In hot water: Travel the back roads, park, and then hike one mile to The Verde Hot Springs where the water remains hot, though presumably not from the sixties fire which burned down the old resort there. Expect to encounter nature lovers, yuppies, hippies, mountain men, hard scrabble types, people in varying stages of dress and undress, exhibitionists, nudists, gun lovers, and the well tattooed.
Above and under the water: The area offers multiple opportunities for those who like to fish. Stocked ponds virtually guarantee a catch which can then be grilled for dinner.
On the water: Canoeing.
In the water: So you're coming to the desert to swim. Is that a good idea? Nonetheless, we can accommodate you. Traditionalists can use the municipal pool or heated pools in local resorts and spas, while the more adventurous will enjoy getting wet and rock sliding in Oak Creek Canyon's Slide Rock State Park.
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