9:00 AM Departure
March 1 to May 6
Beg/Intermediate, Class III-IV rapids
10 years old and up
Meets at the river, 45 minutes north of Globe, Arizona
5 Day Wilderness Whitewater Rafting in Arizona
The Salt River 5 day trip is one of the premier whitewater wilderness trips in the West. With this trip you have the luxury of time to thoroughly explore the vast number of side canyons and follow creeks to their hidden pools through the Upper Canyon, Middle Canyon and Lower Canyon. Every day brings new challenging rapids to be conquered by your team and led by your expert guide. Embrace the transformation into “river time”, a state of mind only achieved on the river, allowing yourself to contemplate the diverse layers of rock or count the arms of a giant saguaro cactus. Spend evenings with family or friends playing games on secluded sandy beaches. In the morning enjoy the warmth of a hot cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise.
We float 51 miles at a relaxed pace designed to ensure that our guests truly escape the everyday within the Salt River Canyon. Each bend in the river brings thrilling rapids, evokes new curiosities about geology, or unveils stunning views of wildflower covered cliffs.
Treat yourself to this hidden treasure of the Southwest.
If you are looking for an isolated and truly scenic getaway but in fewer days, consider diving deeper into the spectacular Salt River Wilderness on our 2 Day Expedition, our 3 Day Wilderness, or our 4 Day Wilderness trips. These multi-day adventures also travel through remote canyons full of exciting whitewater and riverside beach campsites.
Call us at 800.231.7238 or book online today!
Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Price listed includes meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on day 5, 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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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 moreFred W6/18/2019
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 moreDonnayou6/16/2019
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 moreShoelessBruce6/15/2019
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 moreC2930GYkeiths6/15/2019
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 moreTeanker856/11/2019
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 moreRelnyce2476/11/2019
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 moreLHL376/10/2019
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 more123CassidyM6/06/2019
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 moreColaparchee6/05/2019
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 moreBob K6/03/2019
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 moreStu 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 moreTot W.6/13/2019