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Salt River Tours

Salt River
Playing in or on Arizona’s Salt River is a great way to stay wet and cool any time of year. Just how you make a splash is entirely up to you.

Depending on conditions, whitewater rafting season typically runs winter through spring on the Upper Salt River. Its rafting rapids are rated class III and IV. Guided trips can run from just one days to five days in length.

Near Mesa, folks love to rent inner tubes and float down the lower Salt River. Not far from Scottsdale, you can paddle, or simply just float in the calm water. Be sure to be on watch for bald eagles and wild horses. A class 1 river, it’s also a great place for a stand up paddle board tour.

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The Salt River is easily accessible from many of Arizona’s popular destinations including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Tucson.
Address: Arizona, USA, USA
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Salt River

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Classic Salt River Raft Trip

Classic Salt River Raft Trip

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Spend a day rafting on the Salt River with this day trip from Phoenix. Your day begins with a safety orientation and rafting lesson. It’s okay if you are a beginner, the excursion starts off gently and the guides are there to help. Stop for a riverside lunch before conquering some white-water rapids to finish off this fun-filled day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.39
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$179.39
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Half-Day Salt River Raft Trip

Half-Day Salt River Raft Trip

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If you’re traveling with kids or hesitant to give white-water rafting a try, this mild Salt River Canyon rafting trip is the perfect choice. Your guide provides all of the instruction and safety information needed for a stress-free trip. Plus, this beginner-friendly tour only requires a half-day commitment—choose to extend at the halfway point if you’re having a good time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.93
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$130.93
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Half-Day Salt River Whitewater Rafting

Half-Day Salt River Whitewater Rafting

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If you haven’t tried white water rafting before, this is the perfect excursion to try it out. The half day tour travels on the Salt River over class III rapids—enough to get splashed without being expert-level. Your guide will take you through a safety orientation and whitewater rafting basics before setting out on the river with views of the White Mountains beyond.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.85
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$131.85

Full-Day Salt River Whitewater Rafting Trip

Full-Day Salt River Whitewater Rafting Trip

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Spend a thrilling day on the Salt River as you conquer class III-IV rapids. Your guide will instruct you on the best way to navigate the river to maximize your rafting enjoyment. Choose one of two options. Both cover the same amount of river, but the “standard” offers lunch midway through your adventure, while the “sprint” substitutes lunch for a snack so you can get back in the river quicker.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.77
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$168.77

Arizona Rafting on the Salt River - Express Rafting Trip

Arizona Rafting on the Salt River - Express Rafting Trip

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Escape to the "other" Grand Canyon, the Salt River Canyon for an exciting afternoon filled with 12 "wet and fun" Class III rapids on a Salt River one day raft trip! Rapids are every 5 to 10 minutes in this unbelievable 2,000 foot deep canyon. • Multi-faceted Satellite communication systems to coordinate the details of your adventure and increase safety • Specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles to ensure your shuttle out on the rugged trails • Different boat options for various water levels and adventure desires • Free helmets, wetsuits, wetsuit boots, splash jackets, and personal flotation devices. • Trips run to higher Colorado state safety standards • Earning the highest possible ratings from the Forest Service and Apache Tribe, our governing agencies • Highly trained and experienced guides with trip leaders averaging 2,000 river miles • State of the art self bailing rafts • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.04
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$157.04

 Arizona Rafting on the Salt River- Full Day Rafting Trip

Arizona Rafting on the Salt River- Full Day Rafting Trip

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Escape to the "other" Grand Canyon, the Salt River Canyon for an exciting afternoon filled with 12 "wet and fun" Class III rapids on a Salt River one day raft trip! Rapids are every 5 to 10 minutes in this unbelievable 2,000 foot deep canyon. • Multi-faceted Satellite communication systems to coordinate the details of your adventure and increase safety • Specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles to ensure your shuttle out on the rugged trails • Different boat options for various water levels and adventure desires • Free helmets, wetsuits, wetsuit boots, splash jackets, and personal flotation devices. • Trips run to higher Colorado state safety standards • Earning the highest possible ratings from the Forest Service and Apache Tribe, our governing agencies • Highly trained and experienced guides with trip leaders averaging 2,000 river miles • Hot grilled steak lunch provided • State of the art self bailing rafts • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.10
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$179.10

Arizona Rafting on the Salt River - Half Day Rafting Trip

Arizona Rafting on the Salt River - Half Day Rafting Trip

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Escape to the "other" Grand Canyon, the Salt River Canyon for an exciting afternoon filled with 6 "wet and fun" Class III rapids on a Salt River one day raft trip! Rapids are every 5 to 10 minutes in this unbelievable 2,000 foot deep canyon. • Multi-faceted Satellite communication systems to coordinate the details of your adventure and increase safety • Specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles to ensure your shuttle out on the rugged trails • Different boat options for various water levels and adventure desires • Free helmets, wetsuits, wetsuit boots, splash jackets, and personal flotation devices. • Trips run to higher Colorado state safety standards • Earning the highest possible ratings from the Forest Service and Apache Tribe, our governing agencies • Highly trained and experienced guides with trip leaders averaging 2,000 river miles • State of the art self bailing rafts • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.36
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$128.36

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Phoenix

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Phoenix

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Get ready to walk on water! Join us and experience the desert from a thrilling new perspective while on the deck of a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Our guided SUP tour is a perfect introduction to stand up paddling. A SUP is similar to a surf board and allows for a standing/paddling form of on-water recreation and touring. On this tour, we learn the basics of launching and landing, techniques for balancing, kneeling and standing, and how to turn and navigate on gentle water. We’ll also have a great opportunity to learn about the amazing ecosystem of a desert river, and see some of flora and fauna which make this such a unique habitat. This tour is appropriate for anyone with good physical fitness, a willingness to learn a new skill, and a modest sense of adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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