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Verde River Day Hike - "Easy"

Trip details available!

Join us on an easy 3-mile day hike along the Verde River. Beginning at the Croll Wildlife property (US Game & Fish) on the Verde River, we will meander along the banks of the river, taking the time to enjoy the beauty of the waterway and learning about the ecology of the area. This ‘easy’ hike will be at a suitable pace for everyone, and there will be ample opportunities for photos — so bring a camera and lots of good snacks! We will be stopping frequently throughout the day both to appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape and also discuss some of the realities of this waterway. This walk is appropriate for all ability levels and should be enjoyed by all.

About the Verde River

The Verde River, along with the San Pedro River in southeast Arizona, is considered one of the last, free-flowing rivers in our state. Bubbling to the surface from springs above the Mogollon Rim and flowing into the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the Verde headwaters meander through the pinyon-juniper grasslands and pine forests of the Prescott National Forest. Almost every native fish that resides in the river is already — or soon-to-be — listed under the Endangered Species Act, along with a number of endangered terrestrial and bird species. From a recreational perspective, the river is regionally famous for its hiking, birding, and swimming holes!

Trip details available!

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  • Nicole M.

    I'll be coming from Surprise if anyone wants to carpool.

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Jane-Clare

      You bet we can keep one another in mind for making arrangements in the future.

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Patricia

      Sounds good!

      March 15, 2014

  • Patricia

    Would like to carpool out of east Phoenix. Will provide gas $. Please let me know. Thanks

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if we are able to bring our dogs? I know mine would be in HEAVEN to be allowed to come along.

    March 10, 2014

  • Patricia

    Would like to carpool out of east Phoenix. Will provide gas $. Please let me know. Thanks!

    March 9, 2014

  • Brian A.

    Hey Jane.
    We are going to be walking to a river... So yes there is going to be water on this section... I personally will be coming from Prescott. Do you have a friend you could carpool up with?
    Hope all is well,

    March 9, 2014

  • Suzanne M.

    Unfortunately I'm not able to make this one at the moment. See you next time. Enjoy the day!

    March 6, 2014

  • Jane-Clare

    If there's water in this section I'd like to go. I'm in Gilbert, AZ, near Queen Creek. Could I pay to carpool from this area? My number is[masked] in case Meetup goes down again but I think it's fine. Thanks.

    March 5, 2014

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