Upper Canyon of the Salt River

Upper Canyon Map

Hwy 60 Bridge to Gleason Flat Access

Inspiring canyon vistas and heart pounding rapids have made the Upper Canyon of the Salt River the most popular day section in Arizona. You will be greeted with a shot of refreshing mountain water in rapids like Bump and Grind, Maytag Rapid, and Exhibition Rapid. Stop by for a riverside lunch of sizzling fajitas and finish out your rafting adventure in the company of Arizona’s silent sentinel the Saguaro cactus. Don’t want your trip to end here? Consider booking a multi-day adventure and continue through the Middle Canyon and Lower Canyon of the Salt River. Printer friendly souvenir-quality low-resolution or high-resolution versions of this map are great to bring along when visiting us.

Salt River map


Rafting Trips through the Upper Canyon

 

Salt River 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.

 

Salt River 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.

 

Salt River 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 of the Upper Salt River Canyon.

 

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

 

Salt River 2 Day Expedition

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

 

Salt River 3 Day Wilderness

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.

 

Salt River 4 Day Wilderness

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!

 

Salt River 5 Day Wilderness

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

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