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Arizona whitewater, Beaver Creek

Yavapai county, Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The beautiful scenery of Arizona and the playfulness of the 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 average Arizona whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The campgrounds here at Beaver Creek are pretty good.
    You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too.
Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
The vistas at Montezuma Castle National Monument will blow your mind, and nearby you stumble on the Walker Basin Trail which is a nice hiking trail. Everybody loves Red Rock State Park, and going
for a hike on the Buckhorn Trail is always a magnificent adventure. This river has it all. At Beaver Creek you always meet someone from Camp Verde. A journey to Fort Verde State Historic Park revitalizes the spirit. Summertime highs at Beaver Creek regularly tend to be in the 80's, and the nighttime is a tad chillier of course, ordinarily in the 60's. During the winter highs are ordinarily in the 40's, and nighttime lows through the wintertime for Beaver Creek tend to be in the 30's. It is very dried out here at Beaver Creek usually. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

Beaver Creek, Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Beaver Creek.
 Whitewater Near Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Camp Verde to Beasley Flat)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Beasley Flat to Gap Creek)
Wet Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Beaver Ranger Station to Beaver Creek)
Oak Creek, Coconino/ Yavapai County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 35 miles long (Pump Stabove Sedona Cornville to Verde River)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Clarkdale to Camp Verde)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Beaver Creek:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 42 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
Williams, Arizona , 42 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Beaver Creek:
The Lodge, Camp Verde , 1 miles away
Super 8 Camp Verde AZ, Camp Verde , 3 miles away
Days Inn Camp Verde Arizona, Camp Verde , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn Camp Verde, Camp Verde , 3 miles away
Ridge On Sedona Golf Resort, Sedona , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beaver Creek:
Yavapai-apache RV Park, Camp Verde, 1 miles away
Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, 1 miles away
Distant Drums Recreational Vehicle Resort, Camp Verde, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Beaver Creek:
Walker Basin Trail, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 7.9 hiking miles, 2662 feet elevation difference
Buckhorn Trail, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 1912 feet elevation difference
Ox Bow Trail Number One Hundred Sixty Three, Yavapai , 12 miles away, 7.2 hiking miles, 3097 feet elevation difference
Deadwood Trail, Yavapai , 12 miles away, 7.9 hiking miles, 2150 feet elevation difference
Cold Water Trail, Yavapai , 13 miles away,  13 hiking miles, 3883 feet elevation difference
Long Canyon Trail, Yavapai , 13 miles away,  14.6 hiking miles, 2092 feet elevation difference
Bell Trail, Yavapai , 14 miles away,  10 hiking miles, 2165 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Beaver Creek:
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde - AZ , 2 miles away
Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale - AZ , 2 miles away
Fort Verde State Historic Park, Arizona , 2 miles away
Red Rock State Park, Arizona , 12 miles away
Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Arizona , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Rimrock , 5 miles away
B C Ranch Golf Club, Rimrock , 5 miles away
Verde Santa Fe Golf Club, Cornville , 11 miles away

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