One of the country’s top ten multi-day raft trips. The Salt River Canyon Wilderness was federally protected in 1984 to preserve one of the premier river experiences in the U.S. on par with the Gates of Lodore in Colorado or the Rogue River in Oregon. We run all 52 miles of the Upper Salt River. Highlights include stout Class IV rapids such as Black Rock, The Maze, Quartzite Falls and Corkscrew. Side canyons Cibecue, Walnut, Hess and Yankee Joe contain quite pools and waterfalls supporting over 200 species of birds along with desert dwellers such as Coati, Javalina, Big Horn Sheep and Gila Monsters. The majestic Sonoran Desert fauna of countless wildflowers, Ocotillo, Sotol and towering Saguaro are complimented by the exotic geology of 1.4 billion year old granite and 800 year old Salado ruins. Trips are restricted to a maximum of 11 guest enhancing the solitude and serenity of one of the few remaining stretches of free flowing river in the southwest. Rental camping gear is available and dietary concerns met upon request.