Like all rivers, the Salt River in Arizona has unique characteristics. It's outstanding beauty and grandeur are partly a result of it's location on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Salt River is host to a vast quantity of plants, animals and birdlife that depend on it's varied ecosystem to survive and thrive. It offers an outstanding recreational opportunity with it's many world class rapids and stunning biological diversity. The Salt River Canyon is truly one of the southwest's hidden treasures.
The Salt is a class III and IV whitewater river that drops over an average 25 feet per mile for over 50 miles through rocky, inaccessible canyons. It flows through oak and juniper woodlands down into striking Lower Sonoran desert vegetation. Several side canyons reveal oasis-like micro habitats that are a pleasure to explore. Excellent scenic riverside campsites are abundant and accessible only by raft.
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