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Salt River Canyon [Tonto National Forest]


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Flowing across the southern part of Tonto National Forest, Salt River provides abundant recreational opportunities just outside of Phoenix. Created in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and others, National Geographic's Trail Illustrated Map of Salt River Canyon is an essential travel companion for outdoor enthusiasts seeking land and water adventures in the area. Coverage includes many popular recreation sites in and around Tonto National Forest such as Superstition, White Canyon, Sierra Ancha and Salt River Canyon Wilderness Areas. More than 50 miles of the Salt River is shown along with its river access points and fishing areas until it flows into the Theodore Roosevelt Lake.

Whether you explore the area on foot, bike or horseback, you can get off the beaten path and back on again by following the map to clearly marked trailheads and then along trails that are colored according to their designated usage, including the Arizona Trail. Your navigation will be aided by the map's contour lines and elevations, labeled peaks and summits, water features, areas of wooded cover, selected waypoints and clear color-coded boundaries between national forest, wilderness and tribal land. Additionally, a complete road network of the area is shown, including numbered Forest Service roads and scenic byways are labeled. Some additional recreation points of interest are campgrounds, RV campgrounds, horse camps, interpretive trails, picnic areas and scenic viewpoints.

Other features found on this map include: Aztec Peak, Mescal Mountains, Rockinstraw Mountain, Salt River Canyon Wilderness, Sierra Ancha Wilderness, Sombrero Peak, Superstition Wilderness, Tonto National Forest.