Sheep Bridge spans a remote and scenic reach of the Verde River north of Horseshoe Dam. The rugged northern Mazatzal Mountains are seen in the distance to the east. A suspension bridge constructed in 1944 to minimize loss of sheep when crossing the river was replaced with higher pedestrian bridge in 1989. Floods on the Verde River deposit fine sediment and plant debris in a large eddy that forms behind the outcrop of red granite at east end of the bridge, making this a key locality for deciphering the history of river floods over the past several thousand years.
Cook, J.P. & others, 2010, Mapping of Holocene River Alluvium along the Verde River, Central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Digital Map - River Alluvium 02 (DM-RM-02), map scale 1:24,000. http://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/999