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Salt River Rafting - 2 Day Trip

SALT RIVER RAFTING SEASON: FEB - MAY!

Our Salt River Rafting Two Day Trip gives you double the miles and double the fun of our one-day trip. We start just off the Salt River Bridge on Hwy 60 one hour north of Globe. Our guides will greet you and get you outfitted with wetsuits, splash gear and a PFD. Next, load into our paddle rafts for an awesome 11 miles of rollicking Class III-IV whitewater and beautiful scenery passing through Pre-Cambrian rock and mescal limestone, surrounded by towering saguaro cactus and wildflowers. Take a quick break at the Canyon Rio base camp for a hot lunch before continuing downstream. From base camp you will be joined by gear rafts laden with food, camping equipment and everything you brought for a night under the desert stars. Continuing past the one-day take-out, you will enter a more remote part of the Canyon.

Our guides will take you to a private beach, prepare your dinner, and entertain you while you relax and enjoy one of Arizona’s most pristine wilderness destinations. In the morning wake to coffee and the smells of breakfast being prepared. Our guides will break camp and the trip will continue downstream. Enjoy another action packed day of rafting through rapids like Ledges, White Rock, Granite, Rattrap and more. Float past the sacred Apache Salt Banks. Stop for a hike and to enjoy beautiful Canyon Creek, surrounded by granite slabs speckled with sparkly quartz and black flakes that are approximately one billion years old. Today’s lunch is a magnificent deli lunch spread with fresh fruit and vegetables. After another 10 miles of rafting we will take-out at Gleason Flats and strap in for a bus ride back to your vehicles that is almost as exciting as the river itself.

Adult: $425 *
Children Ages 7-14: $340 *


* Prices listed do not include additional access and use fees charged by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Forest Service that will also be collected at time of booking.



Itinerary

Day 1

  • Meet at the Salt River Bridge at 9:00am.
  • Check in, sign the Apache roster, liability waiver, and change into rafting gear.
  • Pack Personal Drybag.
  • Go Rafting! Rapids will include Kiss and Tell, Bump and Grind, Maytag, Grumman, Mother Rock, and Overboard.
  • Lunch break- Enjoy a delicious hot lunch. Vegetarian and gluten free option available.
  • Back to the boats! Pick up right where you left off with Exhibition, Cibecue, Three Way, Battleship, and Mescal Falls rapids. This time you will be accompanied by overnight gear boat carrying food for the remainder of the trip and your personal gear.
  • Continue past the One Day take out and make camp on a remote beach.
  • Enjoy a night under the desert stars and a delicious mixed grill dinner prepared by your guides.

Day 2
  • Awaken to the smell of coffee and breakfast being prepared by your guides.
  • Break camp and continue downstream.
  • View the sacred Apache Salt Banks and experience rapids such as Ledges, White Rock, Rat Trap, and more.
  • Enjoy a deli style lunch on the bank of the river.
  • An optional hike is available depending on conditions and the pace of the trip.
  • Take out at Gleason Flats. Our bus will transport you and your gear back to your vehicles for the conclusion of the trip. Be prepared, the ride back to your vehicles can be every bit as exciting as the rapids. Return to your vehicles in the evening.

Trip Details

Starting Point: Salt River Bridge on Hwy 60
End Point: Gleason Flats take out
Trip Length: 20 Miles
Trip Duration: Two days
Meet Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: Between 5:00-6:00 PM
Canyon Rio Gear Provided: Wet Suit, Splash Top, PFD, Helmet, and Paddle

What to Bring

Anything brought on the river should be considered disposable. If you bring a personal item, expect it to get wet, dirty, stained, jostled, crushed, and/or lost overboard. Here is a list of what you should bring on the river, and what you might want to have in your car for after the trip. A detailed list will also be sent to you upon reservation:

River Clothes

  • Bathing suit, synthetic pants or shorts
  • Synthetic, fast-drying shirt
  • Neoprene, wool, or quick dry socks
  • River sandals or sneakers (NO Flip-Flops)

Camping Clothes

  • Synthetic long underwear
  • Warm top and pants
  • Jacket
  • Rain Gear
  • Dry sneakers or boots
  • Warm socks for camp

Personal

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen and lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra contacts or eyeglasses
  • Flashlight or headlamp
Optional
  • Alcoholic beverages/ soda (CANS Only. May only be consumed in camp)
  • Camera
  • Reading and journal materials

Booking & Cancellation Policy

Trips may be booked anywhere from 6 months to 12 hours in advance of launch. However because of the short season and high demand, we recommend sign up as soon as you know your desired launch date.

For single-day trips, full payment is required upon registration. We accept Visa and MasterCard payments over the phone. If you are booking at least two weeks in advance, you may mail in a check; however, we can hold your spot for only 5 business days. If we have not received your check within five days, we may resell these seats. We accept cash payments in person only.

For multi-day trips, a $100 per person non-refundable payment is due upon reservation. The remaining payment is due 7 days before the trip date.

  • With 8+ days notice, 75% of trip cost will be refunded
  • With 3-7 days notice, 25% of trip cost will be refunded OR you may reschedule for this season.
  • Within 3 days, no refund will be offered; $25 fee to reschedule, per group.
  • All payment will be refunded or client may reschedule if we are forced to cancel a trip due to weather, water levels, or low enrollment.