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Clarkdale Arizona

Located near the Verde Valley copper mine, Clarkdale was once a major mining town, home to a smelter community of workers, engineers, and executives. As many of the original buildings are still in tact, the town has changed pace and is now home to many retirees and is a popular destination for those who travel to Northern Arizona. Read More

Why should I visit Clarkdale?

Just 20 miles from Sedona, Clarkdale is an excellent day trip destination. Visit historical sites and buildings, Indian ruins, antique shops, or take a ride on the famous Verde Canyon Railroad to experience the magic of this small town.

Where is Clarkdale?

From Sedona, drive about 16 miles West on Hwy 89a towards Cottonwood. Turn right on Mingus Ave, turn right on Main St, Continue onto Broadway and then Main St.

What sort of Services and Amenities does Clarkdale offer?

If you are interested in staying overnight in Clarkdale there are a couple bed and breakfast inns to accommodate you. You will find more lodging options in the nearby towns of Cottonwood and Sedona.

What can I do and see in Clarkdale? 

  • Verde Canyon Railroad: The famous Verde Canyon Railroad adventure begins in the historic town of Clarkdale and takes you on a scenic journey through the canyon, the Verde Valley, and back. 
  • Tuzigoot National Monument: Visit the pueblo ruins of the Sinaguan Indians and imagine how this ancient community lived and flourished in the Verde Valley. 
  • Main Street: Explore the town, shop for antiques, art, and gifts, and grab a bite to eat at one of Clarkdale’s local restaurants.