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Arizona whitewater, Verde River

Yavapai county, Perkinsville to Clarkdale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of Arizona and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The put-in is not too far from Prescott, as you can see on the road map further down. The Perkinsville to Clarkdale section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number
    of paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you've been out of state whitewater
rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Verde River wouldn’t be complete without a trip to nearby Dead Horse Ranch State Park; Verde River is a spot with many visitors from Clarkdale. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Woodchute Trail; Verde River lays in the shadow of the Antelope Hills.
 
This is a really good river. Bakers Pass is a great site to spend some time at, and the Packard Trail Nmber Sixty Six offers hiking at its best. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Verde River with overnight lows in the 50's. Highs during the wintertime are frequently in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Verde River. Verde River is a location that is rather dehydrated frequently. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is June.

Verde River, Perkinsville to Clarkdale 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, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Clarkdale to Camp Verde)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 18 miles long (Perkinsville to Clarkdale)
Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 23 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 23 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Camp Verde to Beasley Flat)
Oak Creek, Coconino/ Yavapai County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 35 miles long (Pump Stabove Sedona Cornville to Verde River)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 30 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Beasley Flat to Gap Creek)
Wet Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 30 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Beaver Ranger Station to Beaver Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Verde River:
Williams, Arizona , 22 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 40 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Verde River:
Quality Inn Cottonwood, Cottonwood , 8 miles away
Desert Rose Bed And Breakfast, Cottonwood , 9 miles away
Super 8 Cottonwood, Cottonwood , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Cottonwood Inn, Cottonwood , 10 miles away
Enchantment Resort, Sedona , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Verde River:
Potato Patch, Clarkdale, 7 miles away
Playground Group, Clarkdale, 8 miles away
Mingus Mountain Campground, Yavapai County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Verde River:
Packard Trail Nmber Sixty Six, Yavapai , 4 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1412 feet elevation difference
Woodchute Trail, Yavapai , 6 miles away,  12.6 hiking miles, 2318 feet elevation difference
Gaddes Canyon Trail, Yavapai , 9 miles away, 6.6 hiking miles, 2766 feet elevation difference
Sycamore Basin Trail, Yavapai , 9 miles away,  24.6 hiking miles, 2278 feet elevation difference
Casner Mountain Trail Eight, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 6.2 hiking miles, 2312 feet elevation difference
Mooney Trail, Yavapai , 13 miles away, 6 hiking miles, 1852 feet elevation difference
Taylor Cabin Trail, Coconino , 15 miles away,  4.8 hiking miles, 1794 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Verde River:
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde - AZ , 25 miles away
Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale - AZ , 25 miles away
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona , 9 miles away
Red Rock State Park, Arizona , 20 miles away
Fort Verde State Historic Park, Arizona , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Verde River:
Pine Shadows Golf Course, Cottonwood , 7 miles away
Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, Cornville , 13 miles away
Quailwood Greens Golf Course, Dewey , 18 miles away

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