Verde River is one of the two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Arizona and a tributary of the Salt River. It is approximately 270 kilometers (167 miles) long, from its source in Paulden, to its confluence with the Salt River in Fountain Hills. The Verde River is one of the few Arizona and Southwest’s perennial rivers. It is the state’s sixth-longest river

This desert stream has plenty to offer, including fish species such as trout stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Verde is also a popular recreational river, with some stretches providing scenic boating and canoeing. The river is also an important source of water, especially for communities living downstream.

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