This trail was described in The Arizona Republic as 'one of the prettiest drives you'll ever take'. The trail begins at the base of Salt River Canyon, where US-60 crosses the Salt River northeast of Globe. The trail begins with the outstanding scenery of traveling along the bottom of the Salt River Canyon, a feeling of being inside a mini Grand Canyon. We will splash through Cibeque Creek where it meets the Salt River, and work our way west toward the Rock Canyon grotto, which may be seeping water if there has been enough precipitation. Lunch likely will be along Gleason Flats, which offers a wide view of the valley and the Salt River below. The trail finishes through Cherry Creek road and wonderful views of the Sierra Ancha mountains, and finally connects with State Route 288.
Note: This trail begins on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, and requires that each vehicle purchase a day permit for $5.00.