Down The Creek Tour

Our classic river tour, adventure and nature, in one trip

Essential Tour Information:

Launch Times:

Multiple launches are possible throughout the day. Regularly scheduled launch times are 10am and 2pm, please be at the boat house at least 45 minutes prior. Call to make a reservation or find out which slots are open today!


Tour launches from our office at 551 N Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. The van will put you on at an access point called Lower Tapco and pick you up at a point called Tuzigoot River Access.


Plan for 3-4 hours from start to finish. Time spent on the water is typically around 2 hours but if you wish to spend more or less time, talk with your guide about your specific recreational or educational goals. The shuttle from the boathouse to the river is under 10 minutes, but transportation to and from your hotel may be up to 35 minutes depending on where in the Verde Valley you are staying.


We keep it simple so pricing is 89 per adult and 158 for adult / child package including all necessary transportation costs, taxes and fees and charitable contributions. We do offer many specials as well though so please call for any current group discounts or other specials.


Those 12 and under must be in a tandem with an adult. There isn't necessarily a minimum age, but children must be a minimum of 50 lbs to go on a tour.

Make sure to bring:

Clothing appropriate for the weather, plus water shoes/sandals/old sneakers as your feet will get wet. Footwear must be worn at all times. Sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, camera, medications, lip balm, hat and anything else you want to bring, but remember, it will get wet! Dry bags may be rented for a small fee if needed.


  • Professional safety-certified guides (ACA, WFR, OEC, etc) (1 guide per up to 8 guests)
  • Shuttle driver and transportation coordination including hotel pick up
  • Iced bottled water during the tour
  • Kayak of choice, paddles, dry bags, and safety equipment
  • Water shoes for those that did not bring appropriate footwear (up to a maximum of 10)
  • All taxes, insurance, and permit fees on all guided trips.

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Project Description

Come paddle the peaceful, friendly stretch of the Verde River @ Clarkdale. With just enough current to get a taste of river running without the risk of more treacherous areas down river, beginner and veteran river runners alike enjoy the scenery and opportunities to cool off in this wonderful run. Multiple trip launch times to choose from each day means you can always enjoy perfect weather no matter the season. Come paddle with our experienced guides and learn a little about paddling, a little about the environment, and a little about a very treasured area.

Tour pricing includes all boats and safety equipment, transportation, skilled guides and instructors, and all taxes and fees that go to help preserve, protect, and improve the access of the Verde River @ Clarkdale including charitable contributions to One for the Verde and educational initiatives throughout the community.

Project Details

Dates: Year Round
Permitter or Partner: permitted by the Town of Clarkdale