I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
This was a blast. I have been rafting before. This was by far the greatest. Justin was so professional and a lot of fun. Thanks for a great time.
I have been on seven professional raft trips. This was by far the best all around.
The closest I can come to describing our rafting experience is splendiferous. I have wanted to whitewater raft since I was ten years old. I am 58 and this trip exceeded my expectations on the first day!
Roses are red, violets are blue, I had fun rafting with you.
Pete and the crew were amazing. Pete was helpful, knowledgeable, smart, witty, and genuinely cared about all of us. What a beautiful memory.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff who helped out and answered all our questions.
Your entire team of guides was outstanding—friendly, helpful, and I could tell they genuinely enjoyed having us there. Our entire boat had a blast!! Will recommend to a friend and most likely return myself. Thanks!
Beautiful adventure with wonderful, knowledgeable, entertaining guides.
Just wanted to drop a quick note expressing our gratitude for a magnificent time on the river this past Tuesday. We couldn’t have asked for more. Cheers!!!
Salt River Rafting – Arizona White Water Rafting
White water rafting in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, close to Phoenix and Tucson
Salt River Tubing Trips? No Way! — This is a White Water Rafting Adventure!
The 2014 Salt River season kicks of on March 8th, 2014! Experience the exciting whitewater rapids and high desert beauty – book your trip today!
Arizona’s Salt River has unique characteristics not to be missed. Not only are the rapids exciting with world class river-rafting action, the Salt River features stunning biological diversity and breathtaking grandeur.
Choose from short white water rafting trips of just a day to longer rafting trips of up to five days. Many Phoenix and Tucson residents join us each spring on our most popular trip – a full-day rafting adventure starting near the Highway 60 bridge between Globe and Show Low. To fully explore the canyon, with its beaches, unique geology and huge variety of plants, animals and bird life, consider an overnight whitewater rafting adventure of two to five days. Come see why the Salt River Canyon is one of the Southwest’s hidden treasures.
Salt River Rafting rapids are rated class III and IV. The Salt River drops an average of 25 feet per mile for over 50 miles through rocky, secluded canyons. It flows through oak and juniper woodlands down into stunning Lower Sonoran Desert vegetation, with giant multi-armed Saguaro cactii and a diversity of other cactii. Several side canyons reveal oasis-like microhabitats that are a lush reprieve from the prickly cactus environment. Excellent scenic riverside campsites are abundant and accessible only by raft.
Salt River Rafting Trips:
|Upper Salt River Canyon Full-Day||III-IV||10 mi.||March 8 – May 4||8|
|Upper Salt River Canyon Half-Day||III-IV||6 mi.||March 8 – May 4||8|
|Upper Salt River 2-Day Upper Canyon||III-IV||20 mi.||March 8 – May 4||8|
|Upper Salt River 2-Day Expedition||III-IV||42 mi.||March 8 – May 4||10|
|Upper Salt River Canyon 3-Day||III-IV||42 mi.||March 8 – May 4||10|
|Upper Salt River Canyon 5-Day||III-IV||53 mi.||March 8 – May 4||10|
Salt River Resources:
Directions to our Salt River Canyon Office: The Salt River is located 2 ¼ hours northeast of Phoenix and 2 ½ hours north of Tucson, Arizona.
Packing List and Pre-Trip Information: Complete lists of what to bring, what we provide, where to meet, policies, rental costs and other info.
Gallery Photos: Photos of the Salt River as well as the other river we raft, area wildlife, our staff and many, many more.
Salt River Map: Overview Map of the Salt River showing section names, rapids and other interesting features.
All or part of our operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the Tonto National Forest and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.