FULL-DAY Rafting Trip

Our full-day trip provides an exciting day of class III and IV rapids as you raft through the beautiful Upper Salt River Canyon.

Starting at $170 Per Person
Professional and fun-loving guides

Join us for an unforgettable adventure

Trips Run March – MAY: Join us every spring for an adrenaline-packed journey through thrilling rapids set against the stunning backdrop of the desert. Reserve your spot now for the ultimate springtime Salt River whitewater rafting escapade and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Maximum Thrills. Expert Guides: Our trained and experienced guides ensure a safe yet exhilarating experience as you navigate the twists and turns of the Salt River’s class II to IV rapids. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert landscape and encounter stunning wildlife.

Logistics? Don’t Worry: We handle every detail, so you can focus on the thrill of the rapids and the breathtaking scenery. Our expert guides ensure a seamless journey, providing top-notch equipment, safety briefings, and logistical support. From transportation to gear, we’ve got you covered.

Why Choose Arizona Rafting?

If you’re looking for a Salt River rafting guide that prioritizes safety, customer service, environmental stewardship and fun, you’ve come to the right place! Embark on an exhilarating journey with Arizona Rafting, specializing in unforgettable adventures along the majestic Salt River. Join us for thrilling whitewater experiences, guided tours, and unparalleled views of Arizona’s stunning landscapes. Discover the magic of the Salt River with every splash and wave.

Some things We’re Proud of


Mission: Thrilling river experiences with environmental appreciation, fostering lasting memories and responsible tourism.

Values:  Environmental stewardship, safety, customer satisfaction, community engagement, and education.

Vision: To be Arizona’s top sustainable rafting choice, inspiring a connection to nature and enhancing environmental awareness.

Sustainability: Committed to conservation, reducing impact, and local partnerships for an eco-friendly adventure.

Welcome To Arizona Rafting

Welcome to Arizona Rafting, a proud subsidiary of Wilderness Aware Rafting—an outdoor adventure pioneer since 1976. As an extension of the Wilderness Aware family, Arizona Rafting joins the legacy of delivering exceptional outdoor experiences on some of the most breathtaking rivers in the American West, including those in Colorado, Utah, and the beautiful state of Arizona. To explore our complete range of offerings, visit the official website of Wilderness Aware Rafting.

At Wilderness Aware Rafting, we’ve built our reputation on providing unparalleled customer experiences that prioritize safety and a shared passion for the great outdoors. With seven remarkable rivers, five of which flow through designated wilderness areas, we are dedicated to showcasing the beauty of nature and fostering a deep appreciation for our environment.

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies near Buena Vista, Colorado, our base enjoys proximity to the highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks in the state. Our backyard offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring world-class activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, natural hot springs, and extensive off-road trails.

As a close-knit community of outdoor enthusiasts, we share our excitement with visitors from around the globe in a welcoming small-town atmosphere. Our river trips provide guests with the opportunity to experience public lands in a unique way, guided by our experienced team.

Adhering to Leave No Trace ethics, our company culture at Wilderness Aware Rafting emphasizes minimizing our impact on the natural environment. We believe in preserving our public lands for future generations, ensuring that they too can have the chance to enjoy similar awe-inspiring experiences.

Safety on the river is our utmost priority, and Wilderness Aware Rafting boasts an outstanding record as the leader in providing multi-day rafting experiences in Colorado, Arizona and Utah. We are thrilled to extend our expertise and passion for the craft to Arizona Rafting, inviting you to join us for an unforgettable adventure on the rivers of the American West.


Our Guides

Arizona Rafting’s Salt River rafting guides stand out for their unparalleled expertise, blending extensive knowledge of the region’s waterways with a passion for adventure. Exceptionally skilled in safety protocols, they create memorable, thrilling experiences, ensuring every expedition is not just a journey but a masterfully guided exploration of Arizona’s stunning landscapes.

A group of people in a green raft on the river
A group of rafters smile and wave on the Salt River


Flowing through the heart of Arizona, the Upper Salt River is a haven of natural wonders. Revered by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, it holds cultural significance. The Salt River Canyon Wilderness paints a rugged backdrop, inviting adventurers to navigate challenging rapids. Amidst the Sonoran Desert, encounter diverse plant and animal life, thriving in this vital ecosystem. The river serves as a lifeline, sustaining both the environment and thrilling outdoor experiences, making it a cherished gem for its ecological richness and cultural ties.



SCENIC BEAUTY: The Salt River in Arizona offers breathtaking desert landscapes, including stunning canyons, cacti-studded cliffs, and rugged terrain, providing a unique and picturesque backdrop for your white water rafting adventure.

THRILLING RAPIDS: With a range of Class II to Class IV rapids, the Salt River provides an exhilarating and challenging experience for both novice and experienced rafters. Get your adrenaline pumping as you navigate through exciting twists and turns.

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS: Alongside the thrill of rafting, the Salt River offers opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife, including eagles, herons, and even wild horses. It's a chance to connect with nature while enjoying the rush of white water rafting.


Each trip on the Salt River has slightly different meeting times and equipment needs. Below are links to pre-trip information, including packing lists, for each of the trips we offer on the Salt River. These pages also have maps to help guide you to the meeting point.



Choose from half-day and full-day trips white water rafting in Arizona on the Salt River. We offer trips up to five days long. Here’s what you could be missing out on:

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