Just outside the old mining town of Jerome, Arizona, is the Verde Canyon Railroad. Add this to your list of things to do if you want to see some spectacular scenery. Originally built in 1911 over a period of one year at a cost of $1.3 million it was used to initially haul the smelted ore from the copper mines in Jerome. Now it hauls only interested spectators through a rugged wilderness area in Arizona. Red rocks abound in this narrow canyon as the Verde River plows its course to the south. An awesome sight to see!!