GLOBE RAFTING TRIPS
Springtime Rafting Near Globe
Coming to Globe, AZ this spring? No Globe vacation is complete without experiencing the area’s best whitewater rafting. And you won’t find a better Salt River Canyon white water rafting outfitter than Wilderness Aware.You can experience world class whitewater rafting or visit one of the many ancient Native America ruins in the same day. Or you can take your time hiking in the White Mountains and soaking up culture in the nearby White Mountain Apache Tribe and San Carlos Apache Reservations. Globe, Arizona visitors are some of the best repeat customers we have, coming back year after year to raft the beautiful Salt River Canyon.
Salt River Rafting Trips
About Globe, Arizona
Embedded with History
The history surrounding Globe, AZ begins much earlier than the town’s establishment in 1876. Nomadic people found their way into the area almost 7,000 years ago. But it was the Salado culture (named for the Rio Salado or “Salt River”), established around 700 years ago, that had the earliest historical impact. They built and inhabited a large pueblo-style living site, now referred to as Besh-ba-Gowah in the town. Visiting Besh-ba-Gowah is one of the many highlights of a Globe vacation.
The much larger Apache Tribes, further to the north and east lived and traded with the small pueblo tribes for many years until the arrival of the Spaniards in the 1600’s. For many years and many battles, the Apache defended the land but were ultimately defeated. In 1871, many Apaches remained to reside on the newly formed San Carlos Apache Reservation.
During the get-rich-quick days of mining during the late 1800’s, many early tries at establishing mines in the area were unsuccessful. Silver was finally discovered, and in the early 1870’s, many claims were staked and an influx of pioneers settled in and established the town of Globe. However, it was increase in the interest of copper in 1881 that really allowed the town to thrive. Copper mining is still very much alive today in Globe.
In the decades to come, Globe endured countless historic events such as murders, stagecoach robberies, outlaws, lynching’s, and Apache raids – many of which included the likes of Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and Phineas and Ike Clanton, who were involved in the infamous shootout with Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral. Today, however, Globe is a just a small Arizona town embedded with rich history that continues to form.
For help planning your Globe, AZ vacation – check out the following informative links:
- Lodging – From basic to unique; there are many great places to stay in the area.
- Restaurants – Globe has a great selection of dining choices to tempt your taste buds.
- Activities and Travel Info – Make your spring vacation one you’ll be talking about for years to come. Rafting is just one of many fun and exciting activities to try; others include mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and golf, to name a few.
The Salt River is a Great Escape from Globe
There is no end to the list of activities and attractions near Phoenix, AZ. For excursions outside the city, you can hike or take a white water rafting trip through the Salt River Canyon, visit Saguaro National Park, or take a walk through history at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.
If staying close to the city is more to your liking, take some time to shop in Scottsdale, walk amongst the natural rock formations in Papago Park, visit history itself at Tovrea Castle, or catch an exciting baseball game during Spring Training or a NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway.
A white water rafting trip through Salt River Canyon is a memorable experience that gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix and Tucson. Enjoy yourself on a breathtaking drive near Roosevelt Reservoir and Apache Lake along the Apache Trail, or explore the unspoiled beauty on a hike in the Salt River Canyon.
Don’t forget to visit many other vacation towns and destinations on your Globe, AZ vacation, including Miami, Peridot, San Carlos, Superior and Show Low.
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. read lessFred W6/18/2019
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 lessStu W.6/16/2019
Did a Saturday trip with Wilderness Aware (WA) on the Salt River. Was absolutely amazed at the wonderful experience . From the moment... read moreDid a Saturday trip with Wilderness Aware (WA) on the Salt River. Was absolutely amazed at the wonderful experience . From the moment we arrived to check in through the very end of the trip the staff were awesome. The day was freezing cold and our guide hunted down sweaters for us over lunch. The food was excellent and all gear clean and in working order. Our raft guide was Liz who I will definitely ask for again next year. I brought my 13 year old daughter with me on the trip and she absolutely loved it. This is a great outing for families, girls weekend or just about any occasion. Thanks to all the staff at WA for providing an unforgettable, awesome trip. read lessShawnie Patterson2/26/2018