Rafting season along the Salt River typically begins in early March 4th depending on rainfall. Companies begin booking reservations and it’s always a good idea to get your reservation in early. We’ve listed the four rafting companies that work the Salt River every year and encourage you to check out their websites for more information.
For more on this, see our article on Rafting the Salt River .
And, here are the links to the rafting companies working the Salt River each year:
This is one of the oldest rafting companies operating along the Salt, since 1992.
Noteworthy: Check out their “Super Wilderness One Day,” which meets up at Bernie’s Steakhouse, and includes 20 river miles, three Class IV rapids, a dozen Class IIIs, and three hours of rugged jeep trails to and from the river.
Mild to Wild:
This company operates in Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
Noteworthy: They have rafts, premium boats and inflatable kayaks. Check out their “Dash of Salt”—running the two-day trip in one extremely fast-paced day depending on high water.
Based out of Flagstaff, this company got their start guiding along the Grand Canyon in 1992, when owners Donnie and Caroline Dove started the business.
Noteworthy: A sister company, Canyon R.E.O. (River Equipment Outfitters) handles rentals of kayaks, canoes, and just about any other river equipment you may need. All rentals are based out of their warehouse in Flagstaff.
Wilderness Aware Rafting
Headquartered in Buena Vista, CO, and guiding on six rivers.
Noteworthy: They have been named Colorado Company of the year twice. They offer half-day to five-day trips on the Salt, and maintain a great blog on their website.
Be sure to check out our local calendar for things to see and do in the area either before or after your time on the river!