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Salt River Canyon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

San Carlos, AZ 85550, USA

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About Salt River Canyon

Salt River Canyon 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.


Attractions Near Salt River Canyon

Salt River Bridge
Salt River Bridge0.1km from Salt River Canyon

The Salt River Canyon Bridge spans one of the most dramatic canyons in Arizona. It was funded by the Public Works Administration, designed in 1933 by architect Lee Moor, and completed in June 1934. The bridge is a single-span steel arch.Its Art Deco superstructure shines in the sunlight and is still one of Arizona's most visibly striking, engineered structures. Today the bridge carries only pedestrian traffic.

Sevenmile Mountains
Sevenmile Mountains26.05km from Salt River Canyon

The Sevenmile Mountains are a mountain range in central Gila County in the U.S. state of Arizona. The range has a maximum elevation of 6,629 ft and a prominence of 989 ft. The high point and the northwestern tip of the range is in the Tonto National Forest and is open to free range hiking. The southern end of the range that is inside the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation should only be hiked with permission from the Reservation.

Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area
Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area33km from Salt River Canyon

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

Pueblo Canyon
Pueblo Canyon33.35km from Salt River Canyon

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.

Salt River
Salt River 33.57km from Salt River Canyon

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 .

Sierra Ancha Wilderness
Sierra Ancha Wilderness34.77km from Salt River Canyon

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.

Where is Salt River Canyon

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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.

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