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Arizona whitewater, Verde River

Yavapai county, Camp Verde to Beasley Flat section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of Yavapai County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting point is not too far from Prescott, as you can see on the road map further down. The Camp Verde to Beasley Flat stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside
    this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good hotels near
the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Montezuma Castle National Monument is a very tremendous site to explore near Verde River, and you might also want to pay a visit to Squaw Peak Canyon since you're here at Verde River. On a fine day at Verde River you can
 
take a hike along the Ox Bow Trail Number One Hundred Sixty Three. Places like Fort Verde State Historic Park are splendid to take a look at, and there is a magnificent hiking trail close by called the Cold Water Trail. Lots of folks from Camp Verde come to Verde River. During the summertime here at Verde River, high temperatures mostly get into the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 30's overnight here at Verde River. It is very dried out here at Verde River usually.

Verde River, Camp Verde to Beasley Flat road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Verde River.
 Whitewater Near Verde River:
Verde River, Yavapai County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Beasley Flat to Gap Creek)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Camp Verde to Beasley Flat)
Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River)
Wet Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Beaver Ranger Station to Beaver Creek)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir)
Oak Creek, Coconino/ Yavapai County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 35 miles long (Pump Stabove Sedona Cornville to Verde River)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 20 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Clarkdale to Camp Verde)
 Ski Areas Near Verde River:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 47 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
Williams, Arizona , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Verde River:
Super 8 Camp Verde AZ, Camp Verde , 4 miles away
Days Inn Camp Verde Arizona, Camp Verde , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Camp Verde, Camp Verde , 5 miles away
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, Camp Verde , 5 miles away
Beaver Creek Inn, Lake Montezuma , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Verde River:
Zane Grey Recreational Vehicle Park, Camp Verde, 4 miles away
South Bull Pen Road, Camp Verde, 4 miles away
Verde River Mile .5, Camp Verde, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Verde River:
Ox Bow Trail Number One Hundred Sixty Three, Yavapai , 8 miles away, 7.2 hiking miles, 3097 feet elevation difference
Cold Water Trail, Yavapai , 8 miles away,  13 hiking miles, 3883 feet elevation difference
Towel Creek Trail, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 8.4 hiking miles, 1807 feet elevation difference
Buckhorn Trail, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 1912 feet elevation difference
Towel Creek Trail Sixty Six - Sixty Seven Loop, Yavapai , 12 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2408 feet elevation difference
Walker Basin Trail, Yavapai , 12 miles away, 7.9 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Pine Flat Trail, Yavapai , 12 miles away, 4.1 hiking miles, 1227 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Verde River:
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde - AZ , 2 miles away
Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale - AZ , 2 miles away
Fort Verde State Historic Park, Arizona , 3 miles away
Red Rock State Park, Arizona , 16 miles away
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Verde River:
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Rimrock , 7 miles away
B C Ranch Golf Club, Rimrock , 7 miles away
Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, Cornville , 15 miles away

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