Cottonwood Arizona

Verde Valley is spread out over 700 square miles and is an hour north of Phoenix Arizona. The Verde River runs through it and connects with Sycamore Canyon, Oak Creek, Beaver Creek and West Clear Creek. From Jerome you are over looking the valley towards the red cliffs of Sedona and off towards the mountains around Payson which is the most beautiful landscape in Arizona.
Tiny Cottonwood is situated along the Verde River at over 3500 feet and is the best all round weather in the entire state. A short drive and you can reach the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument , Clarkdale and Jerome. Come see and enjoy the natural beauty.

Weather & Climate:  weather conditions  are cooler than Phoenix and warmer than Flagstaff and Prescott and are available by clicking the links.

Early History

The valley and its mountains and plateaus is home to Native Americans, particularly the Sinaugua and later the Yavapai and Apache. Early settlers were farmers and provided goods fo the miners in Jerome  in the late 1870s. William Clark and Jimmy Douglas developed major smelters for the mining communities of Clarkdale in the early 1900s. These days vineyards producing the finest wines are located all through the region.ed

Old Town Cottonwood's Main Street was created 1908 when Charles Stemmer and Alonzo Mason used a mule team to clear the way for what is now a popular entertainment district.

Recent History

Cottonwood incorporated in 1960. Roads are excellent and Highway 89A "Bypass" and SR 260 link the Phoenix Cement Plant in Clarkdale which has supplied the cement for the Glen Canyon Dam project. In the early 70s about 4,500 lots were created right next to the Cottonwood City Limits by Ned Warren - the Queen Creek Land and Cattle Company. This region is now rapidly expanding and modernizing of every level which includes the best hospital complex for the entire valley.The recent success of the new wine festival and affordable music festivals is unmatched.
Cottonwood has it all and is still small and unspoiled. A true gem.


The City of Cottonwood is located adjacent to the Verde River at elevations ranging from 3,300 feet to 3,900 feet above sea level and experiences a mild climate which, together with its proximity to an abundance of natural amenities such as the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Tuzigoot National Monument and the historic mining communities of Clarkdale and Jerome, continues to attract steady growth and tourism.

Weather & Climate

Current weather conditions and a climatic summary are available by clicking the respective links.