• Empty boats at Childs | Susan Culp
  • Credit: Susan Culp
  • Paddling the Verde River | Doug Von Gausig
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About Verde River

One of the jewels of the great state of Arizona, the Verde River is an important and well-loved gem in this remarkable landscape. Beginning 100 miles north of the City of Phoenix, the Verde flows 200 miles through the rural Verde Valley communities of Clarkdale, Cottonwood, and Camp Verde, ending just north of Phoenix where it joins the Salt River. The stretch of the Verde below Camp Verde is one of the only Wild & Scenic designations in Arizona, and is a truly spectacular wilderness landscape. The Verde River is a haven for wildlife, and is one of the last remaining free-flowing perennial rivers in the state.

For tips and more information on paddling the Verde River, click here.

For More Information

American Rivers would like to thank our partners, who provided invaluable insight and shared their wealth of Verde River expertise with us, making the mobile site possible. Partners include the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona State Parks, Friends of the Verde River Greenway, the Verde River Valley Nature Organization, Verde River Institute, and the communities of the Verde Valley, especially the Town of Camp Verde, City of Cottonwood, and Town of Clarkdale.

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