Salt, Arizona, US
02.5. Gleason Flats 19 mi. to Horseshoe Bend
||III-IV (for normal flows)
From Gleason to Horseshoe is a long day run, but it can be done in a day even at low flows, as long
as you have your shuttle set up. The shuttle is heinous long, so if you don't have a shuttle bunny,
it really takes 2 days to set this one up.
A wonderful multiday run can be run on the Upper Salt, from the Salt River Canyon Bridge on Highway
60 to Lake Roosevelt. See the Route 60 to
Roosevelt Reservoir description
. There is 60 miles of bouncing whitewater in a spectacular
Sonoran Desert canyon. For gear-hauling rafts, a minimum flow is 1,200. The infamous rapid
Quartzite is a solid class IV at most levels, but without the class V consequences that existed at
high flows before it was illegally blasted.
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Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:37:41