A reservoir was begun in 1904 just below the junction of the Tonto and the Salt with capacity to store 1,330,000 acre-ft.
The valleys of the Salt river and its affluents, the Agua Fria, Verde and Tonto, are strewn with aboriginal remains; but especially important in migrations of culture was the Little Colorado.
Country Club DriveMesa, AZ 85210(480) 833-0005wafflehouse.com Resources Tonto National Forest Salt River Tubing Trails: Hiking Around Mesa
The shallow Salt offers nice rapids for a tubing trip, while Tonto National Forest has great mountain and desert terrain hiking trails.
Visitors to Mesa, Arizona will find easy access to the Salt River and Tonto National Forest.