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East Verde RiverPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2008
JoelHazelton
Hiking2.00 Miles
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Went on Saturday hoping to catch some fall colors. Most of the trees were bare, but still some yellow lingering. Was nice once the sun started lowering.

The road back is kinda hard to spot. On the map it's labelled Cracker Jack Rd, but there's no signage on the turnoff or on the road. It's probably about a mile south of where the East Verde crosses the Beeline, there's a pulloff on the west side of the road, a stop sign, and a small dirt road taking off n/w. This gets you to the east Verde. It's a bit rough, I wouldn't really want to take a passenger car on it, but it's certainly doable. If the water is low (like it was this trip) it's possible to drive across the river pretty easily on a cement crossing. But don't think about taking a car up the road on the north side of the East Verde if you decide to cross it. It is immediately steep, rough, and really rocky. I parked in a small pulloff just on the north banks of the river. On the map it looks like one can access the East Vere via the East Verde Estates road (I think that's what it's called) that is immediately north of the East Verde/Beeline crossing. I tried it but quickly after I turned on the road there is signage saying "no river access." So don't bother with that. It looks like Cracker Jack Rd is the best option.

p.s. I'd LOVE to hike/float the East Verde down to the Verde, and then maybe up Fossil Creek to the power plant of something like that, come late Spring. That would be a hell of a trip!
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