Perkinsville, a Ghost Town or Ghost Ranch & the Verde Canyon Railroad

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert DRE #SA554748000

I want to share some photographs of my recent visit to the ghost town or ghost ranch of Perkinsville, Arizona.

Red Cliffs near Perkinsville, Arizona

Prescott National Forest Greeting Sign

Bridge over the Verde River at Perkinsville

Rainbow over the Red Cliffs

Perkinsville is the end of the line of the Verde Canyon Railroad.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the railroad:

Current excursions are a 4-hour, 40-mile (64 km) round trip from Clarkdale to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville and back. Scenes from How the West Was Won were filmed at Perkinsville in 1961. The route, nestled between two national forests and adjacent to a designated wilderness area, follows the Verde River the entire way and features a 680-foot-long (210 m) curved tunnel and many bridges. The route is on the south of the Verde River through Prescott National Forest land; the Coconino National Forest lies northeast across the river.

As of 2005 the railroad carries over 100,000 passengers per year.

If you make a trip to Prescott or Sedona you may want to take a ride on the railroad. You do not want to miss Perkinsville.


Comments (1)

mark Younggren

Is the perkinsville ranch for sale?

Nov 07, 2012 08:59 AM