Upper Salt River Rafting Trips
The Upper Salt River Canyon rafting trip begins at Mule Hoof Campground just downstream of Salt River Canyon Bridge on Hwy 60. The first 20 miles of the canyon consists of Challenging Class III whitewater including rapids such as Baptism, Overboard, Exhibition, Mescal Falls, and Ledges.
You will encounter three major geologic faults with each dramatically changing the character of Salt River Canyon. In the next 30+ miles you'll experience Class IV whitewater through rugged desert canyon with rapids like Ledges, Rat Trap, White Rock, Eye of the Needle, Black Rock, and Quartzite Falls.
The Salt River rafting season is very unpredictable due to fluctations in snowpack in the White Mountains. While the Salt River can have navigable flows from February to June the main season is usually in March and April.
Most Salt River rafting outfitters run variations of 1/2 day, full day, and multiple day trips on the Salt River. We've chosen to describe the entire Upper Salt River Canyon as a 52 mile long 5 day trip. Check with a Salt River Rafting outfitter for the exact rafting trips that they offer as well as the outlook for the length of the Salt River Rafting season.