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Phon D Sutton Recreation Area Lower Salt River Nature Trail

This site is a popular inner tube take-out point. This lush area is outstanding for birding.

This site is located 16 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Power Road /Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 9 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved.

The Lower Salt River Nature Trail winds through an adjacent riparian area, allowing hikers to enjoy this unique habitat.

The place is beautiful but be prepared for a bit of pathfinding as the trail is poorly marked... The trail itself did not have trash but down by the water there was a terrible amount of trash, old clothes, and lots of beer cans.

You will get a chance to see the wild horses.

Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 44', no motor boat allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower salt river area, caution: fallen trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun and water are a deadly combination. The 15 Picnic tables/units are “grouped” under 6 separate shade ramadas.

Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required. Tonto Daily Passes may be purchased at the fee machine on site, or from a retail vendor. America the Beautiful Passes are accepted.



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Child Friendly Child Friendly
Dog friendly Dog friendly
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Parking Parking
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