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Salt River Rafting

6826 E Edgemont Ave, mm293 Hwy 60, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-1330
+1 800-425-5253
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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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6826 E Edgemont Ave, mm293 Hwy 60, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-1330
South Scottsdale
+1 800-425-5253
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

After hearing me gush (pun intended) about my family trip in April (see my "Best Easter Ever" review), my work team wanted to cross white water rafting off their bucket list. They had a great time! Tarik was a great guide, again - ask for...More

Thank Rebecca G
Management response:Responded 7 May 2017

Sounds like you have been bitten by the same bug that got all of the Salt River Rafting Crew this 2017 season. Thank you Rebecca! It's been awesome but it's time to go home, our last day is Sunday, May 7th 2017. Tarik and the...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

What a fun time on salt river! With Cole and Josh as our guides we couldn't have had a better experience. It was only 4 of us in raft which made it seem to get one on one attention. Cole made us feel very comfortable...More

Thank RaineyLayne
Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

Hi Rainey, thank you for the review of Cole and the Salt River Rafting team. We are still having a blast here in the Upper Salt River Canyon and expect to be running trips that are appropriate for beginners and families until Saturday, May 13,...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

What an amazing day!! We did the full day rafting and with Matt as our guide, we had a great day!! The rapids were great, the food was awesome, and our guide entertained us the entire trip! Thank you for the amazing memories Matt!! We...More

Thank Kristin G
Management response:Responded 1 May 2017

Thank you for making us and Matt your first TripAdvisor review Kristin! Matt is new to the team this year so we are happy to hear he is making amazing memories. Join us while the magical Upper Salt River Canyon while the river is still...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

What an Earth Day! What got us to go with SRR is their reviews and Wiley, the phone guy! He was very cool and personable! When we got there everybody was extremely nice! They suited us up and gave us a great safety talk. We...More

Thank Veronica O
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you Veronica! This is only the second time in 4 years that there has been enough snow in the mountains to make the ephemeral Salt River run with whitewater rapids. We are approaching the end of the season which means lower water good for...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

This was a great experience that I can't believe (as a native of AZ) I had never heard of until recently. If you're looking for a fantastic, picturesque opportunity to try your hand at rafting then go no further. The rapids are between a level...More

Thank Josh M
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hey Josh, nice review, this is how most of our guides reliably communicate with family from this remote and amazing canyon. Fortunately they are all awesome and have contact via TripAdvisor reviews on a weekly basis. Yeah Arizona natives, what's up? Most of our clientele...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Great adventure retreat for our Directors. Fun times & lots of laughs! Guides were awesome, totally kicked back. Even getting the bus stuck in the creek bed was a bonus featureMore

Thank Linda E
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed the bonus feature, now, if you would just write your congressional representative about creating a road crossing at the mouth of Cibecue Creek I will offer you a free raft trip next season:)! For those of you reading...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was our family's first time rafting and from the start of our experience with Salt river rafting everything was great! From the first phone call where they answered all my questions to the day of our rafting experience - loved it all! Our guide...More

Thank Amanda U
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you Amanda. It is soooo worth a couple hour drive to this magical canyon on the tribal lands of the Apache people. Now through mid-May is going to continue to be perfect for families and first timers. Plenty of sunshine, cool splashy rapids, professional...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was our first rafting experience - and our kids age ranges go from 9 - 19. There was a little apprehension over whether I am doing the right thing here after reading the waivers (that is what waivers are for I guesss). Every member...More

Thank Dan T
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

I appreciate the review Dan! April and May are the months for those wanting to get their first rafting experience under their belts. Friendly water levels that require team work, hot beautiful sunshine all day with cool splashy level 3 rapids. It's perfect, get your...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My brother and I booked a one day trip with SRR and let me say, this company did not disappoint. From the moment we booked the trip to the very end it was all wonderful.First off we received an email with all the documents we...More

Thank Omar N
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Many thanks Omar, this is the kind of review that makes the guides and management feel great and let's guests know why the Upper Salt River Canyon Whitewater Rafting Adventure should not be kept a secret anymore, Cheers!

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed rafting with Zach on the Salt River. These folks go out of their way not only for our safety but also for outstanding customer service. The chicken taco lunch at the camp was better than some restaurants. Rapids were class 2-3, no one...More

Thank bwhoover64
RiverJames, Owner at Salt River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for this review! I've always wanted to open a Cantina. I've been thinking about centering it around tamale omelets and mac and cheese tacos. Or maybe I should stick to rafting which is going to be great for families and first timers for...More

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11 August 2016|
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
Lisa A
30 August 2015|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
About 2 hours depending on traffic, but the whitewater stretch of the Upper Salt River Canyon only runs March-May, Cheers!