About the River

The Verde River is one of the desert’s few free flowing rivers sustaining a large wildlife population and lush riparian community. The River and its adjacent plant communities provide food and shelter for the wildlife along its banks.

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Programs & Events

New programs and events are added to the park calendar each month. Check back right here for the latest news and for Verde River Greenway State Natural Area.


The designated hiking trails in the Natural Area are connected with the Dead Horse Ranch State Park trail system. There is also about a mile of trails winding along the Verde River.

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