Multi-day Salt River trips provide an opportunity for a total escape. Experience world-class whitewater, fascinating geology, giant Saguaro cactus, Indian ruins, and desert canyons carpeted in Sonoran Desert wildflowers. The Salt River Canyon is truly a hidden treasure of the southwest.
Combine several of the Salt River's best whitewater sections into an unforgettable multi-day journey where you'll experience the enjoyment of wilderness overnight camping by the scenic Salt River.
Two-day trips include both the Salt River Canyon Full-Day section and the rapids and rock sculptures of White Rock and Granite Canyons. Three and five day trips travel farther and deeper into the grandeur of the Salt River Canyon system. Remote, inaccessible Jumpoff Canyon and the Goosenecks offer abundant riverside campsites that are accessible only by raft. Hear and feel the roar of exciting class IV rapids such as Quartzite Falls, Black Rock, The Maze, and Corkscrew.
- Trip Duration: 2.00 days
- Destination: United States
- Region: Arizona
- Price Range:
$251-$450 per person
Families, Friends, First-Timers, Mature, Independent, Veterans
- Minimum Age: 10
- Activity Option:
Inflatable Kayak, Fishing, Birdwatching, Hiking
- Accommodations: Wilderness Tent Camping
The Salt River is one of the most unique rivers in the country. Its location on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau is at the crossroads of mountain and desert ecosystems, resulting in a striking variety of plant, animal and bird life. You'll descend through oak and piñon-juniper woodlands into the stunning Lower Sonoran desert with its towering multi-armed saguaro cactus. Several side canyon hikes lead to oasis-like microhabitats that are a delight to explore.