Things To Do In Verde Village

$72 for 60-Minute Horseback Trail Ride for Two at Trail Horse Adventures (Up to $130 Value)

Trail Horse Adventures

Cottonwood

Horseback riders traverse such terrain as riverbeds, desert & forests of cottonwood trees & look for local wildlife

$130 $72

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"Celebration of Christmas Holiday Spectacular" at EF Productions, December 5–8 (Up to 43% Off)

Celebration of Christmas Holiday Spectacular

EF Productions

Live_logo

A little angel named Lucy descends to earth to help a lonely woman rediscover the true meaning of Christmas

$12 $7

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Wine for Home Delivery or Pickup from Arizona Stronghold

Arizona Stronghold

Cottonwood

Sample award-winning red and white wines made with Arizona grapes

$100 $69

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Oak Creek Vineyard and Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Oak Creek Vineyards

Camp Verde-Sedona

Varietals such as merlot, syrah, and chardonnay served in an adobe tasting room veiled by white curtains

$34 $18

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Two- or Three-Hour Guided Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Cowboy Way Adventures (Up to 56% Off)

Cowboy Way Adventures

Multiple Locations

Veteran wranglers lead horseback riders through Arizona's rocky cliffs and rivers, with trails and regions varying by season

$75 $37

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Mining Days Vehicle Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Town Tours (Up to 45% Off)

Ghost Town Tours

Jerome

Climate-controlled van takes you to historic mines, where a knowledgeable guide shares facts about the region’s industrial past

$90 $59

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Romantic Wine Tasting in Jerome for Two or Four at Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Echo Canyon Vineyard & Winery

Jerome

Sample artisan cheeses, chocolates, and wines made with Arizona-grown grapes in the mountain-side mining town-turned-artist village

$57 $30

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Beer-Flight Package for Two or Four with Growlers at THAT Brewery (Up to 52% Off)

THAT Brewery

Cottonwood

Exclusive craft beers such as IPAs, pilsners, altbier, nut brown ale, and blonde ale

$27 $14

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Vineyard Tour for Two or Four from Sedona Adventure Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Sedona Adventure Tours

Verde River Adventure Center

Three- to four-hour tours take passengers to three boutique vineyards

$144 $72

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90-Minute Horseback Trail Ride for One or Two from Horsin' Around Adventures (Up to 55% Off)

Horsin' Around Adventures

Multiple Locations

Led by a professional wrangler, groups on horseback explore picturesque pine forests or wine-country terrain during 90-minute rides

$98 $49

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Every summer, the Trans-Sierra Club takes four groups on a 75-mile trek, across their namesake mountain range to the highest altitude peak in the contiguous United States: Mount Whitney. The mountain measures 14,500 feet high, and while it has been summited by more than one fifth grader, don't be fooled. The route to the top is far from child's play. Participants must hike 8-12 miles a day and carry their own food and camping gear. However, the spectacular views?and the sense of accomplishment?that await at the summit are worth the sweaty journey.

202 Village Loop Dr.
Grand Canyon Village,
AZ
US

Cowboy Way Adventures’ veteran wranglers traverse this vast landscape and know the wilds of Arizona almost as well as they know the muscular steeds they captain. To introduce others to the untamed beauty of the Arizona countryside, they match riders with compatible horses and lead guided trail rides.

After pairing each guest with a steed that moonlights as a cattle horse and occasional lounge singer, the wranglers take parties through the pine-filled Prescott mountains, trotting alongside rocky cliffs and through the Verde River. Riders in Wickenburg wander down Sonoran Desert trails, past saguaro cacti and sandy washes that lick the bases of soaring cliffs. Those in Sedona follow red-dirt cattle trails before circling back to the stables, guided by the windmill in the distance.

Wranglers ensure a comfortable yet exciting journey that allows beginners to saunter along and advanced equestrians to gallop up hills and naturally occurring escalators.

1101 Bill Gray Road
Cottonwood,
AZ
US

There are a lot of words one can use to describe barbecue sauce. Some are sweet, some spicy, and some tangy. But at the AZ Rhythm & Ribs festival, only one adjective matters: best. The KCBS Competition takes all comers, restaurant and solo operation alike, to vie for the best barbecue title in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork, and beef brisket. Other awards include best dry beans, best sauce, best dessert, and the Anything Goes award, given to a chef who makes the best side dish. Guests vote for their choice with samples—some included with entry—and cleanse their palate between bites with micro-brewed beers from all over the country. Meanwhile, country and southern rock stars make tunes as zesty as the savory stars of the show.

10905 East Pear Tree Drive
Cornville,
AZ
US

Sourcing grapes from their own vineyard?as well as four other vineyards across the state?the winemakers at Page Spring Cellars are able to craft an eclectic variety of wines at a sunny, picturesque estate. Imagined and brought to fruition by owner and winemaker Eric Glomski, vintages and blends range in style from a delicate and nuanced sangiovese to the understated chenin blanc. At the stately tasting room, curious visitors sip samples from the collection of wines or, every third Thursday, work their way through a tapas-style winemaker dinner with pairings. Perhaps more spectacular are the outdoor spaces, which host summer stargazing with astrophysicists or picnics enjoyed on a deck that runs alongside a gurgling creek with splendid oral hygiene.

1500 N Page Springs Rd
Cornville,
AZ
US

The guides at Trail Horse Adventures lead sightseers on horseback rides through Dead Horse Ranch State Park and the Verde Valley. Horse and rider traverse a variety of terrain, crossing barren riverbeds, trotting through high desert, or pondering the duality of cottonwood trees, all while absorbing the beautiful scenery of their surroundings. The trails pose numerous opportunities to spot the wild animals indigenous to the region, including great blue heron, black hawks, beavers, and mule deer. On the 180-minute Monument Loop Trail, peeled peepers can spot the Tuzigoot National Monument, which displays the remains of a Native American pueblo.

675 Dead Horse Ranch Road
Cottonwood,
AZ
US

The guides at Sedona Adventure Tours coax visitors out to explore the rugged wilderness and rolling terrain of Sedona and the Verde River Valley. Suited for guests of all experience levels, they helm hikes, horseback rides, and ATV excursions through the desert hills and dusk-red mountains, all the while divulging information on the area's diverse habitats, making sure to cover which rocks are poisonous. Their Verde River tours put guests at the helm of inflatable ducky kayaks which, thanks to their stability and light weight, are easy to navigate through the shady bends and past sweeping desert vistas.

34 N Main St.
Cottonwood,
AZ
US