Shuttle Service for your Private Salt River Rafting Trip in Arizona!


Wilderness Aware is a licensed Salt River shuttle operator offering information for private kayakers and rafters planning an Upper Salt River Canyon non-commercial trip.

CLICK HERE for River Map. 

This form is for Hwy 60 Bridge to Hwy 288 Bridge shuttles only! If you would like to request a shuttle from Hwy 60 to Camp 2 or Hoodoos, you must call our office at 800.462.7238.

IMPORTANT: We HIGHLY recommend making a reservation for your shuttle. During the Salt River season, we are in the office Monday – Friday, from 8am – 4pm (MST, Colorado). If you are requesting a shuttle within the next 24 hours, please call instead of submitting this form. If you are requesting a shuttle within the next 24 hours AND it is outside of our office hours, you will need to set up your shuttle with our Salt River Manager at our office near the Hwy 60 bridge (no phones or email here, just show up).

If possible meet up with our operations manager at our office located in the parking area across from the private boater put-in area at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon. If NO manager is present to deliver your key to, we have two boxes attached to our office for private vehicle shuttles. One box contains liability forms and key tags; use one for each vehicle to be shuttled. The lock box is to drop off your keys (with competed key tag attached)

If you have more than one vehicle to be shuttled use the key tags, available on our office trailer, to identify your vehicle. Attach your keys and drop in the lock box on the office trailer. Leave one completed liability per vehicle on the driver seat of your vehicle. It is a good idea to leave a list of all vehicles in your party so we move the correct vehicles on the correct day.

• Download Shuttle Vehicle Liability Release PDF (ONE PER VEHICLE)

WARNING!! Private Boaters need a White Mountain Apache Tribe Permit BEFORE arriving at the put in! There is NO pay station at the put in!

2024 permits can be purchased at Sinclair Gas Station at the junction of highways 60 and 73 .

Permits purchased online can be pre-printed in advance, or you may show these permits to the Apache permit enforcers on your phone/tablet, so long as you have downloaded a copy in advance (there is no internet/service at the put-in).

Boaters need to purchase a $30/person “River Rafting – Private Daily” permit for EACH day they are on the Apache land (typically two days for multi-day trips).

If you are camping the night before you launch, you must also secure a $30/person “Special Use: Salt River Access Only” permit. 

You must create a log-in to buy a permit – please go here:


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