Salt, Arizona, US
02. US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir
||II-IV (for normal flows)
Rafting Quartzite Falls
Rafting Quartzite FallsPhoto of William "Hawk" Reeves by Will Reeves
A wonderful multiday 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.
A Wilderness permit is required from March 1st to May 15th. Normally a 3 or 4 day trip, the
controlled wilderness section begins 20 miles downstream from Highway 60. If you don't
have several days to spend and a permit, see the daily run description.
Lottery for river permits Mar 1 through May 15. Applications due Jan 31.
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Last Updated: 2017-07-15 03:34:04