Recently my husband went with me for a plein air painting session (he's not a painter, but he's a great photographer and critic!). I wanted to go back to Bulldog Rocks, along the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest, north of Mesa. I paint there often. Since the best viewing spot is closed for the winter (Water Users) the next best place that's free is a turnout on Bush Highway just south of Water Users. It requires a little hike to get down to the water, but there are great hiking trails and the view is well worth it.