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Arizona whitewater, Verde River

Yavapai county, Beasley Flat to Gap Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     7 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Prescott, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Yavapai County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Verde River attract people from near and far. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those
    in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Beasley Flat to Gap Creek stretch
of Verde River in Yavapai County is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.  
There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Beasley Flat to Gap Creek section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Looking for a delightful visit? Montezuma Castle National Monument is pretty right next door to Verde River; you can have a magnificent hiking adventure along the Cold Water Trail. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at White Flash Rapid, and of course, A tour to Gospel Hollow is always fun. This river is so good. While you're here at Verde River you can take a hike along the Towel Creek Trail, and Wet Prong Spring is an inspiring spot to take a look at during your stay.

Verde River, Beasley Flat to Gap Creek 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 Verde River.
 Whitewater Near Verde River:
Verde River, Yavapai County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Beasley Flat to Gap Creek)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 25 miles long (Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Camp Verde to Beasley Flat)
Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wet Beaver Creek to Verde River)
Wet Beaver Creek, Yavapai County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Beaver Ranger Station to Beaver Creek)
Verde River, Yavapai / Maricopa County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 19 miles long (Horseshoe Reservoir to Bartlett Reservoir)
Oak Creek, Coconino/ Yavapai County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 35 miles long (Pump Stabove Sedona Cornville to Verde River)
East Verde River, Gila County, 28 miles away
      Class V+ - 34 miles long (US Route 87 to Verde River confluence)
Verde River, Yavapai County, 28 miles away
      Class -blank- - 28 miles long (Clarkdale to Camp Verde)
 Ski Areas Near Verde River:
Arizona Snowbowl, Arizona , 52 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 32 runs
Williams, Arizona , 55 miles away, 600 foot drop, 2 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Verde River:
Super 8 Camp Verde AZ, Camp Verde , 13 miles away
Days Inn Camp Verde Arizona, Camp Verde , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Camp Verde, Camp Verde , 13 miles away
The Lodge, Camp Verde , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Show Low, Show Low , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Verde River:
Verde River Mile 10.2 - White Flash, Camp Verde, 2 miles away
Verde River Mile 6.7, Camp Verde, 2 miles away
Verde River Mile 8.5 - Bushman Rapid, Camp Verde, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Verde River:
Cold Water Trail, Yavapai , 3 miles away,  13 hiking miles, 3883 feet elevation difference
Towel Creek Trail, Yavapai , 4 miles away, 8.4 hiking miles, 1807 feet elevation difference
Ox Bow Trail Number One Hundred Sixty Three, Yavapai , 6 miles away, 7.2 hiking miles, 3097 feet elevation difference
Towel Creek Trail Sixty Six - Sixty Seven Loop, Yavapai , 6 miles away,  5.8 hiking miles, 2408 feet elevation difference
Nelson Trail Number One Hundred Fifty Nine, Yavapai , 8 miles away, 8.7 hiking miles, 1407 feet elevation difference
Pine Flat Trail, Yavapai , 9 miles away, 4.1 hiking miles, 1227 feet elevation difference
Buckhorn Trail, Yavapai , 11 miles away, 3.7 hiking miles, 1912 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Verde River:
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Camp Verde - AZ , 10 miles away
Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale - AZ , 10 miles away
Fort Verde State Historic Park, Arizona , 11 miles away
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Arizona , 21 miles away
Red Rock State Park, Arizona , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Verde River:
Beaver Creek Golf Club, Rimrock , 13 miles away
B C Ranch Golf Club, Rimrock , 13 miles away

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