Tubing Madness on the Verde River @ Cottonwood

Tubing makes it easy for everyone to have a great river adventure!

Tube Train

The fun begins when you meet us at Verde River Adventure Center @ 551 N. Main Street in Cottonwood, AZ where you will check in and board the shuttle to the Verde River Skidmore River Access Point about 15 minutes away. The tubing run ends at Big Knotty Beach RAP where your shuttle will pick you up and return you to the Adventure Center in Cottonwood.

Expect to get lots of sun and very wet! The float takes from 1.5 to 2.5 hours depending on river conditions, and how much you paddle or just float along. Due to the logistical nature of this tubing stretch only one run is possible unless you reserve another spot in the afternoon.

You do need a reservation and we have several shuttle to the river times available:

  • 09:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • 12:00pm
  • 01:00pm


Last return shuttle to the Adventure Center is at 5:30pm


  • $30.00 per tube (with hand paddles)
  • $15.00 per tube (small cooler tube)


Bring water and a picnic lunch to have before or afterward. (ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS OR STYROFOAM)


OR CALL 877.673.3661

Tubing Madness on the Verde River @ Cottonwood, AZ

(floating & paddling) 2 mile float takes about 1.5 to 2.5 hours

  • Weight Limit: 250 lbs for Tube Trackers.
  • Deposit: One Driver’s License or car keys per 5 Tubes Rented
  • Latest Tube Rentals: 1:00 p.m. Water flow & Weather Permitting.
  • Final Shuttle Bus Pick Up on the River: 4:30 p.m.
  • Group Rates: (not available on weekends) 20 Persons or More
  • 7 Day Advance Reservation Required for Group Reservations: Call (928) 204-6440
  • LIFE VESTS are available and are recommended for Children, ALL NON-SWIMMERS, inexperienced swimmers and ANY swimmer who questions whether He/She needs a life vest!
  • Lost/Stolen Tube Tracker= $129.00 fee per Tube Tracker.
  • Lost/Stolen Tube = $89.00 fee per tube
  • ALCOHOL, DRUGS, and the Verde River DO NOT MIX! Play it safe…Don’t Do It! Have a great time responsibly and appoint a designated driver before your tubing adventure.
  • GLASS CONTAINERS are NOT ALLOWED on the Verde River or any public River Access Point.
  • Ice chests/coolers (PLEASE NO STYROFOAM) will be checked for glass containers. It is against the law to use glass containers on the Verde River and glass containers will be confiscated!
  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER while tubing. Drink at least 1-2 bottles of water per hour while floating to help prevent dehydration.
  • TENNIS SHOES or other protective footwear are needed to protect against cuts, scrapes, and bruises while walking to/from the Verde River’s entry and exit points. Shoes will help protect your feet from the River’s rocky bottom.
  • A minimum 30 SPF is recommended.
  • WEAR a CAP, HAT or VISOR while tubing, SUNBLOCK lotion should be applied BEFORE and DURING your floating trip.
  • TYING the TUBES together is NOT recommended.
  • STYROFOAM COOLERS are NOT recommended for tubing on the Verde River.
  • LOCK YOUR VEHICLE. Do not leave valuables, in plain sight, in your vehicle.
  • DO NOT LITTER! “Stash it and Bag it” in litter bags while tubing. Dump all trash in designated receptacles.


  • $30.00 per tube (with hand paddles)


Bring water and a picnic lunch to have before or afterward.



OR CALL 877.673.3661