CANYONS IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

Have you ever just wanted to get away and experience complete solitude?  Gila County has several places were you can go to do just that. 

 

Due to the areas WILD topography, over thousands of years small channels and canyons have been carved out by the many streams and rivers that flow year round. These canyons offer a break from the mundane giving the adventurous soul a chance to "Get away from it all"

 

Every babble of the stream has its own sound. When it rushes over exposed rock layers or burrows under a pile of fallen trees it seems to speak in many moods.  During your exploration you will marvel at mother natures patience and how she has slowly over time created a remarkable canvas of cobalt blue water, trees, chiseled canyon walls and small pools - perfect for swimming, fishing or just relaxing.  Get away to Gila County and Explore the Wild!

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FIND YOUR WILD IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

Credit:  Arizona Highways

Box
Canyon

The head of this canyon is where the sun-warmed escarpments fill up quickly with sunbathers and weekend warriors. Beautiful and wild proceed with caution. 

Photo Credit:  Cameron Davis

Credit:  Arizona Highways

Salome Canyon
The Jug

Salome Canyon is a technical canyoneering adventure located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains north of Roosevelt Lake in Arizona.  Hiking, Camping, boating, rock climbing...

Photo Credit:  Chronic Climber Chick

Credit:  Delange.org

Chevelon
Canyon

Chevelon Canyon is a rugged, ragged, rough and tumble canyon which flows north from Chevelon Canyon Lake to the south, before emptying into the Winslow area.

Photo Credit:  Dave Farkas

Credit:  Cameron Davis

See
Canyon

See Canyon creeps up the east side of Promontory Butte creating an amazing backdrop.  In the Fall oak and aspen make this canyon come alive with the most amazing bright colors.

Photo Credit:  Arizona Highways

Credit:  David Pinter

Salt River
Canyon

Many describe the vista where U.S. 60 crosses the Salt River Canyon as the most dramatic in Arizona.  Next to the Grand Cayon there is nothing like this amazing gorge.

Photo Credit: Trip Advisor

Credit:  Cameron Davis

Six Shooter
Canyon

If you like trees, you’re going to love this canyon. In the course of 6 miles and 3,000 feet elevation you will experience an amazing display of forest views and in the fall amazing color.

Photo Credit: Arizona Highways