Arizona Whitewater Rafting Trips Through Salt River Canyon

Explore all the Salt River Canyon has to offer on a half, full, or multi-day rafting adventure! 

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Springtime Rafting in Arizona

As Arizona’s Salt River descends from the White Mountains east of Phoenix, you’ll find yourself tackling world-class whitewater rafting —no flat water tubing trips here!

This upper stretch of the Salt River offers challenging rapids and the inspiring beauty of a truly unique setting. 

Take an exciting half or full-day Salt River rafting trip or experience what it’s like to truly get away on a multi-day rafting adventure. 

A trip on the Salt River in Arizona is wild and isolated with extreme beauty and offers fantastic rafting. 

Join us for the whitewater rafting trip of a lifetime!

Arizona Rafting returns to the remarkable Salt River Canyon on February 26, 2022!

Full-Day

Join us on our most popular Salt River rafting trip. Exciting class III-IV rapids greet you at every turn, including Maytag, Grumman, and Overboard. Test your skills with the hot action waves of Exhibition and the infamous Mescal Falls. An optional hike and riverside lunch are included.
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Half-Day

Raft with us in the morning on this fast-paced, short, and sweet Salt River Half-Day section featuring exciting class III whitewater. Get soaked with our first exciting rapid, Kiss and Tell, and end the trip at our private beach for the shuttle back to the starting point.
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Sprint

Get all the thrilling rapids of the popular Full-Day trip with a later start time and on-boat snack. Offering the perfect mix of adventure, desert scenery, and exciting whitewater at an exhilarating pace, enjoy 10 miles of exciting Class III and IV rapids through the Upper Salt River Canyon.
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Campout

Join us on our exhilarating full-day trip with rustic riverside camping and dinner the night before or after your trip. Secret bends and intricate boulder gardens mingle with exceptional class III and IV whitewater. This is the perfect trip for family, friends, and groups.
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2-Day

Tackle the entire Salt River Wilderness on our fast-paced 2-Day Salt River Expedition trip! Requiring intense paddling and teamwork, this trip travels 42 miles through the extremely remote Salt River Wilderness. View giant saguaro cacti up close and hillsides blanketed with colorful desert wildflowers.
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3-Day

Raft 46 miles of challenging rapids and camp on remote riverside beaches on this 3-Day adventure in the Salt River Wilderness. With no shortage of exciting whitewater, raft through some of the oldest exposed rocks in the world and explore narrow side canyons leading to oasis-like habitats.
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4-Day

Enjoy the remote and stunning Salt River Wilderness, tackle white knuckling white water, and enjoy the desert beauty on this 51 mile, 4-day journey. Each day explores new and challenging rapids and side hikes to remote Indian ruins or lush canyons. This is our most popular wilderness trip!
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5-Day

Treat yourself to a hidden gem by exploring every aspect of the Salt River Wilderness on this truly amazing 5-day getaway. Float at a relaxed pace over 51 miles and view scenic, ecological and geological treasures on one of the premier whitewater wilderness trips in the West.
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