Verde - 06. Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir


Verde, Arizona, US

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06. Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir (Wilderness Run)

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 43 Miles
Avg. Gradient 18 fpm

No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek


No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek
Photo by Jason Robertson taken 1998

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
VERDE RVR BLW TANGLE CREEK, ABV HORSESHOE DAM, AZ
usgs-09508500 0 - 1000 cfs I-III 01h23m 87.8 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.


River Description

This is one of the most remote places you can paddle in the State, and takes on average 3-5 days to complete, depending on flows and your group's pace. While most of the run is read and run class II/III, there are spots where scouting is advisable (when in doubt, SCOUT!). There is no access apart from an abandoned ATV trail at Red Creek, and the takeout at Sheep's Bridge or Horseshoe is still very remote. Between the fun rapids, flora, and fauna, this trip is a classic AZ multi-day trip. Camping opportunities are plentiful, and LNT principles should be followed. A groover and firepan are required by USFS. There are two takeouts for this run. The first is at Sheep's Bridge, or downstream several miles to Horseshoe Bend lake. Depending on the lake's fill level, you may end up adding several miles of flatwater to your trip.

For more information, refer to the Verde River Guide- Forest Service (USDA) PDF, or the guidebook "Paddling Arizona" by Tyler Williams.

Also see the other segments:
Perkinsville to Clarkdale
Clarkdale to Camp Verde
Camp Verde to Beasley Flats
Beasely Flats to Childs
Horseshoe Reservoir to Bartlett Reservoir
Bartlett Reservoir to confluence with Salt River
Virgin River Gorge
 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-02-05 05:43:44

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No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek

Detail Trip Report  No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek  Verde, AZ(1.03MB .bmp)

No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek

Detail Trip Report  No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek  Verde, AZ(37.33KB .jpeg)

Red Creek 2

Detail Trip Report  Red Creek 2  @Verde 6) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir, AZ(3.06MB .jpeg)

Warm Springs

Detail Trip Report  Warm Springs  @Verde 6) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir, AZ(2.96MB .jpeg)

Red Creek 1

Detail Trip Report  Red Creek 1  @Verde 6) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir, AZ(2.94MB .jpeg)

Red Creek 3

Detail Trip Report  Red Creek 3  @Verde 6) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir, AZ(2.95MB .jpeg)


Gauge Information

We have no additional information about how various flows affect runnability (or playability) of this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
VERDE RVR BLW TANGLE CREEK, ABV HORSESHOE DAM, AZ
usgs-09508500 0 - 1000 cfs I-III 01h23m 87.8 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 399 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable I-III Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
400 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-III Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

Report - Reports of Verde 06. Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Verde [AZ] No Nudity on the Verde River at Fossil Creek n/a Jason Robertson
2y30h31m /Verde-5) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir [AZ] Red Creek 3 n/a Joshua Hawks
2y30h31m /Verde-5) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir [AZ] Red Creek 2 n/a Joshua Hawks
2y30h33m /Verde-5) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir [AZ] Red Creek 1 n/a Joshua Hawks
2y30h36m /Verde-5) Childs to Horseshoe Reservoir [AZ] Warm Springs n/a Joshua Hawks

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User Comments

Users can submit comments.
January 30 2018 (234 days ago)
Nathan FeyDetails
AW has received a report of a dangerous river-wide strainer along a blind corner that is likely to
be problematic as the water comes up. It is located at 34.095181, -111.707295.
March 22 2009 (3470 days ago)
x (1)
This stretch can easily be class III+ in places: lots of strainers and VERY remote.

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0River-wide strainerN/AHazard

Rapid Descriptions

River-wide strainer (Class N/A)

In January 2018, AW received a report of a river-wide strainer at this location. Paddlers need to be aware as they approach the blind corner, of the potential hazard.




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