Salt River Campout


Experience the action-packed and exciting Salt River full day section, with riverside camping and fresh meals the night before or evening of the trip. Depart near Globe, Arizona, close to Phoenix and Tucson, anytime between March and early-May. Suitable for all skill levels and kids ages 8+, this trip is great for families and groups alike.

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Trip Details

Adults: $199 Youth: $169.15

  • 5:30 PM Departure (Camping Night Before Rafting)
  • 10:00 AM Departure (Camping After Rafting)
  • March 3 to May 6 (2018)
  • 10 miles on the river (option to add more)
  • Beginner/Intermediate, Class III-IV rapids
  • Ages 8 years and up*
  • Experienced guide on each raft
  • Three Meals included, one each of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • High water/cool weather items included (wetsuit, wetshoes & splash jacket)
  • Located near Globe, Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson

About the Salt River Campout Trip

The Salt River Campout trip combines a relaxing night of camping on our riverside beach with a fast-paced day of exciting white water rafting on the Salt River Full Day section. Stay the night before or after your rafting adventure at our established camp where we have chemical toilets, a kitchen trailer, and campfire ring.

Option 1 (Camp the night before your trip): Arrive at our office at 5pm the day before your rafting trip. Pack your bag with your essential camp items and we will shuttle you down to our camp, about 3 miles away. Set up camp, enjoy a delicious dinner and the company of our guides. Wake up early, eat a hot and fresh breakfast before breaking down camp and heading back to our office to start your day on the river. Tackle exciting class III-IV rapids, stop for a steak, chicken and veggie fajita lunch at the same spot you camped, and raft more exciting rapids before you conclude your trip. Our shuttle will return you back to your vehicle where you can check out our selection of souvenirs before you head home.

Option 1A (Raft into camp the night before your trip): Arrive at our office at 4pm the day of departure, pack up your essential camp items and get dressed for some time on the river. Instead of getting shuttled downstream to camp you will hop in a boat with your guide and raft 5 miles of exciting whitewater before stopping at the beach adjacent to our campsite. This option can only be booked over the phone by one of our helpful reservation staff. The cost for this trip upgrade is an additional $90.40 per adult and $80.59 per youth (includes fees).

Option 2 (Camp the night of your trip): Arrive at our office by 9am the day of your trip departure. Get changed into your river gear and head out on your Full Day white water rafting adventure! Tackle class III-IV rapids and take in the beautiful scenery before stopping for a hot steak, chicken and veggie fajita lunch at the same location you will be camping. Power through more exciting rapids after lunch before you wrap up your full day rafting adventure. Our shuttle will take you back to your vehicle where you will pack up essential camp items before driving back down to camp. Our guides will prepare a delicious dinner for you while you set up camp and enjoy the campfire. We will drive you back up to your vehicle after an early breakfast the next morning.

If you would rather travel farther and deeper into the grandeur of the Salt River Canyon Wilderness, consider joining a 2 Day Expedition, 3 Day, 4 Day or 5 Day Wilderness trip. These trips are accessible only by raft and travel through the remote and beautiful canyons that offer abundant riverside beach campsites.

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. Several side canyon hikes lead to oasis-like microhabitats that are a delight to explore.

Additional Information
  • *Youth price is valid for those 8-12 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, port-a-potties, transportation to and from the river and meals (one each of breakfast, lunch and dinner). 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.