The Verde Valley is known for it's beautiful scenery. This next photo is a view of Cathedral Rock from Red Rock Crossing, one of the most photographed locations in all the southwest. It is found at the Red Rock Crossing/Crescent Moon Ranch Picnic Area of Red Rock Loop Road.
http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2011/07/wet-beaver-creek-widerness-arizona.html , West Clear Creek Wilderness http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2010/08/west-clear-creek-wilderness-az.html , Munds Mountain Wilderness, Red Rock-Secret Canyon Wilderness, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Fossil Spring Wilderness http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2011/06/fossil-creek-arizona.html , http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2011/06/fossil-creek-part-two.html Woodchute Wilderness, and the Cedar Bench Wilderness. The valley also has several National Monuments and state parks including Montezuma Castle National Monument including Montezuma Well and Montezuma's Castle, Tuzigoot National Monument, Slide Rock state Park, Dead Horse State Park, Red Rock State Park, Jerome State Historic Park and Fort Verde State Historical Park. These areas along with the vast areas of National Forest http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2011/05/exploring-mogollon-rim-country-of.html offer countless hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Here are some links to some of the many mountain bike trails in the area.
Here are some examples of the many Native American ruins that can be discovered that are undeveloped and not on the maps.
Not sold yet? Check out "I Live In A Cool Place" Part One. http://azjonesoutdoor.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-live-in-cool-place.htmlIf you come to visit and fall in love with this area like I have, and decide to move here, when you buy a house be sure to have it checked out by Canyon Country Home Inspection http://www.canyoncountryhomeinspection.com/ To help you feel confident about your new home purchase.