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Difficulty II-IV
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 30000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 600 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:40 am

Rapid Descriptions


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Tom Welander
5 years ago

On Tonto National Forest's website, find "Verde River Guide" ...a 25-page packet of maps and rapid descriptions.

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Nick Borelli
8 years ago

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.

Gage Descriptions

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.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Tonto National Forest Draft Plan Open for Public Comment (AZ)

Kestrel Kunz

The Tonto National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan for the first time since 1985. On December 13, 2019 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on March 12, 2020. Forest Plans are vitally important as they are the blueprint for resource management and they provide an opportunity to secure better protections for rivers and their surrounding landscapes. As part of the plan revision process, the Forest Service is required to rely on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read on to hear about the public meetings that are happening this week!


Matt Muir


Dannie Keil


Kestrel Kunz


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1189924 05/10/05 n/a n/a
1205857 02/08/16 Dannie Keil
1208066 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz