Upper Salt River Canyon Multi-Day – Pre-Trip Information

Packing List, Directions and Other Important Information for Your Trip

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DEPARTURE & RETURN TIMES

Show Up
8:00 am
Departs
9:00 am
Returns
4:00-6:00 pm
 

WHERE TO MEET

Your trip will meet in the Salt River Canyon at the junction of Highway 60 and the river between Highway Mile Markers 292 and 293.

From Phoenix, go to Globe on Hwy 60 East. Go all the way through Globe and on the east side of town there is a left hand turn at a stoplight going toward Show Low. Highway 60 turns here! (If you miss the turn, you will be on Hwy 70 going toward Safford!)

From Tucson, get on Hwy 77 North. As you enter Globe on the east side of town there is a right turn onto Hwy 60 going toward Show Low.

Once you turn at the stoplight in Globe on Highway 60, it is 45 minutes to the river. At the river bridge, go across the bridge to the north side of the river and immediately turn left onto the dirt road (watch for our sign). Head downstream about 100 yards on the dirt road and look for the Wilderness Aware trailers and vehicles in the parking area on your right. The parking area is just downstream of the bridge, so don’t go too far or you’ll miss us!

Click here for directions and a link to a Google map

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WHAT TO BRING – DAY

  • Swimming Suit and/or Shorts
  • Tennis Shoes or Secure Sandals (no flip-flops or Crocs)
  • Sunglasses with Securing Strap
  • Waterproof Sunscreen
  • Hat or Visor (can be worn under your helmet)
  • Fleece Jacket or Synthetic Insulating Layer
  • Waterproof Camera (available for sale)
  • Cash For Souvenirs and Tipping Your Guide
  • Water bottle
  • Do Not Wear Cotton on the River (no jeans or sweats)

WHAT TO BRING – CAMP

  • Warm Sleeping Bag / Ground Pad (available to rent)
  • Tent (available to rent)
  • Warm Jacket
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Dry Shoes for Camp
  • Change of Clothes and Small Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Favorite Beverage (Beer or Soda)
  • Favorite Book or Toy

WE PROVIDE

  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit Booties
  • Splash Jacket
  • Meals from Lunch on the First Day Through Lunch on the Last Day
  • Lemonade and Water with Meals and Hot Drinks in Camp
  • Personal Waterproof Storage Bags – 3.2 cu. ft.
  • All Kitchen & Group Camping Equipment
  • Transportation Back to Your Car at the End of the Trip
  • Professional Guides
  • Rafting and Safety Equipment
  • Portable Chemical Toilets

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Be Warm Package

All cool weather items (wetsuits, wetsuit booties and splash jackets) are included in the cost of Salt River trips!

Camping Rentals

Tent
$17/trip
Sleeps 2 people w/gear

Sleeping Bag w/ Ground Pad
$15/set

Ground Pad Only
$4/trip

IMPORTANT TRIP INFO

River Maps
Local Lodging Information
Reservation/Cancellation Policies
Liability Releases
Questions & Answers to Common Trip Questions

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:

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.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
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.
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.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
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.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
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.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
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.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
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.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
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.
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.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
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.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
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 feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
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.
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 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.
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.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.

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