|Guide||♦||2 Triplogs||0 Topics|
cross the salt and over the hills
Crossing the Salt River can be dangerous or deadly if you cross when there is too much water flow.
I waited until the water release from the Steward Mountain dam was 10 CFS. The water was pretty much almost still and about one foot deep. With the water flow so low, there was a quarter inch of moss on all the rocks which made them slick. I took my time crossing so I wouldn’t twist an ankle or slip.
There are two loops and a spur trail off of the upper loop. The upper loop offers views of the dam and the lake. There are also three survey discs along the upper loop. The spur trail takes you to a high point and drops down into by an old fence and has a downstream view of the Salt River. The lower loop is not that exciting. It’s on the desert floor and has some views of the desert plants. As of this writing, it had a tall green grass.
Once you’re on the horse trail, follow it to a split. Turn to the left for the upper loop or right for the lower loop. I took the upper loop to the spur trail and then took the lower loop.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.