Salome Jug is a slot canyon located near Roosevelt Lake in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. It is fairly easily accessible from Highway 188 on A Cross road, but a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. It’s a short, fairly easy hike to the creek bed, only about a mile and half,
rock climbing and rapelling an approximately 45 foot waterfall.
But the scenery is incredible, offering smooth, colorful rock walls sculpted by wind and water, numerous waterfalls, and beautiful desert views.
You should not go alone, and you should be reasonably physically fit, have some canyoneering and/or rock climbing experience. Make sure to bring a rope (at least 100 ft), harness and plenty of drinking water.
Temperatures can be extremely hot (>100 degrees) getting in and out of the canyon, but once you get in the water it is exhilarating, especially in the shade of the canyon. If you go early in the season, you might even choose to wear a wetsuit.
The whole trip is about 5 miles, but plan a full day for the drive there and back, and to enjoy the beautiful views in the canyon.
This area is full of desert wildlife, so there is a good chance you will see some critters along the way.
Watch out for snakes!
And most of all have fun!