

MILEAGE GUIDE From Cottonwood to:

Jerome: 12 Miles

Flagstaff: 50 miles

Phoenix: 100 miles

Sedona: 20 miles

Camp Verde: 15 miles

Prescott: 40 miles

Tuzigoot Monument: 6 miles

Cliff Castle Casino: 18 miles

Montezuma Well National Monument: 25 miles

Montezuma Castle National Monument: 20 miles

Grand Canyon (South Rim): 143 miles

Grand Canyon (North Rim): 189 miles

Dead Horse Ranch State Park: 3 miles

Oak Creek Canyon: 30 Miles

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