Sedona/Verde Valley Region
The Sedona/Verde Valley Region of Arizona is in the north central area of the State.
The Verde Valley Region is approximately 50 km (31 miles) long and 17k m (10.5 miles) wide. It is bounded on the southwest by the Black Hills
which have a relief of more than 1200 m (3900 feet) above the valley floor. The valley floor lies at an elevation of about 1 km (3280 feet) above sea level. The Verde River
, a major river of Arizona, flows to the southeast through the valley and is fed by perennial, groundwater-fed streams from the north and east. Numerous ephemeral tributaries drain the west and northwest portions of the valley. The Mogollon Rim
, a prominent escarpment rises 300 to 600 m (985 to 1970 feet) above the valley floor along the southwestern margin of the Colorado Plateau
. The Mogollon Rim marks the eastern and southeastern boundaries of the Verde Valley.
to see our 5-minute video on the cultures of the Verde Valley on YouTube.
a road map of the Verde Valley showing the area's State Parks, National Parks, Forest Service Heritage Sites, campgrounds and more.