Make no mistake, this trip is an expedition! It is designed for those who are equally interested in long, physically challenging days on the river as well as wishing to experience the Salt River Canyon Wilderness which is normally rafted in 3 or more days. The trip will launch from our riverside base camp at mile 6 and covers the remaining 46 miles to Roosevelt Lake in two long days on the river. A fantastic and unique river journey for adventure seekers short on time.
Price and Inclusions
- $409 Adults & $359 for Youth (Ages 10-16, must weigh at least 50 lbs)
- All day use raft equipment: PFD (life jacket), Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Helmet, Neoprene River Shoes.
- Multi-day equipment includes a gear raft carrying your personal items in a large dry bag (16 gallon) as well
as camping gear, the kitchen, cooler, drinking water, communications, first aid, repair, fire pan and toilet.
- Complimentary shuttle of your vehicle to the end point saving 3-4 hours of driving if returning to Phoenix/Tucson.
- Delicious hearty meals, snacks and water for each day.
- Memories for a lifetime and 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
9:00 AM: Meet at our river office (Double check the meeting time on your confirmation email). Pack & Dress, Shuttle to base camp at mile 5, Safety Orientation, Paddle Instructions.
11:00 AM: Embark for an awesome first day on the Salt River!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
5:00 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
7:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
9:00 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
- 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
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- Alcoholic beverages or soda of your choice
- Tent, Sleeping Pad & Sleeping Bag are available to rent for $25/day/person.
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
Things to Consider:
Wilderness Trips are limited to 2 launches per day and our maximum capacity is 11 guests. Making at least a tentative reservation is advised so we can secure that launch date. Payment is required to guarantee availability of launch date and space on trip.
We have 3, 4, and 5 Day trips available which not only have an additional 6 miles of river and rapids but a very different overall character to the experience. On those trips the mourning pace is more casual and there is ample time at the end of the day to set up camp, have dinner, enjoy a campfire, the canyon and the evening stars. During the day the paddling in the raft is more relaxed resulting in more time to enjoy the river and allows the option to explore some of the side canyons.
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