Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
I love WA and will tell everyone I know you are the best river outfit around.
Smashing good show!!!
I have been on seven professional raft trips. This was by far the best all around.
We wanted to thank you all for a great adventure. You guys absolutely are the best, not just as guides but as people in general. We feel like we made awesome new friends.
All of our guides worked really well with our Scouts working on whitewater merit badge.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
We live in the area & have always had positive results with your company. We don’t even consider going with anyone else.
People were kind, helpful, and smiled!!
I thought lunch was superior to other day long water trips we have been on , for example in Key West. Thank you.
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!
Due to very low precipitation in Arizona this winter, we have made the tough decision to cancel our 2014 season on the Salt River. We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience, and we are optimistic for a fantastic runoff in 2015!
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 Full-Day ‘Sprint’||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 4-Day||III-IV||51 mi.||March 8 – May 4||10|
|Upper Salt River Canyon 5-Day||III-IV||51 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.