Salt River Rafting

4 Day Wilderness

4 Day Salt River Wilderness

Tackle challenging and exciting rapids during the day and sleeping on cozy riverside beaches at night on this exceptional Salt River Wilderness adventure.

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Trip Details

9:00 AM Departure
March 1 to May 6
51 miles
Beg/Intermediate, Class III-IV rapids
10 years old and up
Meals included!
Meets at the river, 45 minutes north of Globe, Arizona

 

$889/person

4 Day Wilderness Whitewater Rafting in Arizona

Nothing compares to spending 4 days rafting though 51 miles of the remote Salt River Wilderness encompassing all of the raftable sections of the Upper Salt River. The 4 day trip is our most popular wilderness trip; it is the optimal length of time to spend exploring the Sonoran Desert while tackling world class whitewater in the Middle Canyon and Lower Canyon.

Exploration is the mission of each day with new challenging rapids and side hikes to remote Indian ruins or lush canyons. Thrive off the daily dose of challenging whitewater and spend relaxing nights on the abundant riverside campsites.

Embrace the morning as the warm sun unveils the waking desert’s cliffs that have been folded, lifted and twisted by eons of geological forces. Make the choice to get away and truly take time for yourself.

You may also want to consider these other multi-day white water rafting excursions through the spectacular Salt River Wilderness on a 2 Day Expedition, a 3 Day Wilderness trip, or our 5 Day Wilderness trip. These multi-day adventures travel through remote canyons full of exciting whitewater and riverside beach campsites.

Call us at 800.231.7238 or book online today!

Additional Information

Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Price listed includes meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 4, transfers back to your vehicle, a large overnight dry bag, wetsuits, wetshoes and splash jackets when necessary. Price listed does not include land and water access fees (9%), Apache Permit Fee ($50/person), or tent and sleeping bag/ground pad rentals.

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Packing List – complete list of what to bring, what we provide and other useful information
Directions – how to reach the meeting point for your trip
Gallery – images of the Salt River
Maps – complete map of the all Salt River rafting sections

Customer Reviews

  • Rafting the Salt I've been doing this trip annually with a middle school group and it is the highlight of the year. The scenery is incredible, the... read moreI've been doing this trip annually with a middle school group and it is the highlight of the year. The scenery is incredible, the rafting is exciting - particularly this year with high water, and guides are fantastic. My only reservation in sharing this review is that more folks will go to the Salt where the solitude of the canyons and the beauty of the
    desert is so appealing.
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    Fred W
    6/18/2019

    Greatest Adventure We had a great time in the Salt River. We always use Wilderness Aware and brought new friends with us this time. One... read moreWe had a great time in the Salt River. We always use Wilderness Aware and brought new friends with us this time. One person had some issues with balance and they were able to work with him and put him in the middle. The waters were flowing great. Our staff person was amazing! Making the reservations and getting ready couldn’t be any easier. We can’t wait to go again. Next time will be a full day adventure! read less

    Donnayou
    6/16/2019

    Awesome way to spend the day! My wife and I were in the Phoenix area for 5 days. Decided to go white water rafting on the Salt River with Wilderness Aware.... read moreMy wife and I were in the Phoenix area for 5 days. Decided to go white water rafting on the Salt River with Wilderness Aware. Highlight of the trip! Scenery and rafting were spectacular! Our guide, Justin, was very skilled and knowledgeable of the area. He shared entertaining, historical stories of the local people and sites during our 10 mile trip down the river. Plenty of fun rapids! Could only take photos when water was calm. read less

    ShoelessBruce
    6/15/2019

    Super exciting day with safety first Was the water dangerous? Yes it was. Did I feel safe with my crew? Yes I did. With a snug life jacket you are about... read moreWas the water dangerous? Yes it was. Did I feel safe with my crew? Yes I did. With a snug life jacket you are about as likely to drown as a cork is to sink. My crew was fun and there were many laughs. Our guide was well educated and informative. The fajita lunch was great and enough to keep me full all day. I’ll definitely be doing this again next year! read less

    C2930GYkeiths
    6/15/2019
  • Fun on the water! My coworkers and I took the full day trip and couldn't have had a better time! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. The... read moreMy coworkers and I took the full day trip and couldn't have had a better time! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. The water was perfect! We would all do this again. read less

    Teanker85
    6/11/2019

    A trip to remember! We visited in a group of 12. The trip was A-mazing! The water flow was perfect and our guide was AWESOME! We had such a... read moreWe visited in a group of 12. The trip was A-mazing! The water flow was perfect and our guide was AWESOME! We had such a great time that many of my coworkers now want to do a trip next year. Thank you to all the guides who made our trip one to be talked about for years to come. read less

    Relnyce247
    6/11/2019

    Office rafting trip The office loved it. Some had never rafted and can’t wait to go back. The guides are always knowledgeable and friendly. This was my 6th... read moreThe office loved it. Some had never rafted and can’t wait to go back. The guides are always knowledgeable and friendly. This was my 6th trip with Wilderness Aware. read less

    LHL37
    6/10/2019

    BEST TIME EVER We went here for a bachelorette party, we were definitely beginners but the crew was so fun and welcoming. We all felt safe the whole... read moreWe went here for a bachelorette party, we were definitely beginners but the crew was so fun and welcoming. We all felt safe the whole time & couldn’t stop laughing. The crew was relatable and extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area. They told us a lot of fun facts 🙂 would recommend this company/ crew to anyone. THE FOOD WAS SO YUMMY TOO! We also had a large group, the transportation they provided us was reliable and timely. They were extremely professional but knew how to have a great time! read less

    123CassidyM
    6/06/2019
  • Wonderful day on the Salt River! We had a GREAT day rafting the Salt River. We did the half day Sprint!! It was perfect! We had the best guide ever!! He... read moreWe had a GREAT day rafting the Salt River. We did the half day Sprint!! It was perfect! We had the best guide ever!! He was very knowledgeable and tons of fun! We would definitely go again! The rapids were perfect with the water level being higher than usual. We highly recommend this outfitter! read less

    Colaparchee
    6/05/2019

    Awesome Trip excellent trip down the Salt River. Went end of April, water was quite high due to the amount of snow over the winter. ... read moreexcellent trip down the Salt River. Went end of April, water was quite high due to the amount of snow over the winter. Guides were great, felt very safe. Got really wet, which was great. Equipment excellent. They provided wet suits and booties if requested. read less

    Bob K
    6/03/2019

    Always a good experience with these guys on the Upper Salt River, especially in banner runoff years. It ran 4400 cfs this March, well above... read moreAlways a good experience with these guys on the Upper Salt River, especially in banner runoff years. It ran 4400 cfs this March, well above average, and our guide and the entire team of craft were squared away. No river spills! read less

    Stu W.
    6/16/2019

    What a fantastic day we had. Ben was a very cool and skilled guide with great stories about the river and the canyon as well... read moreWhat a fantastic day we had. Ben was a very cool and skilled guide with great stories about the river and the canyon as well as his own adventures during high waters. The upper salt river has breathtaking views and it is a reminder of the diverse beauty that is AZ. At lunch we had the bonus of a visit from a momma bear who was fortunately on the other side of the river from us. She lingered and then lumbered up the hill and back to her cubs. Awesome. We will do it again when we have another year of good snows like we did this year. Next time, we will skip the stop for lunch and take the fast track. read less

    Tot W.
    6/13/2019

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