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Salt River Rafting

6826 E Edgemont Ave, mm293 Hwy 60, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-1330
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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!
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“raft guide” (4 reviews)
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6826 E Edgemont Ave, mm293 Hwy 60, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-1330
South Scottsdale
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Could not believe this was in Arizona! Better than Moab trip. Had a fantastic guide! Will definitely do this again!!More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Arizona is a land filled with magically beautiful landscapes and the Salt River Canyon is just a day trip from Phoenix or Tucson and still off the beaten track on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Salt River Rafting's guides delight in showing guests a good...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A great day with my daughter...our first rafting adventure included safety training (useful when I fell out), equipment, pictures and personable guides. We enjoyed our day.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Salt River Rafting is glad your "out of boating" experience was safe and fun! Our guides are true professionals and go over every possibility before heading down the river. As the guides like to joke, this is not a Disneyland ride! But with the proper...More

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Reviewed 1 February 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.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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...More

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Reviewed 1 February 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...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

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

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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 1 February 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!More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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...More

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Reviewed 1 February 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...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 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....More

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Reviewed 27 January 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...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 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...More

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Reviewed 27 January 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.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 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...More

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Reviewed 26 January 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...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 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...More

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TarmacJerry
11 August 2016|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
There are two types of rafting offered in the Phoenix & Tucson areas. Summer time is a float trip on the Lower Salt River where most people go tubing. Spring time rafting is world class white water in the Upper Salt River... More
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Lisa A
30 August 2015|
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About 2 hours depending on traffic, but the whitewater stretch of the Upper Salt River Canyon only runs March-May, Cheers!
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