This is the fourth summer to raft with Wilderness Aware, and yet again, continue to be impressed with the client services, safety and the overall trips.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Absolutely an awesome experience, awesome guides, awesome lunch.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and thought each guide performed above and beyond the call of duty. It was a great trip!!!
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
I have rafted with several other companies and this experience ranks as one of the best. Thanks
Pete and the crew were amazing. Pete was helpful, knowledgeable, smart, witty, and genuinely cared about all of us. What a beautiful memory.
Smashing good show!!!
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch
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.