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Unwind down the Verde River for a kayaking adventure. Two easy access points to the Verde River make activities on and along the river one of Clarkdale’s biggest draws. As one of the last perennial flowing rivers in Arizona, it is a treasured desert riparian habitat. Kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, picnicking, birding and hiking all provide fun experiences for the whole family.

Uncork something delicious at Smelter Town Brewery or one of Clarkdale’s growing and acclaimed wineries. Situated right in the heart of the Verde Valley Wine Region, Clarkdale is a hidden gem offering delectable wines not to be missed. A few dedicated eateries serve up a variety of options, ranging from a classic French bakery cafe to scrumptious Mexican fare.

Hop aboard the historic Verde Canyon Railroad to take in a different perspective of the river and the stunning landscape. A sightseeing adventure through rugged terrain featuring red rock pinnacles and flowing water through an unspoiled canyon will leave you breathless. The renovated vintage train provides comfortable seating with access to open-air viewing cars for a more intimate look at the breathtaking scenery and fresh canyon air.

Discover pueblo ruins of early Indigenous inhabitants at Tuzigoot National Monument. Exceptional hiking and birding opportunities abound along the river, around Tuzigoot, in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and on Mingus Mountain.

Follow the story of copper around the world and back again at the Copper Art Museum in downtown Clarkdale. Long before copper was used to power our modern world, it had many uses as the world’s most beautiful metal. This one-of-a-kind museum combines history and artifacts into truly dazzling displays; you won’t look at copper the same again after visiting.

Skip the crowds and plan for a true Arizona adventure in Red Rock Country. Visit experienceclarkdale.com for more information.