Thousand Trails Camping Membership Cottonwood, Arizona 28 Day Itinerary

We spent the last part of 2017 at the Verde Valley RV Camping Resort, where we met great friends and enjoyed the holidays before heading into California! The resort is operated under the Thousand Trails Membership club- which I suggest you look into if you are not familiar with it! Click here for more information on Thousand Trails!

Arizona is well-known for desert and mountain backdrops. Verde Valley RV Camping Resort sits on 300 acres of picturesque beauty, righto no the Verde River. The climate is said to be moderate year-round climate- but we found it does drop well below freezing in the last month of the year! The campground offers a quiet treat with well maintained groups and an awesome clubhouse with great Wi-Fi.

As Elite Members, we were able to enjoy 21 days inside the resort in a FHU site right by the clubhouse for $0!!!Click To Tweet The resort was so beautiful, I knew I wanted to return in the future to do some fun activities in the ares, since during our stay is ways waaaay colder than expected.

If you plan to head to Arizona this year, check out this Thousand Trails campground and make good use of this simple 28 day RV travel itinerary I’ve put together of activities and fun sites in the surrounding areas.

28 Day Travel Itinerary for Cottonwood, Arizona at Verde Valley RV & Camping Resort by Thousand Trails!

Day 1

Free Day

Day 2

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Description: Out of Africa Wildlife Park strives to educate and entertain, to provide an exciting and engaging opportunity to love and respect creation and Creator. It is a place where family and friends gather to experience oneness with animals and each other during safaris, tours, walks, observations, and shows of wild-by-nature animals in their own, natural splendor.


Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sat – Sun: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Cost: Adult (13+): $38.95

Senior: $36.95

Child (3-12): $23.95

Contact: 1-888-878-6628

Day 3

Clarkdale Kayaking

Description: Hop in one of our top of the line, hard-shell kayaks and cruise down the scenic Verde River. These boats feature a sit-on-top design that makes them comfortable, stable and most of all, safe. Kayaking the Verde River @ Clarkdale is an absolute blast! It’s a fun, interactive experience where you get to cool off and learn about the unique history of the Verde River.


Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

Cost: $86.40 per adult, $43.00 per child (ages 4 – 12), plus tax (9.35%), and town of Clarkdale permit fee ($5.50).

Contact: 800 478-4711

Day 4

Free Day

Day 5

Visit Woodchute Wilderness Area

Description: Woodchute Trail sits high upon Mingus and Woodchute mountain areas. Drive up to the top and park at a small area and began hiking. Trail follows along side of the mountain at about 7500 feet in elevation, giving stunning panoramas of the region and red rock scenery. Overlooks towns of Clarkdale, Cottonwood and Sedona in the far distance.

Hours: All the time

Cost: Free

Contact: None

Day 6

Free Day

Day 7

Free Day

Day 8

Go to Blazin’ M Ranch

Description: Enjoy the Western town featuring a museum, Old-Tyme photo studio, shooting gallery, ropin’ lessons, tractor pull and Western shops before tucking into a good ‘ol Western supper and toe-tappin, knee-slapping Western stage production.


Hours: Mon-Tue 10am – 5am, Wed-Sat 10am-10pm

Cost: Adults: $44.95

Children (5-12) $22.95

Under 5 Free

Senior citizens: $39.95

Contact: 928 634 0334

Day 9

Visit Historic District of Cottonwood

Description: Located in the “Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country” and an easy trip from Phoenix — only an hour and a half drive, Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

·       5 Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms

·       13 Cafes and Restaurants

·       9 Antique Stores

·       6 Galleries

·       3 Boutique Hotels

·       Shops and Boutiques

·       Historic Tours

·       Nature Trails and the Verde River

·       Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts


Hours: Every day hours range

Cost: Free (or depending on how much shopping you do!)

Day 10

Free Day

Day 11

Verde Canyon Railway

Description: From the moment you step foot on one of our meticulously refurbished train cars you and your family will feel like you’ve been transported to a simpler, more leisurely time before all the distractions and annoyances of our modern world. Breathe deep, order a drink and relax as you glide along on a 4-hour, 20 mile journey through 100 years of history while still enjoying modern creature comforts like climate control, comfortable seating and thoughtful decor.


Cost: Adult first class $45

Child first class $35

Adult Coach $35

Child coach $25

Contact: 800-293-7245

Day 12

Free Day

Day 13

Free Day

Day 14

Go on Pink Jeep Tours

Description: Offers the safest, most trusted and captivating tours of any outfitter in the Southwest. You can see it in the quality of our vehicles, the enthusiasm of our guides and the unique spirit of our Sedona, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tours. Our adventures will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.


Hours: Daily every hour, on the hour from 8am-4pm

Cost: Adult Range from $59 – $155

Child Range from $54 – $140

Contact: (800) 873-3662 

Day 15

Visit Jerome State Historic Park

Description: Full of stories and artefacts to do with the mining of the times.


Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

Cost: Adult $7

Child (7-13) $4

Child under 6 Free

Contact: 928 634 5381

Day 16

Free Day

Day 17

Constant Evolution Escape Rooms

Description: Live action adventure where you are placed in a themed room with a story line and a set amount of time to solve a series of puzzles, riddles, and other clues in order to complete a task.


Hours: Sun-Mon 2pm-8pm

Thurs 5pm-8:45pm

Fri 2-8pm

Sat 11am-8pm

Cost: $25

Contact: 928 593 9828

Day 18

Free Day

Day 19

Free Day

Day 20

Visit Arizona Copper Art Museum

Description: The Arizona Copper Art Museum tells a genuine story, one that marries Arizona’s greatest treasure with world legends and fantastic art by returning copper home to where it all began.


Hours: 10am-5pm Daily

Cost: Adults – $9

Seniors – $8

Veterans & Students (w/ID) – $8

Youth (10-17) – $3

Children (5-9) – $1

Contact: ph (928) 649-1858

Day 21

Trail Horse Riding

Description: You owe it to yourself to experience the beauty and wonder of the land from horseback. Ride through this one-of-a-kind masterpiece of nature in Dead Horse Ranch State Park and learn about the history and mystery that surround us here.


Hours: Start at 11am

Cost: Range from $65 – $230

Contact: 928 634 5276

Day 22

Free Day

Day 23

Ghost Town Tours

Description: Offers tours around the largest ghost town in America!


Hours: By appointment

Cost: Ranges

Contact: 928 634 6118

Day 24

Sedona Segway Tours

Description: Learn how to Ride and Glide through the quiet back streets and sidewalks towards Sedona’s Largest Red Rock


Hours: By appointment

Cost: Adult ranges from $50-$115

Child ranges from $40-$85

Contact: 928 282 4611

Day 25

Free Day

Day 26

Visit Dead Horse Range State Park

Description: Beautiful park with trails, forest and river to fish on, great for a relaxing day to wind down the holiday!


Hours: Daily 8am – 10pm

Cost: Free

Contact: 928 634 5283

Day 27

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Description:This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unforgiving desert landscape.


Hours: Daily 8am-5pm

Cost: Adults (16+): $10

Children (under 16) Free

Contact: (928) 567-3322 x221

Day 28

Free Day

Get a Thousand Trail Zone Pass or Elite Membership

My suggestion is to contact Jim & Brandy Reneau, at 770-622-4188 or by email

They work for the Equity Lifestyle brand and have the most up to date information on pricing and benefits. If you mention the code Workamping they’ll make sure you get the best deal on the Zone pass and get you started with an elite membership for $500 off the ticket price!

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