Salt - 01.5. US 60 to Mescal Rapid (Day Run)

Salt, Arizona, US


01.5. US 60 to Mescal Rapid (Day Run)

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09497500 300 - 10000 cfs III-IV 00h38m 137 cfs (too low)

River Description

Before you go to launch, you need to purchase a permit, per person, at (It is possible to buy permits on site, if you're willing to chance there being paperwork available). It is $25, per person. You must carry the permit with you. The Apache Tribe has Rangers posted who spot check for them.

It is against tribal law to run the class IV(V) Apache Falls that is just upstream from the Highway 60 bridge. There is a road up to it on river right--take the dirt road on the downstream of the highway bridge and then look for the underpass. You can legally put in on the rock shelf immediately below the falls, and putting in here avoids the narrow raft-infested launch point that most folks use.

The whitewater is mostly open bouncy class III with long pools separating.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-31 03:31:09


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 3 2009 (3332 days ago)
Bob LassnerDetails
The store is closed. The reservation permit is 'honor system'. The permit box can be found on the
road downstream of the Highway 60 bridge.

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