Arizona whitewater rafting is known and loved for being the first rafting opportunities each spring in the U.S. thanks to the early snowmelt in the Arizona mountains.
Arizona rafting offers truly unique rafting; with high desert scenery, and crazy cool wildlife. Take in the chance to really get away from it all on remote wilderness trips. It’s great for those itching to get on the river, or wanting to ski one day, and raft the next! Arizona rafting trips are located within a few hours of both Phoenix and Tucson.
Pick from one of the River Rafting guides listed above and choose from short white water rafting day trips, to longer rafting trips of up to five days. 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 Arizona’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 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.