Salt - 2.5 - Gleason Flats 19 mi. to Horseshoe Bend


Salt, Arizona, US

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2.5 - Gleason Flats 19 mi. to Horseshoe Bend

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 19 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE, AZ
usgs-09497500 300 - 20000 cfs III-IV 02h48m 160 cfs (too low)


River Description

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.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-04-27 13:36:10

Rapid Descriptions

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