Globe Arizona Rafting Vacation Planning – AZ

The Perfect Globe Spring Time Vacation – Whitewater River Rafting in Globe

Exciting Whitewater Rafting in Arizona

Coming to Globe, AZ this spring? No Globe vacation is complete without experiencing the area’s best whitewater rafting. And you won’t find a better Salt River Canyon white water rafting outfitter than Wilderness Aware.

In Globe, AZ, you can experience world class whitewater rafting or visit one of the many ancient Native America ruins in the same day. Or you can take your time hiking in the White Mountains and soaking up culture in the nearby White Mountain Apache Tribe and San Carlos Apache Reservations. Globe, Arizona visitors are some of the best repeat customers we have, coming back year after year to Globe and the beautiful Salt River Canyon.

For help planning your Globe, AZ vacation – check out the following informative links:

Globe, Arizona Vacation Lodging
From basic to unique; there are many great places to stay in Globe. Find the right accommodations for your Globe vacation.

Globe, Arizona Restaurants
Globe has a great selection of dining choices to tempt your taste buds. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find something to love in Globe.

Globe, Arizona Vacation Activities and Travel Info
Make your Globe spring vacation one you’ll be talking about for years to come. In Globe, rafting is just one of many fun and exciting activities to try; others include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and golf, to name a few.

Directions from Globe, AZ to…
Salt River, AZ – closest white water rafting trips to Globe.
Arkansas River, CO -near our Buena Vista, CO headquarters.
Dolores River, CO – 3, 6 & 10 day trips in May and June.
Gunnison River, CO – remote wilderness two-day rafting trips.
Colorado River, CO – mild family float trips.
North Platte River, CO – wilderness trips in May and June.

Globe, Arizona Vacation: Embedded with History

The history surrounding Globe, AZ begins much earlier than the town’s establishment in 1876. Nomadic people found their way into the area almost 7,000 years ago. But it was the Salado culture (named for the Rio Salado or “Salt River”), established around 700 years ago, that had the earliest historical impact on Globe. They built and inhabited a large pueblo-style living site, now referred to as Besh-ba-Gowah in the town of Globe, Arizona. Visiting Besh-ba-Gowah is one of the many highlights of a Globe vacation.

The much larger Apache Tribes, further to the north and east of Globe, lived and traded with the small pueblo tribes for many years until the arrival of the Spaniards in the 1600’s. For many years and many battles, the Apache defended the land but were ultimately defeated. In 1871, many Apaches remained to reside on the newly formed San Carlos Apache Reservation.

During the get-rich-quick days of mining during the late 1800’s, many early tries at establishing mines in the Globe, AZ were unsuccessful. Silver was finally discovered, and in the early 1870’s, many claims were staked and an influx of pioneers settled in and established the town of Globe, Arizona. However, it was increase in the interest of copper in 1881 that really allowed Globe to thrive. Copper mining is still very much alive today in Globe.

In the decades to come, Globe, Arizona endured countless historic events such as murders, stagecoach robberies, outlaws, lynching’s, and Apache raids – many of which included the likes of Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and Phineas and Ike Clanton, who were involved in the infamous shootout with Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral. Today, however, Globe is a just a small Arizona town embedded with rich history that continues to form.

Globe and the Salt River are Great Escapes from Phoenix and Tucson.

A Globe, Arizona vacation is a great destination that gets you away from its larger neighbors, Phoenix and Tucson . Enjoy yourself on a breathtaking drive near Roosevelt Reservoir and Apache Lake along the Apache Trail, or explore the unspoiled beauty on a hike in the Salt River Canyon.

Don’t forget to visit many other vacation towns and destinations on your Globe, AZ vacation, including Miami, Peridot, San Carlos, Superior and Show Low.

Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
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.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
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.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby 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.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.

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