Verde River

Coconino National Forest Recreation, Near Flagstaff, Arizona

Verde River does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


[photo] Verde River from Beasley Flats side on the Prescott NFThe Verde River is one of  Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource. That doesn't mean this clear desert stream has little to offer. It's an excellent place to fish for a number of species including trout, which the Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun stocking on a put and take basis. The Verde is also becoming more and more popular for recreational boating. Some stretches provide scenic canoeing among long pools and manageable riffles. Other sections become exciting whitewater runs during the spring snowmelt or after late summer thunderstorms.

There are several recreation sites and ways to access and enjoy the Verde River:

Hover mouse over image below to display slideshow controls. See Verde Wild & Scenic River photo album on Flickr.

Verde Wild & Scenic River