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Photo by Susun McCulla
Field work, which included numerous GPS waypoints, river access points and points of interest, was done by long-time river runner and advocate John Parsons and his assistant, Josh wheeler

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Get on the River: Detailed guides now available for 100 miles of Verde

The best way to get to know the Verde River is to drift it in a boat.There is no better introduction than to spend a quiet afternoon sliding through its gentle riffles and lazily paddling through one of its many deep pools. But for those who don't have the benefit of a personal guide to lead them the first time out, the notion of plunging headlong down the river can be intimidating.