Trip Details


This trip covers 20 miles of the Upper Salt River Canyon passing the rivers name sake Salt Banks and Salado Indian ruins sacred to the Apache. You will also float through the magical ruin granite gorge and challenge exciting rapids: Ledges, Rat Trap, White Rock and Canyon Creek. Outstanding meals are prepared riverside and the trip ends with an equally exciting return drive along Apache Highway 1 built in the 1880’s to connect Phoenix with Fort Apache. Rental camping gear is available and dietary concerns met upon request.

Price and Inclusions

  • $439 Adults & $339 for Youth (Ages 10-16, must weigh at least 50 lbs)
  • PFD (life jacket), Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, Neoprene River Shoes
  • Lunch every day of your trip
  • Dinners cooked by your guides at camp excluding the last day of your trip
  • Breakfast each morning at camp excluding Day 1
  • Transportation back to your vehicle after the trip
  • Personal dry bag for each person (approximately the size of a 13 gallon trash bag)
  • The best river guides on the planet!
  • Prices do not include $50 per person Apache Use Fee and 6% River & Land Use and Access Fee

When & Where to Meet

Meeting time will be in your confirmation email (9am) at our office in the Salt River Canyon. Mile Marker 293 on Highway 60/77 between Globe and Show Low at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon
Directions & Maps: Online : Download & Print


Day 1

9:00 AM: Meet your guides at our office in the Salt River Canyon
10:00 AM: Disembark for an awesome first day on the Salt River!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
4:00 PM: Get to camp, relax, enjoy the scenery, hike, play some games
6:00 PM: Dinner is served! After eating relax by the fire, hike around, gaze at the stars

Day 2

8:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
10:00 AM: Raft through the Salt River Wilderness!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
5:00 PM: Return to your car, change clothes, and say your goodbyes

*Times are very much approximated, each day will vary. 9am Meet Time on Day 1 is not an approximation!

What to bring and wear RAFTING

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof camera
  • Swimsuit and/or synthetic thermal layers for underneath the wet suit
  • Synthetic socks for underneath river shoes or your own shoes/sandals that have a heal
    strap (no flip-flops)
  • Any prescribed medications for serious allergies or conditions such as Albuterol Inhaler,
    Epi-Pen, Nitroglycerine tablets/spray, etc.
  • A tip for your guide if you enjoy the ride!
  • There is no cell service in or near the canyon so please bring along Directions & Maps

What to bring and wear for CAMPING

  • You are limited by what fits in one dry bag (the size of a 13 gallon trash bag)
  • Warm clothes for camp (sweatshirt, jacket, pants, long johns, thick socks, hat)
  • Rain jacket in case of bad weather
  • Lightweight boots or sneakers
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Alcoholic beverages or soda of your choice

What to NOT bring and wear RAFTING

×  Cotton & Denim Clothing: does not insulate once wet and has no place on the river
×  Electronic devices that are not waterproof and you do not mind losing in the river
×  Jewelry or other valuables
×  Alcohol and rafting do not mix and is not allowed
×  Guns and fireworks are not allowed in the Salt River Canyon
You can lockup any of the above items in your car at our office


It is best to call our office if you have any additional questions: 800.425.5253 or visit our FAQ Page

Great group of folks.My long time friend invited me to go on a 4 day wilderness trip.James from SRR made it happen……… thank you! Prestor,Marco,Terrick………awesome! And the bonus folks,Angie,Jesse,and the hitchhiker Hailey made it that much more of a fun time.Never did I feel uneasy about being on the river.Prestor was super professional about keeping us safe and well informed of what to expect on each rapid.And its never easy not knowing what kind of ability level we as clients have.the camps along the river are beautiful.The group work awesome as a team to get gear unloaded from the rafts in record time ,each and every time. The food was great and always had enough for another serving if I wanted. Never felt hurried to pack up each morning to get back on the river.The evening camp fires were a great time to rehash the days events and unwind.Adult beverages are allowed! These folks work all day rowing and never once a grumble…….. you can tell they love what they do. Each rafter took the time to show my friend’s 10yr old son how to man the oars.That’s true dedication to paying it forward to the next generation who have a passion to be a river rat.Thank to my friend Rik,for inviting me.Thanks again to James and Wiley for making it happen, your guides are the Best! I look forward to going again with SRR! ~ wyobuffalogirl