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Salt River Rafting – Arizona White Water Rafting

White water rafting in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, close to Phoenix and Tucson

Salt River Rafting in Arizona

Salt River Tubing Trips? No Way! — This is a White Water Rafting Adventure!

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.

Salt River Rafting Trips:

TRIP NAME
CLASS
DIST.
SEASON
MIN. AGE
Class III-IV
10 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 8+
Class III-IV
10 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 8+
Class III-IV
6 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 8+
Class III-IV
20 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 8+
Class III-IV
42 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 10+
Class III-IV
42 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 10+
Class III-IV
51 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 10+
Class III-IV
51 mi.
March 5-May 10
Age 10+

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 Resources:

Directions

Directions to our
Salt River, AZ Office

Our office is located at the base of the Salt River Canyon between Globe and Show Low, AZ.

Packing List

Packing List and
Pre-Trip Information

Complete lists of what to bring, what we provide, where to meet, policies, rental costs and info.

Gallery

Gallery
Photos

Photos of the Salt River as well as the other river we raft, area wildlife, our staff and many more.

Maps

Salt River
Map

Overview Map of the Salt River showing section names,
rapids and other 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.

Featured Trip:

Browns Canyon Full Day
Arkansas River, Buena Vista, Colorado
Join us on our Most Popular day trip!

What Our Guests Say:

Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.

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