SALT RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION BOUNDARY TO IMMEDIATELY ABOVE GRANITE REEF DAM IMPOUNDMENT
STREAMFLOW: 321 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Salt River, located in the state of Arizona, is a popular whitewater rafting destination with a segment running from the Salt River Indian Reservation Boundary to immediately above Granite Reef Dam Impoundment. The ideal streamflow range for this segment of the river is between 800 and 3000 cubic feet per second (cfs).
The Salt River is classified as a class III-IV river, which means it has moderate to difficult rapids that require advanced paddling skills. The segment from the Indian Reservation to Granite Reef Dam Impoundment covers a distance of approximately 52 miles. Along the way, rafters will encounter several notable rapids and obstacles, including Black Rock, Lower and Upper Sycamore, Corkscrew, and Hells Half Mile.
The Salt River is subject to specific regulations to ensure the safety and preservation of this natural resource. These regulations include obtaining permits from the Tonto National Forest, adhering to Leave No Trace principles, and carrying out all trash and litter. The Salt River is also closed from June 1 to September 30 every year to allow for the breeding and habitat restoration of native fish species.
Overall, the Salt River offers a challenging and exciting whitewater rafting experience, but it is essential to follow all regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety and preservation of this beautiful natural resource.
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