Hiking Trails

Camp Verde’s unique location in the heart of five Arizona State Parks, as well as Prescott and Coconino National Forests, makes it a destination for avid hikers. Camp Verde’s trail network offers something for everyone.

Wilderness Areas

Camp Verde is a mecca of wilderness areas. West Clear Creek offers world-class canyoneering and waterfalls; Wet Beaver Creek has 23 pools serving as play areas; and Pine Mountain’s “sky island” offers one of Arizona’s most spectacular views!

Bullpen Day Use Play Area

Five miles down a bumpy dirt road and ⅔ of a mile on foot, you’ll discover a cool and refreshing pool of water, cliff jumping and the shallow beach entry to the Bullpen Day Use Area.

M Diamond Ranch

There’s no better place to experience a real working ranch than M Diamond Ranch. Offering trail rides, cowboy cookouts, and even a guest house that sleeps up to ten, M Diamond Ranch is an authentic place to try your hand at ranching.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park & Zipline

This park is home to hundreds of species on over one hundred acres. Participate in safaris, tram rides, tours, and walks, along with a high-flying zipline adventure. Your visit directly supports the park’s conservation and rescue efforts.

Montezuma’s Well

1.5 million gallons of water emerge each day from an underground spring into this limestone sinkhole. Come appreciate its ancient canals that still irrigate lands to this day and hold unique mysteries. Admission is free!


Camp Verde received an “Important Birding Area” designation by the National Audubon Society and offers premier bird-watching sites. Camp Verde plays host to over 300 bird species documented along the Verde River and its tributaries.

Fossil Creek

The waterfalls and caves of Fossil Creek gush 20,000 gallons a minute of 70-degree water fed from the cliffs of the Mogollon Rim into a 1,600-foot deep canyon. Take photos, hike and swim once you get your permit.

International Dark Sky Community

Camp Verde is an International Dark Sky Community; its Milky Way visibility is in the top 20% of the world! Experience the night sky by camping, dark-sky photography, and the annual Dark Sky Festival in October.

Verde River

A true oasis in the desert, the river offers an opportunity for canoes, kayaks, small boats and overnight campsites sprinkled across the Verde waters and shores. Friends of the Verde River is a go-to resource for guides, maps, and events.