Do you like your adventures with a side of refreshing water? How about a glittering swimming hole to cool down in once you arrive? Salome Jug in Arizona is a small slot canyon filled with emerald waters you can explore. The stunning pool feels like a hidden gem in the stunning sandstone towers.

Salome Jug is tucked away in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in Arizona. Experienced hikers can venture through towering pink canyons to reach the cool waters for a truly dreamy experience.

The "Jug" sits near Salome Creek by a narrow outcrop of land in the wilderness.

While you're exploring, you will be wandering through slot canyons filled with water, so expect to spend a lot of your time wet.

Natural slides provide a bit of fun along the way, although, the water can be chilly, so be prepared.

Jug Trail #61 is two miles one way and can be difficult in certain areas. Make sure you're comfortable in the water for long amounts of time before beginning this adventure.

The United States Department of Agriculture says that "a group size of no more than 15 people" on this trail is enforced year-round.

The hike will lead you through crystal pools, natural waterslides, and eventually to a cliff overhang which looks over a deeper pool.

It is recommended you rappel with a proper instructor to get down, as it can be dangerous to navigate the slippery rock.

You can spend the entire afternoon at the upper part of the jug, or wandering deeper into the pastel canyons.

This spot is a true hidden gem nestled in the desert.

Salome Jug

Price: $8 for a day pass

When: Year-round

Address: Forest Service Rd. 60, Roosevelt, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Explore these pink slot canyons that border glittering pools of water for an epic adventure in the desert.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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