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Salome Wilderness - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Young, AZ 85554, USA

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About Salome Wilderness

Salome Wilderness contains about 18,530 acres in the Sierra Ancha Mountains northeast of Roosevelt Lake. The majority of the wilderness is the canyon containing Salome and Workman Creeks, the upper boundary of the wilderness being defined mostly by the rim of the canyon. The region has a diverse flora and fauna.

Attractions Near Salome Wilderness

Devils Canyon
Devils Canyon8.17km from Salome Wilderness

Devil's Canyon also known as 'Devcharacho kond' in Konkani, is a picturesque river gorge near Molem situated in a beautiful patch of the jungle where the river flows with great turbulence and cuts the deep gorge into solid rock. It is suicidal for swimmers due to the slippery rocks, strong undercurrents and unfathomed depth. In its jungles one can see some rare sightings of Black Panther and while here one can also visit the Tambdi Surla Temple that is situated nearby.

Workman Creek
Workman Creek11.05km from Salome Wilderness

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.

Workman Creek Falls
Workman Creek Falls12.8km from Salome Wilderness

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.

Aztec Peak
Aztec Peak15.26km from Salome Wilderness

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
Sierra Ancha Wilderness17.57km from Salome Wilderness

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Lake
Theodore Roosevelt Lake17.66km from Salome Wilderness

Theodore Roosevelt Lake was formed by the construction of a masonry dam on the Salt River in 1911, making it the oldest artificial reservoir in Arizona. The reservoir is a major center for fishing, boating, camping and general vacationing, and despite being quite close to Phoenix, the shortest route is via the partly unpaved Apache Trail.

Where is Salome Wilderness

Discover More Attractions in Gila County, Where Salome Wilderness Is Located

Gila County
Gila County
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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.