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In the north-central region of Arizona, just an hour’s drive to the southwest of Flagstaff is the small town of Cottonwood. At an elevation of 3,300 feet, it boasts milder weather than some of the cities to the south too, which can be a welcome reprieve for those unfamiliar with Arizona’s hot, dry climate. Cottonwood is considered the heart of the Verde Valley, a popular tourist areas known for abundant wineries, magnificent scenery, and excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The lush forests and striking red rock canyons of the region stand in sharp contrast to the expansive and blisteringly hot Sonoran Desert 250 miles to the south.

It’s also just a 25-minute drive from the artist community and tourist hotspot of Sedona and 100 miles from the state’s capital city, Phoenix. When you book an RV in Cottonwood, you can explore this unique section of the state.

Getting Outside Near Cottonwood

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is one of the most accessible places to get outside when you rent an RV near Cottonwood, sitting on the town’s northern edge. Hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and bird watching are all popular activities there, and if you’re looking for a more rustic place to camp, it has a few RV sites.

Tuzigoot National Monument is just a few miles outside of town and features a three-story pueblo ruin built by the Sinagua people around 800 years ago. There are some short hiking trails that visit the native petroglyphs there along with a museum to help explain the culture and living conditions of the people that once lived here. Montezuma Castle National Monument is also close by and includes an ancient pueblo set into a cliff face. Visitors must admire it from afar though, as access to the pueblo is prohibited.

If you’re willing to travel a bit farther with your Cottonwood RV rental, Grand Canyon National Park is only a two-hour drive away. It’s one of America’s most popular parks for a reason, with awe-inspiring views, fantastic hiking for all ages and fitness levels, and there’s a great museum to inform visitors about the history of the canyon’s geology and the indigenous people that made their home nearby.

RV Parks near Cottonwood

Cottonwood has a surprising abundance of RV parks for a town of its size. Chalk it up to all the amazing attractions nearby, but you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to camp with your motorhome rental in Cottonwood.

Rio Verde RV Park is just outside of downtown Cottonwood and has sites with full hookups, and laundry facilities. A little farther out you’ll find Verde Valley RV Park and Camping Resort along with Mountain Vu RV Park. Both could be decent options if you’re thinking about exploring some of the vineyards to the southeast of town. But if you’re visiting Tuzigoot National Monument, it might be better to stay to the northwest of town, where Rain Spirit RV Park and Clarkdale RV are located. They’re both small, but you should be able to find sites there as long as it’s not peak season or during a big event in Sedona.

Despite being a fairly quaint mountain town, there’s a Walmart on Cottonwood’s southern edge, so you may also have the option to spend a night or two here while planning the next leg of your journey. Call ahead to confirm parking availability with store management.

There are also a few grocery stores in town if you need to restock the food supply in the Cottonwood camper rental.

Exploring the Town of Cottonwood

Cottonwood is an easy enough town to explore on foot, so take full advantage of this and pop into anything that looks interesting. Start your Cottonwood travel trailer rental vacation with a trip to the historic Old Town. Plenty of great shopping can be found there, whether you’re looking for some light reading at one fo the bookstores or perhaps a gift for the family pet from one of the pet boutiques in town.

This section of town is also dotted with wineries. Beer drinkers won’t be left out though there is at least one brewery in town that has several ales on tap for those preferring an ale to a glass of vino.

The nearby town of Jerome is also a popular day trip for visitors to Cottonwood; it almost became a ghost town after silver mining ceased in the surrounding hills, but is now reborn as a hip little town with wine tastings, quirky museums, and fantastic art galleries. Take the ghost town tour to see some of the purportedly haunted sites there.

There’s also a few interesting tours available in Cottonwood including the Verde Canyon Railway, a scenic train trip that visits the stunning red rock cliffs nearby while providing guests with delicious refreshments. Biking and kayaking tours are also available for those with a sense of adventure and plenty of stamina.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

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  • Tuzigoot Trail, AZTuzigoot National Monument, AZ
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  • North Mingus Loop Trail, AZPrescott National Forest, AZ
  • Gaddes Canyon Trail, AZPrescott National Forest, AZ
  • Drive to End of the World, AZCoconino National Forest, AZ
  • Woodchute Trail, AZCoconino National Forest, AZ
  • Parsons Trail along Sycamore Canyon, AZCoconino National Forest, AZ
  • Packard Trail, AZCoconino National Forest, AZ