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


Salt, Arizona, US

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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
SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE, AZ
usgs-09497500 300 - 10000 cfs III-IV 02h06m 78.2 cfs (too low)


River Description

Before you go to launch, you need to purchase a permit, per person, at www.wmaoutdoors.org/buy_permits_ (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

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

This gage is located just upstream of Highway 60. Adequate flows for kayaking can be as low as 300 cfs, whereas for a loaded raft you'll want at least 1,200 CFS.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE, AZ
usgs-09497500 300 - 10000 cfs III-IV 02h06m 78.2 cfs (too low)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 -1000 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable III-IV
700 -10000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV Flows were defined by AW's 2014 Flow-Study
2000 -10000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV

Report - Reports of Salt 01.5. US 60 to Mescal Rapid (Day Run) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
7y69d22h36m /Salt-1.5 - US 60 to Mescal Rapid [AZ] Account of 03/02/12 0.00 ft David Jaquette

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November 3 2009 (3152 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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