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Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

273 Reviews

Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive

273 Reviews
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RollTideRollAZ wrote a review Sep 2020
Peoria, Arizona354 contributions43 helpful votes
Drove through here in Sept 2020. Rest areas closed; but portable bathrooms outside. Site roped off; but you can still get down to the water by going down a path down to the right. Good pictures of the bridge and you can go into the water.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ev S wrote a review May 2020
Phoenix, Arizona9 contributions4 helpful votes
Being afraid of heights and seeing the negative reviews, I almost didn’t make this trip, but I’m so glad we did. It was no where near as scary as some people said and well worth it. The drive into the canyon has many beautiful rock formations and scenic views. There is some down and uphill climbs but nothing drastic. There’s 3 tight turns the last 3 miles into the canyon, but if you go speed limit it’s quite doable and there’s ample guard rails (not like going up to Jerome). The canyon is beautiful with a small waterfall. I only wish we were able to walk down and get a better view. The pathways were closed for some reason, so I’d check on that before visiting again. Still a great trip.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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jth3309 wrote a review Apr 2020
Reedsburg, Wisconsin146 contributions36 helpful votes
Some 35 miles outside of Globe, AZ is a place worth the drive. The views from the highway are breath-taking. There are a few turnouts that can be used for taking pictures. At the bottom is a nice rest area with clean bathrooms. You can take walks from there also. The river runs right next to the rest area and the canyon walls are picturesque. It really is close to being the Little Grand canyon.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ccrowe3 wrote a review Mar 2020
Lakeside, California481 contributions124 helpful votes
We were traveling on our way to stay in Pinetop-Lakeside and stumbled upon the Salt River Canyon. The drive is amazing and scenic, we stopped to take a bunch of photos, and we want to go back and get permits to hike and explore the Indian reservation in the area. It all looks amazing!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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BoardingPass235430 wrote a review Mar 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
The drive through the Salt River Canyon is one of the highlights of Arizona. The canyon with its interesting geology and history if lo g lost civilizations is fascinating. I have not yet seen the Spring bloom, but the variety of vegetation makes me believe it must be amazing. If you are close go.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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