2 Day Salt River Expedition

Arizona

Enjoy rafting the entire distance of the stunning and isolated Salt River Wilderness on this fast-paced 2 Day trip. Departing just north of Globe, Arizona, close to Phoenix and Tucson, this remarkable trip is available between March-early May. Suitable for adventurous adults and kids ages 10+ looking to spend quality time on the river. This trip is an amazing adventure!

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Trip Details

Adults: $439 Youth: $373.15

  • 9:00 AM Departure
  • March 3 to May 6 (2018)
  • 42 miles on the river
  • Beginner/Intermediate, Class III-IV rapids
  • Experienced guide on each raft
  • Ages 10 years and up*
  • Meals included, from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 2
  • High water/cool weather items included (wetsuit, wetshoes & splash jacket)
  • Located near Globe, Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson

About the Salt River 2 Day Expedition Trip


The 2 Day Expedition trip launches at the point the Full Day trips ends. In two days we travel 42 miles through White Rock, and Granite Canyons continuing through the inaccessible Jumpoff Canyon into the Salt River Wilderness. Our stop for the night will be one of the abundant riverside campsites that are accessible only by raft.

Hear and feel the roar of exciting rapids such as Black Rock, The Maze, Quartzite Falls, and Corkscrew in just two days! Multi-day Salt River trips provide an opportunity for total escape. Experience world-class whitewater, fascinating geology, giant saguaro cactus, Indian ruins, and desert canyons carpeted in Sonoran Desert wildflowers.

The Salt River is one of the most unique rivers in the country. Its location on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau is at the crossroads of mountain and desert ecosystems, resulting in a striking variety of plant, animal and bird life. You’ll descend through oak and juniper woodlands into the stunning Lower Sonoran desert with its towering multi-armed saguaro cactus. The Salt River Canyon is truly a hidden treasure of the southwest.

This trip has a strict maximum of 12 people per trip.

Additional Information
  • *Youth price is valid for those 10-16 years old. Youth must weigh at least 60 lbs. Minimum age and weight are subject to increase due to high water.
  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
  • Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to departure time.
  • Price listed includes your wetsuit, wetshoes, splash jacket, lifejacket, helmet, guide, boat, overnight bag, potable chemical toilet, transportation to and from the river and all meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 2. The prices listed do not include 9% land and water access fees, $25 Apache Permit Fee or guide tip.

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Map & Directions to Salt River Canyon, AZ

Our office is located at the base of the Salt River Canyon (on the opposite side of the bridge from the rest stop), just off of Hwy 60/AZ 77, about 40 minutes north of Globe, AZ and 45 south of Show Low, AZ.

Resources:

  • Packing List and Pre-Trip Information: a complete list of what to bring, what we provide, rental costs and directions.
  • Liability Release: required for each rafter. Please feel free to complete this form prior to arrival. Each person under 18 years of age requires a parent/guardian to co-sign.
  • Salt River Description: information about the Salt River, including a complete list of all trips we offer.
  • Itinerary: read our sample itinerary.
  • Gallery: look through photos of the Salt River, our other rivers, staff, wildlife and more.
  • River Map: check out our detailed river maps including rapids and other features.
  • FAQ’s: Take a look through our most frequently asked questions and answers.