Are you looking for something a little different this year – a fall experience that’s unique and unforgettable? Whether visitors want to shop in charming small towns or embark on a scenic drive, there is something amazing to be found this season in the Verde Valley.
Fall is here, which means the aromas of pumpkin-flavored foods fill the room, the sight of fall foliage is vivid and the weather gets crisp enough to pull out your favorite jacket. But, are you looking for something a little different this year – a fall experience that’s unique and unforgettable? When visitors come to Verde Valley, they’re welcomed with the sights of blue skies and red rocks that truly make it a magical place. Whether visitors want to shop in charming small towns or embark on a scenic drive, there is something amazing to be found this season.
In the fall, summer tourists have left, schools are in-session (even if they’re virtual) and the vacation crowds have gotten smaller. This means it’s a more personalized experience without the hassle of navigating potentially busy spaces and traffic. Cool and mild temperatures make it possible to be outside for long periods, and visitors can do hikes or bike excursions. Scenic drive tours even offer the opportunity to roll down the windows and take in the fresh air.
Fall leaves last for months in Arizona – sometimes even until late December in the high desert spots like Camp Verde. The traditional yellow and orange hues are coupled with the backdrop of cacti and red rocks. If you venture off the path, you’ll find areas with picturesque creeks and even small waterfalls. There are amazing trails throughout the region. Check AllTrails.com for all the best hiking and biking spots. Find more information about Arizona’s fall foliage on VisitArizona.com.
North of Camp Verde is an incredibly unique, hidden town tucked away in the mountains 5,000 feet above sea level. Jerome, known as the “Wickedest Town in the West,” is notorious for being one of the most haunted places in America. Visit for a true ghost hunt! A stop at The Haunted Hamburger is a must! Check it out for the best burgers in town, a great view and, of course, the creepy historical haunts that surround. From scary to scenic, Arizona is the perfect place for your Fall getaway. Let Verde Ranch RV Resort, rated the No. 1 luxury park by Outdoorsy, be your basecamp while exploring the region.