Arrive at Canyon Lake Acacia picnic area at 7:45 am to get your gear ready for a 8:00 am shove off time. You need a Tonto Pass. You can pick one up at most convenient stores, gas stations or any place that displays the Tonto Pass Sold Here sign.
Of course for a few dollars more, you can buy tonto pass online
Click on the map above for directions.
This event is not for beginners, you must be in good physical condition to do this
I am going to paddle back to Horse Shoe Mesa Dam which is about 9 miles, 18 miles round trip. It will take about three hours to paddle back to the dam, a 6 hour round trip. (depending on wind). This is really a great trip to do, the canyon up stream is beautiful. Bring a sack lunch and plenty of water. The only rest stop is at Beer Can Point and one sand bar near the dam. There is a good chance of seeing sheep along the canyon walls.