Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Salt River Canyon Wilderness is a 32,101 acres wilderness area located within the Tonto National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona.The area can be visited practically any time, though there are no maintained trails within the entire wilderness. Travel here is typically done by raft or kayak during the short river-running season between March 1 and May 15. A visitor permit is required between these dates and group size is limited to 15 people
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1.26km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
The Salt River is a river in Gila and Maricopa counties in Arizona, United States, that is the largest tributary of the Gila River. The river is about 200 miles long. Its drainage basin is about 13,700 square miles large. The longest of the Salt River's many tributaries is the 195-mile Verde River. The Salt's headwaters tributaries, the Black River and East Fork, increase the river's total length to about 300 miles .
19.51km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Aztec Mountain is a small pyramidal mountain over 2,000 metres high, just southwest of Maya Mountain and west of Beacon Valley in Victoria Land. It was so named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition because its shape resembles the pyramidal ceremonial platforms used by the Aztec and Maya civilizations.
Sierra Ancha Wilderness
19.59km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
The Sierra Ancha Wilderness is located about 100 miles east of Phoenix, between Globe and Young. Though fairly small at 32 square miles, it contains some of the most rugged and inaccessible terrain in Arizona. Most of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness lies at an elevation of about 7000 feet. But along the eastern border, is a 20,850 acres U.S. wilderness area on the Tonto National Forest in the state of Arizona. The terrain varies from box canyons to high cliffs and pine-covered mountains.
21.1km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Pueblo Canyon is a deep gash in the Pajarito Plateau that runs through the center of Los Alamos. Trails follow the canyon bottom and the south rim, but the north rim is a shear wall of orange volcanic tuff, spewed as ash from the Valles caldera about one million years ago.The rim route offers stunning views of the canyon and the mountains of northern New Mexican, while the canyon trail passes through tall Ponderosa pines in open stands.
Workman Creek Falls
21.2km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Workman Creek Falls is a nice 200 foot waterfall that you can visit right from your car, located in Gila County, in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Approaching this location you'll pass some warning signs letting you know the area is high in radioactivity.
23.33km from Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Workman Creek is a watercourse in the Salome Wilderness in central Arizona, United States.The watershed holds a diverse flora and fauna. Within this part of the Sierra Ancha Range there are notable disjunctive populations of Coastal woodfern, Dryopteris arguta; this fern is otherwise common in areas nearer the Pacific coast.
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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.