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Salt River 5 Day Wilderness Trip

Salt River 5 Day Wilderness Trip2019-01-08T02:22:34+00:00

Trip Details

Description

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.

Price and Inclusions

  • $869 Adults & $719 for Youth (Ages 8-12, 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

Itinerary

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
3:00 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

In-between Days

8:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
10:00 AM: Raft through the Salt River Wilderness!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
3:00 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

Last Day

8:00 AM: Breakfast is ready!
10:00 AM: Raft through the Salt River Wilderness!
12:30 PM: Riverside lunch prepared by your guides
3:00 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

FAQ

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