Upper Salt River

The Upper Salt River has exciting Class 2 to 4 rapids that are challenging and fun. Stunning rocky canyons, oak and juniper forests, and an amazing array of wildlife are found in this magical area of the Sonoran Desert. Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 day trips to experience this diverse and secluded region. Fantastic side hikes reveal the biological diversity of the desert. Sections of this trip float through the lands of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
River Information
  • Permits are distributed via lottery. Applications may be submitted November 15 - January 31. Permit application
  • Hwy 60 Bridge
  • Hwy 288 Bridge
  • 52
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Wilderness Aware Rafting
Buena Vista, CO
Twice named “Colorado Company of the Year”! Winner of the BBB "Excellence in Customer Service" award. Join us on one of five different rivers in Colorado and the Salt River in Arizona near Phoenix and Tucson. Trips range in duration from ½ - 10 days and include wildwater, family whitewater, guided float fishing, and inflatable kayaks. Our trips represent a full range of difficulties, but most do not require any previous experience. Hearty, wholesome meals prepared riverside. Visit our new 7,200 square foot facility located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the Colorado Rockies. Established 1976. Outstanding safety record, experienced guides.
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