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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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed February 1, 2018

our family had a great time. the guides were fun and safe and energetic. great weather, we should have done all day but since it was our first time we only went for half day.

Date of experience: May 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Read through the reviews and you will hear it again and again: do the full day trip, or better yet, raft & camp or experience a 3 day trip through the one of a kind protected wilderness of the Salt River Canyon. Once you make the 2.5 hour driver from Phoenix to this beautiful river on the White Mountain Apache Reservation you won't be in a hurry to leave. The guides focus on your safety so you can focus on the fun: Sun, Splashes, Scenery and Saguaros! Thanks for the review Mary, Cheers!

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"blast"
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

This was our first family Arizona Rafting trip. The Rafting/river is very Family/kid friendly and my 10yr daughter had a wonderful time. The raft guide was very friendly and we enjoyed the trip very much. The river is easy/great for beginners, maybe 1 or 2 classII rapids, but great for kids. The view is spectacular. Nice day/family trip.

Date of experience: March 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Whether you are visiting Phoenix for baseball's Cactus League Spring Training or escaping the mid-west for spring break, the spectacular Salt River Canyon will be a highlight of your visit to Arizona. Thank you for recommending our family friendly oriented guides and trip, we appreciate it, Cheers!

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

This was an excellent farther/son trip, the entire experiences exceeded my expectations and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventure

Date of experience: April 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Father son, man-cation, mother daughter, girls trip out, family reunion, stay-cation, wedding group, work friends, corporate team building, spring training baseball fans. I'm not sure if there is anyone who won't love a day on the magical Salt River near Phoenix, AZ, Cheers!

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Third time down the upper salt worth this group...great experience everytime! They are professional, safe, funny, and most importantly, experts at ensuring you have an amazing adventure. Check out their operation down the Arkansas river in CO...even better!

Date of experience: April 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thanks Greg, we love to get those reviews from repeat guests and a threepeat is even better. And if you don't catch us in the spring on the Salt River here near Phoenix, escape the summer heat and come and see the crew in either Durango or Salida Colorado,, closer than you might think, Cheers!

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

My sister and I did a Salt River float trip last spring (Mar 2017). We opted to camp out and have meals provided. The food was good, the staff friendly, knowledgeable, safety conscious and fun.The float was terrific Our guide / boat driver was experienced and really knew her stuff. It was an excellent outing, I would recommend it. One caveat, if the Arizona snow pack is on the light side, this will not be as much fun. Last year's snow pack was bounteous and the trip was great.

Date of experience: March 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

To Raft & Camp in the Upper Salt River Canyon of Arizona is honestly unlike any other trip you will find in the U.S. Marketing hubris or true story? Here are the facts. 1) This is the only whitewater raft trip in the Sonoran Desert. 2) This is the only whitewater raft trip on an Indian Reservation, the White Mountain Apache Tribe. 3) This is the only 2000 ft deep canyon you can car camp in after rafting. 4) This is the only place you will find the greatest group of river professionals in the world. Okay, that last one is an opinion, but we believe our staff will impress you with their focus on safety, extensive knowledge of the area, and will be super fun and friendly making for an outing and memory you won't soon forget. Thank you so much for the great review, see ya soon, Cheers!

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