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“Camping and Rafting - Excellent Weekend Getaway!”
Review of Salt River Rafting

Salt River Rafting
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$163.24*
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Full-Day Salt River Raft Trip
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Raft this stunning 2000′ deep canyon in the spring time sun on mountain snow melt. Sun, Splashes, Scenery and Saguaros = Whitewater Rafting Arizona’s Salt River! One of the funnest family friendly things to do in the Phoenix & Tucson area. Partial - Full Day Guided Whitewater River Trips!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 27, 2018

We had an awesome time with Salt River Rafting. This was my second camp/raft. First was with a boy scout troop. This was with 20 friends. Owners, James and Wiley went out of their way to make sure all out needs were met and they were very organized. We had a great rafting experience and excellent food. All we had to do was bring out tents and sleeping bags. The next day we hiked to Cabacue Falls as this is included in the permits if you area inclined. This made for a great all round trip of rafting, camping and hiking. Guides were friendly and made sure we were safe. They are also great cooks too. Highly recommend this company. They are also in Durango, CO if you are in that area too - Mountain Springs Rafting.

Date of experience: April 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

It was great to have you back at Salt River Rafting Cindy. The 80 foot Cibecue falls near our river side base camp is rated one of the top day hikes in the state of Arizona. The guides and myself thought it was so cool to see you and your kids make the most of your time with our Rafting & Camping Trip. There is so much to see and do in the remote and beautiful Salt River Canyon. Hard to believe it is just a couple hours from one of the biggest cities in the country: Phoenix. The guides take pride in creating a safe and fun river trip, but they also take great pride in cooking up a storm in the middle of the remote White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, thank you for letting them know and taking time to write, Cheers!

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Guide was AWESOME! Don't hesitate, just go! The scenery, food and guide were all awesome. It seems tough to make reservations, but just call them and they will set you up. Very flexible.

Date of experience: April 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Just show up from Phoenix or Tucson in a bathing suit and a smile and we will take care of EVERYTHING else, once you make that reservation! Book online or make that phone call, you can't imagine how tough it was back in the 1990's before the interwebs and the smarty phones. Your day of rafting will be filled with Sun, Splashes, Scenery & Saguaros. And according to Veronica and her 11 year old, Salt River Rafting rates a family friendly "4 awesome", Thank you!

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Had a great time. All the guides seem to know each other as they come to AZ from Colorado or out east each year for the rafting season. My son (10) and I did the 4 hr outing. Friendly, knowledgeable, safety oriented, but loads of fun.

Date of experience: April 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

You can have a lot more fun whitewater rafting when you know the guides have your families safety as their number one priority. It's also true that we are a group of migrant workers from rivers in Colorado and elsewhere who reunite in the Salt River Canyon every spring. All of us at Salt River Rafting look forward to sharing this magical place with families like yours visiting the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Thank you for the review, Cheers!

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This was the original company when I started white water rafting in many years ago . I have only done the one day rafting trips because I’m not able to get away from work for long periods of time

The one day trip is the perfect venue for beginners first time rafters and seasoned veterans

It is always a wonderful day out on the river not to mention a delicious lunch that is included at the halfway point

Lots of great memories

Date of experience: March 2017
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Thank Lawrence P
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Reviews from our repeat customers are always a special pleasure but we need to get you out here for an overnight deluxe car camping trip Lawrence. The Salt River Canyon is pure magic at night and the guides cook three amazing river side meals as good as anything you will find near Scottsdale or Phoenix. Thank you for the review, Cheers!

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

It was a fun trip down the Salt River with spectacular views! The guides were entertaining, highly competent, and excellent cooks. We enjoyed both the rafting and camping experience!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Thank Kristie G
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Car camping takes the "roughing it" out of spending the night in a truly remote and spectacular river canyon. And don't worry about having to cook and clean, our guides will serve up three amazing meals during your Raft & Camp experience in the Salt River Canyon of Arizona. Our river-side base-camp is permitted by the White Mountain Apache Tribe and has all the amenities to ease anyone into the joys of camping after a fun day of rafting.There is nothing like spending an evening riverside by a camp fire and you will rarely see a sky so filled with stars. Thank you for the review Kristie, Cheers!

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