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Phoenix River Rafting - Salt River 

SALT RIVER -- ARIZONA

Enjoy white water rafting in the Phoenix area in just one day!

Looking for the best place to go white water rafting near Phoenix, Arizona? Believe it or not, you only have to drive 1.5 hours eastward to find Phoenix river rafting opportunities on the Salt River. Float between rising canyon walls covered in spectacular Saguaro cacti that are a classic icon of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix river rafting day trips are offered on the Salt River by the experts at Wilderness Aware, a top notch rafting outfitter on the Salt River.

While the rest of the white water rafting world waits for the snow to melt, you can enjoy Salt River rafting trips as early as February and into June, before summer temperatures soar. When it does warm up, enjoy a splash in the river, or in the hidden waterfall oasis on a side hike on a Phoenix river rafting adventure.

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Upper Canyon Full Day

Our most popular trip! You’ll experience exciting and thrilling whitewater, while making your way through the inspiring beauty of the Salt River Canyon. A delicious hot fajita lunch and rental items are included, as well as a time-permitting hike to a spectacular waterfall!

Trip Length: 10 miles    Minimum Age: 8
Season: March-Mid May    Intensity Level: Class III-IV

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Upper Canyon Half Day

The half day adventure on the Salt River takes you through a handful of fast-paced and exciting rapids, all wrapped up in the spectacular canyon scenery of the Upper Sonoran Desert. Rental items are included on this trip.

Trip Length: 6 miles    Minimum Age: 8
Season: March-Mid May    Intensity Level: Class III-IV