On Tonto National Forest's website, find
"Verde River Guide" ...a 25-page packet of maps and rapid descriptions. http://www.fs.usda.gov/attmain/tonto/specialplaces
Wilderness run is fun, scenic but not clean. Must make eddies and careful route picking skills required in at least 4 spots in the 60 miles. A mistake could mean wrap, pin, loss of boat or worse. Be careful. Not a run for occasional class 3 boaters, especially given the remoteness.
The Verde runs low and steady throughout the winter, then crests with spring snowmelt usually in April. Boatable flows also occur sporadically during the July-September "Monsoon" rains.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Big Pink (lost my shoe)
Big Pink (Broken Yoke)
HOT SPRINGS (River Douche Dave)
Punk Rock @ 1200cfs
Verde above Punk Rock
Verde Falls +/-1280 cfs
moenkopi hysiding punk rock
Moenkopi 10-footer after the falls corridor
Moenkopi Riverworks high-water alert
Verde river pre-falls in a 14 footer
verde river prefalls in a 10 footer
prefalls at 2200 in a 10 foot mini me
Prefalls on the Verde
Hal Brooks on Verde Falls at 266 cfs
Below Verde Falls
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