Stupendous Salt River

Rafting Phoenix, United States

Be impressed by the awesome Salt River. In the heart of the desert find the refreshing waters, geographic marvels, and exotic wildlife of the Salt River Canyon. Raft the rapids and be exhilarated by white-water and Wild Horses. Gaze skyward to see magnificent cliffs framing Bald Eagles, Egrets, Hawks and Osprey. Don't be afraid as you come face to face with the desert dwellers such as Coati, Javalina, Big Horn Sheep and of course Gila Monsters.

Location by Salt River Rafting

Packages at this location

Raft & Camp Rafting

Thrills, comfort and adventure - get the whole trifecta. Fill yourself to brimming. Fill up with excitement, adrenaline and adventure as you spend a full day on the Salt River. Get high as you go deep - descending through the 2000 foot deep canyon. Rocketing past majestic scenery as you ride the rapids or enjoy the serenity. Enjoy a fabulous riverside grilled lunch with breakfast and dinner cooked around the campfire. Relax in our nearby campsite enjoying the luxury and convenience of car camping within the 1.4 billion-year-old walls of the canyon. Sleep under crystal clear skies, and sparkling stars in a world of pre-historic beauty. Discover if “roughing it” is for you! with rental camping gear available. Choose one of two options: raft and camp that night or camp and raft the next day.

  • Transportation back to your vehicle after the trip

  • PFD (life jacket), Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, Neoprene River Shoes

Camp within the 1.4 billion-year-old walls of the canyon. Sleep under crystal clear skies, and sparkling stars in a world of pre-historic beauty.

10 AM Meet to go rafting
11 AM First Rapid of the Day, Kiss & Tell.
1 PM Grilled Riverside Lunch.
3 PM Last Rapid of the Day, Mescal Falls!
4 PM Back to your vehicle, change and head to base camp.
6 PM Fireside dinner next to the river.
8 PM Stars!
7 AM Breakfast is served.
9 AM Pack up, go for a hike to one of Arizona's most beautiful waterfalls, it is up to you.

March 1 to May 4, 2019

Prices do not include $25 per person Apache Day Use Fee and 6% River & Land Use and Access Fee. Meeting time will be in your confirmation email (9 am or 10 am) at our office in the Salt River Canyon. Mile Marker 293 on Highway 60/77 between Globe and Show Low at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon. Please take note of the following guidelines as to what to bring and wear when rafting:

Water bottle
Sunscreen
Waterproof camera
Swimsuit and/or synthetic thermal layers for underneath the wet suit
Synthetic socks for underneath river shoes or your own shoes/sandals that have a heal strap (no flip-flops)
Any prescribed medications for serious allergies or conditions such as Albuterol Inhaler, Epi-Pen, Nitroglycerine tablets/spray, etc.

What to bring and wear for camping:
You are limited by what fits in your car!
Warm clothes for camp (sweatshirt, jacket, pants, long johns, thick socks, hat).
Rain jacket in case of bad weather
Lightweight boots or sneakers.
Flashlight.
Toiletries.
Tent.
Sleeping bag
Sleeping Pad.
Alcoholic beverages or soda of your choice.

What to not bring and wear:
× Cotton & Denim Clothing: does not insulate once wet and has no place on the river
× Electronic devices that are not waterproof and you do not mind losing in the river
× Jewelry or other valuables
× Alcohol and rafting do not mix and is not allowed
× Guns and fireworks are not allowed in the Salt River Canyon

3 Day Wilderness Rafting

Get wild and wet on the Salt River - as you plummet and plunge through 52 miles of the upper river. Considered to be one of the USA's top ten river adventures - the Salt River Canyon Wilderness was given federal protection in 1984. Benefit from this pristine wilderness and awesome whitewater river - submerge, accelerate, pop and fizzle as you power through these class IV rapids. Descend through memorable whitewater with names like Black Rock, The Maze, Quartzite Falls and Corkscrew. Marvel at over 200 species of birds, and unique desert flora and fauna. Sleep beneath stars in ancient geological formations.

  • Personal dry bag for each person (approximately the size of a 13 gallon trash bag)

  • Transportation back to your vehicle after the trip

  • Breakfast each morning at camp excluding Day 1

  • Dinners cooked by your guides at camp excluding the last day of your trip

  • Lunch every day of your trip

  • PFD (life jacket), Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, Neoprene River Shoes

Camp within the 1.4 billion-year-old walls of the canyon. Sleep under crystal clear skies, and sparkling stars in a world of pre-historic beauty.

Day 1
9:00 AM: Meet your guides at our office in the Salt River Canyon
10:00 AM: Disembark for an awesome first day on the Salt River!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
3:00 PM: Get to camp, relax, enjoy the scenery, hike, play some games
6:00 PM: Dinner is served! After eating relax by the fire, hike around, gaze at the stars!

Day 2
8:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
10:00 AM: Raft through the Salt River Wilderness!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
3:00 PM: Get to camp, relax, enjoy the scenery, hike, play some games
6:00 PM: Dinner is served! After eating relax by the fire, hike around, gaze at the stars!

Day 3
8:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
10:00 AM: Raft through the Salt River Wilderness!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
3:00 PM: Return to your car, change clothes, and say your goodbyes.

*Times are very much approximated, each day will vary. 9 am Meet Time on Day 1 is not an approximation.

March-May

Please note that the price does not include $50 per person Apache Use Fee and 6% River & Land Use and Access Fee. Meeting time will be in your confirmation email (9am) at our office in the Salt River Canyon. Mile Marker 293 on Highway 60/77 between Globe and Show Low at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon.

What to bring and wear rafting:
Water bottle.
Sunscreen.
Waterproof camera.
Swimsuit and/or synthetic thermal layers for underneath the wet suit.
Synthetic socks for underneath river shoes or your own shoes/sandals that have a heal strap (no flip-flops).
Any prescribed medications for serious allergies or conditions such as Albuterol Inhaler, Epi-Pen, Nitroglycerine tablets/spray, etc.

What to bring and wear for camping:
You are limited by what fits in one dry bag (the size of a 13-gallon bag)
Warm clothes for camp (sweatshirt, jacket, pants, long johns, thick socks, hat).
Rain jacket in case of bad weather.
Lightweight boots or sneakers.
Flashlight.
Toiletries.
Tent.
Sleeping bag.
Sleeping Pad.
Alcoholic beverages or soda of your choice.

What to not bring and wear:
× Cotton & Denim Clothing: does not insulate once wet and has no place on the river
× Electronic devices that are not waterproof and you do not mind losing in the river
× Jewellery or other valuables
× Alcohol and rafting do not mix and is not allowed
× Guns and fireworks are not allowed in the Salt River Canyon

Full Day Raft Rafting

Fill yourself to brimming. Fill up with excitement, adrenaline and adventure as you spend a full day on the Salt River. Get high as you go deep - descending through the 2000 foot deep canyon. Rocketing past majestic scenery as you ride the rapids of Maytag, Overboard, Exhibition and the Mescal Falls. Contemplate the serenity of the Narrows and the fantastic volcanic cliffs. Enjoy a delicious hot lunch. All this packed into 1 day makes for an unforgettably impressive adventure.

  • Transportation back to your vehicle after the trip

  • Delicious lunch prepared by your guides

  • PFD (life jacket), Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, Neoprene River Shoes

Full Day Rafting:
10:00 AM: Meet at our office (Double check the meeting time on your confirmation email)
10:30 AM: Disembark for an awesome day on the Salt River
12:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious riverside lunch prepared by your guides
1:30 PM: Continue down the Salt through Mescal Falls and other fun rapids
4:00 PM: Return to your car, change clothes, look at pictures of your trip and say your goodbyes

March - May

Please note that prices do not include $25 per person Apache Day Use Fee and 6% River & Land Use and Access Fee. Meeting time will be in your confirmation email (9 am or 10 am) at our office in the Salt River Canyon. Mile Marker 293 on Highway 60/77 between Globe and Show Low at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon

What to bring and wear rafting:
Water bottle.
Sunscreen.
Waterproof camera.
Swimsuit and/or synthetic thermal layers for underneath the wet suit
Synthetic socks for underneath river shoes or your own shoes/sandals that have a heal strap (no flip-flops).
Any prescribed medications for serious allergies or conditions such as Albuterol Inhaler, Epi-Pen, Nitroglycerine tablets/spray, etc.

What to not bring and wear:
× Cotton & Denim Clothing: does not insulate once wet and has no place on the river
× Electronic devices that are not waterproof and you do not mind losing in the river
× Jewelry or other valuables
× Alcohol and rafting do not mix and is not allowed
× Guns and fireworks are not allowed in the Salt River Canyon

About the location

Accommodation

Choose one of our overnight adventures to camp within the 1.4 billion-year-old walls of the canyon. Sleep under crystal clear skies, and sparkling stars in a world of pre-historic beauty.

Location

Accelerate into an adventure - only 2.5 hours driving time from Phoenix or Tuscon you will find the Salt River Canyon. Descend into one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. The switch-back road will take you down into the heart of the Salt River Canyon within the Tonto National Forest Park in the state of Arizona. Here you will discover unique biodiversity, outstanding geographical features and a river of joy and thrills. Streaming out of the White Mountains to the East of Phoenix the Salt River is created by the confluence of the Black and White Rivers. Journey into excitement on an actual inland salt river - created by large salt deposits and the effect of introduced plantings of the Salt Cedar, Tamarisk.

Food

Warm your body and your soul as you gather around the campfire and day turns to night. Eat fabulous camp prepared meals that nourish your whole being. With sumptuous cooked breakfasts and dinners at your campsite. Fabulous prepared lunches on the banks of the river. You will truly feed your physical and spiritual self.

Activities

Highly qualified river-guides with excellent experience Excellent safety standards and equipment. Adrenaline filled white-water rafting on world-class rapids Beginner and family level white-water rafting. Multi-Day camping and rafting trips Rafting, Rafting, and more Rafting. We are kind of single-minded that way.

Amenities

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Canyoning