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Jackie was awesome; the best river guide we have ever had, after 10+ years of summer rafting. You, by far, have the best lunch on the river! Keep it up!!
One of the best times of my life.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Ya’ll exceeded our expectations.
Nice company- classier than others. Seemed safer than others. Nice building- clean, good amenities.
WA is better than sliced bread!!
I have rafted with WA four times. It keeps getting better each time. Your guides are very personable, professional and entertaining.
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.
People were kind, helpful, and smiled!!
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
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 2013 Salt River season is over! We will return to sunny Arizona in early March of 2014. If you are looking for a getaway during the summer months, check out our rafting trips in the state of Colorado.
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.