Horseshoe Bend - SRC Wilderness is located 56 miles east-northeast of Mesa Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Beautiful segment of the Salt River, within the Salt River Canyon Wilderness. Terrain is classic sonoran desert and the location sits in the shadow of nearby Rockinstraw Mountain to the southwest. Activities consist of hiking, backpacking, swimming and fishing. All river hiking is easy to moderate and all off-trail. Recommended route options are both upstream and downstream with multiple swimming/fishing holes. The trailhead parking area is located above the river at a large permanent locked gate put in place by the Tonto National Forest. Vehicle river access is not available.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.