Canyoneering is for those who love heights, tight spaces and fully emerging yourself in water. Salome Canyon in Arizona is a great place for sliding down water slides and repelling into pools of water. We will share a few photos of the area.
Located North of Roosevelt Lake in Arizona in the Tonto National Forest. It is found within the Salome Wilderness Area. The trailhead is approximately 96 miles from the Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airport.
You can park at the trailhead and then hike in about 1.5 miles to the split. Head north to go up the canyon.
- You will get everything wet, therefore if you have a camera or anything that you do not want to get wet, bring a dry bag.
- Bring plenty of drinking water
- Have climbing rope for an approximately 50-foot waterfall unless you are comfortable jumping about 75 feet.
- Harness or webbing
- Belay/repel device
- Could bring a helmet
- Could bring a wetsuit for cooler weather
- Water shoes
- Round water float to put your pack on as you swim through the pools or for you to rest on
Once you have reached the canyon, head downstream through multiple water slides.
There are many pools of water to swim through.
If the canyon is dry then our group will hike back out the 1.5 miles because it is usually too hot. If the water is running then have a wonderful time and once you reached the end, then you get to hike back up and out.
Canyoneering Salome Canyon Arizona
For more details about Salome Canyon visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/specialplaces/?cid=fsbdev3_018737
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