- Put in is about 25 miles south of Camp Verde near the town of Childs
- Up to Class III
- River Length
- 33 miles
- 3 - 4 day trips
- February to April
DescriptionThe Verde River is Arizona's only national wild and scenic river. The segment from near the town of Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir runs most of the way through the Mazatzal Wilderness. This is a pristine riparian area.
To be designated a national wild and scenic river, the river must posses one or more specific "outstandingly remarkable values." The Verde River was found to contain outstandingly remarkable scenic, fish & wildlife, and historic & cultural values.
Trips run from February to April when spring run-off brings the whitewater up to Class 3. While the Verde River can be floated practically any month of the year, its primary river-running season is February to April with the best being March and April. Because the amount of run-off is so unpredictable, you'll always want to check conditions ahead of time. Guides are available.
This trip can also be started from Beasley Flats which adds 16 miles.