Salt River Permits

Recreation Permits are required to utilize the Tribal lands and waters of those portions of the Salt River Canyon which are within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. These permits are required 365 days a year. Permits may be obtained at the Salt River Trading Post near the Highway 60 Bridge.

Boating is strictly prohibited by the Tribe through the portion of the Salt River Canyon upstream of Apache Falls (located 1/4 mile upstream of the Highway 60 Bridge). In addition, All over-land visitation (both on foot or by vehicle) is prohibited in the Salt Banks area (located 10 1/2 miles downstream of the Highway 60 Bridge). This area is a sensitive cultural and religious site.

For further information about the rules and regulations on Tribal lands and waters, contact the White Mountain Apache Outdoor Recreation Division at (928) 338-4385. For information concerning Recreation Permits, contact the Hon Dah Ski & Outdoor Sport Center (928) 369-7667 or visit their website.

For information on boating permits for the Salt River Canyon Wilderness Area visit the Upper Salt River Rafting Permit Information webpage.