Classic Salt River Raft Trip - Tonto Basin

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Salt River Bridge, Whiteriver, AZ 85941, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


An amazing day trip from Phoenix to Arizona's other "Grand Canyon". Spend an unforgettable day paddling down the majestic Salt River Canyon on this 6-hour rafting trip. Tackle the rapids with a passionate, knowledgeable guide on your raft. This is an excellent trip for rafters of all levels. Lunch is included.

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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona
99% of our guests depart from Phoenix and drive to the rafting start point.
Stop At: Salt River Canyon Scenic Drive, Route 60, Globe, AZ 85501
You will drive 38 miles of the SRC Scenic drive north from Globe to the starting point of the raft trip at the Salt River Canyon Bridge.

Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Salt River, Arizona
10:00 Arrival time. Dress for the river. Safety & Paddle Instruction.
11:00 Launch the rafts and run your first rapid!
12:30 River side grilled lunch.
1:30 Back on the river for the biggest and longest rapids.
3:30 Shuttle back to your vehicle.
*All times are approximate.
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, Whiteriver, AZ 85941
The rafting takes place on the Apache Reservation.
Duration: 6 hours
Stop At: Tonto National Forest, Arizona
Enjoy your national forest.
Duration: 6 hours


Lunch - Grilled riverside lunch for omnivores, vegetarians and/or gluten free.

Apache tribal fees & forest service fees included.

Professional guide focused on safety and fun!

Wet-suit, life jacket, helmet. Show up in a swim suit and a smile!

Photos & souvenirs available at end of trip.



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 101 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 09-Apr-2020

    Flynn was our guide and we had the best time ever. All of the crew was incredible knowledgeable. Marcus, Ellis and James were all very much a team. We learned so much and were excited for them as they anticipated a significant rainfall in the coming days which would change their whole outlook. We have and will continue to recommend to anyone travelling or living in Arizona! Best trip every!

  • 15-Mar-2020

    This was a fantastic excursion and the entire crew was as professional, courteous, accommodating and as fun loving as any crew could ever be. Our guide was Sydney, and she was amazing. This is a must for anyone visiting the area.

  • 14-Mar-2020

    Thanks to the amazing staff and our guide Annie who turned our son Rowan into a rafter. He began well worried and by the end was laughing and begging to keep going!

  • 10-Mar-2020

    Incredible first rafting experience thanks to my guide Bama who immediately put me at ease! His river experience and comfort with the rapids made me relax and enjoy every bump and splash. Highly recommend the full day trip with Bama guiding!

  • 10-Mar-2020

    Our family took the full day river rafting journey that included a guide, lunch and a return bus ride to our cars. We were all inexperienced white water rafters and a bit on the nervouse side. Our guide, Bama, put us at ease before we got on the raft. The views from the river were fantastic, the rapids were enough to get the blood pumping (I lost a paddle and he didn't make me feel like a dope), and the food at lunch was great (warm fajitas - as much as you can eat). We made the 2 hour drive to and from Phoenix and it was worth every bit of the ride through the canyons to get there. It's a great crew of people. If you are on the it.

  • 10-Mar-2020

    We had such a wonderful time. Our guides, Marcus and Cheddar, were awesome. It was so much fun—we got soaked and had a blast.

  • 10-Mar-2020

    I didn't think white water rafting could get any better until my family got Bama as our raft guide. If I were to go back, I would request him 100x over! Such a friendly, relaxed, funny guy that made the trip one to remember.

  • 09-Mar-2020

    We had an awesome time with the crew at Salt River Rafting. Rachel was our guide and she was the best. I highly recommend this company and will use them again.