Date: Destination: Salt River
Level: Area: Salt River Rec. Area
Approx hike distance in miles: 4.5 Hike leader: Low to high elevation gain: 100 Hike leader phone: Accum elevation gain in feet: 100 Hike leader email: Departure time - Union Center parking lot: Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation: $10 Unpaved miles: 0 Park entry fee per vehicle: Road conditions: Good Website for reference info: N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd: No Trailhead GPS coordinates: 33.517115, -111.674642
Maintained Trail: Yes Uneven Footing: Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs: No Steep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy): No Slippery Trail Surfaces: No
Use of Hands Required: No Boulder Hopping: No
Difficulty : Easy Water Crossings: No
Restrooms at Trailhead: At Turn Around Point Gloves Required: No
This is a lollypop hike along the Salt River. The trail takes us north on the west trail to Phon D Sutton parking lot, then south along the east trail about 1 miles, then crossing back to the west trail we came in on. This is a lovely area with lots of wildlife. You may even see bald eagles. Bring water and a snack.
Take Felix Road, turn right on Arizona Farms Road. Drive five miles to AZ 79 and turn left. Drive north 10 miles and get on US-60 West. Drive 20 miles to Exit 190A and take the 202 Loop, drive 6 miles to Exit 23B East McDowell Rd. Drive .3 miles and turn right on North Power Road to the Bush Hwy. Power Rd. becomes Bush Hwy in about 2.5 miles. Continue on Bush Hwy. 1.4 miles, parking will be on your left.