Join Arizona Rafting on an epic springtime adventure

— The 2020 Salt River season starts on March 1st! —



Most Popular Salt River Rafting Trips


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. Optional hike and riverside lunch included.


Half Day

Raft with us in the morning on this fast-paced, short and sweet Salt River Half Day section featuring exciting class III white water. 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.



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 white water. This is the perfect trip for family, friends and groups.


4 Day

Get away into 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 explore new and challenging rapids and side hikes to remote Indian ruins or lush canyons. Our most popular wilderness trip!

Explore the Salt River Wilderness from a raft

Choose from short white water rafting trips of just a day to longer rafting trips of up to five days. Many Phoenix and Tucson residents join us each spring on our most popular trip – a full-day rafting adventure starting near the Highway 60 bridge between Globe and Show Low. To fully explore the canyon, with its beaches, unique geology and huge variety of plants, animals and bird life, consider an overnight whitewater rafting adventure of two to five days. Come see why the Salt River Canyon is one of the Southwest’s hidden treasures.

Salt River Rafting rapids are rated class III and IV. The Salt River drops an average of 25 feet per mile for over 50 miles through rocky, secluded canyons. It flows through oak and juniper woodlands down into stunning Lower Sonoran Desert vegetation, with giant multi-armed saguaro cactus and a diversity of other vegetation. Several side canyons reveal oasis-like microhabitats that are a lush reprieve from the prickly cactus environment. Excellent scenic riverside campsites are abundant and accessible only by raft. Raft the Salt River today for a truly unique experience you are sure to never forget.


Salt River Rafting in Arizona

Join us on an exciting white water rafting adventure on Arizona’s scenic Salt River!
Rafting in Arizona is a fantastic way to escape into the wilderness. We have trips suitable for all skill levels on this amazing and unique springtime white water river.


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Arizona White Water Rafting

White water rafting on the Salt River is a truly unique experience. Check out our great variety of trips now!


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Directions to Salt River

Our Salt River White Water Rafting trips are located 2.5 hours east of Phoenix in the canyon just north of Globe, AZ.


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Trip Advisor Guest Reviews

Read one of many rave reviews from past guest about Arizona Rafting by Wilderness Aware on Trip Advisor.


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Salt River Photo Gallery

Check out our gallery of beautiful scenery photos and images of white water rafting on Arizona’s Salt River.