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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About Mild to Wild
Discover the magic of our 27 mild to wild trip options, 2 hours to 5 days, for ages 4-84 in Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The beauty and serenity of the places we go inspired us to dedicate our lives to sharing these natural treasures with you! We take pride in providing a first class adventure where no detail is overlooked. Mild to Wild has earned the highest number of repeat customers & referrals (just ask the locals).
Arizona Rafting Trips
Discover the best kept secret in Arizona whitewater rafting: The Upper Salt River Canyon whitewater rafting located just 2 hours from East Phoenix and North Tucson. Known as the mini-grand canyon, with an early spring season, Salt River rafting should not be missed for river enthusiasts or first timers alike.
Likewise, Arizona's only Federally designated "Wild and Scenic" river with its variable spring season, Verde River rafting is a trip to experience when it runs. Located in close proximity to Sedona, Arizona this trip is conveniently located. Both trips are perfect backyard adventures for Phoenicians and visitors alike.
South West Utah Rafting Trips
Our Utah River rafting trips are set in a postcard setting in some of the most magnificent scenery adjacent to Arches National Park & near Canyonlands National Park, the infamous Colorado River carves an unbelievable waterway of fun floating and splashy rapids. Located just 5 minutesfrom Arches, and 1/2 hour from Canyonlands National Parks, 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon, 2 1/2 hours from Lake Powel and 2 1/2 hours from Durango, Colorado (our home base), the Colorado River at Moab, Utah offers perfect sampler and overnight trips for families, seniors, first-timers and raft enthusiasts looking for the most spectacular river setting.
South West Colorado Rafting Trips
Our 21 trip options in Southwest Colorado are conveniently located out of our base in Durango, Colorado, just 3 hours from Albuquerque, 6 hours from Denver, 7 hours from Phoenix, 6 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon and 3 hours from Santa Fe and Taos. Our Colorado rafting trips range from mild to wild, 2 hours to 4 days and for ages 4-84. We operate our raft trips on several stretches of 4 beautiful, distinct rivers; Upper and Lower Animas, Upper and Lower Piedra, Dolores and San Miguel rafting trips are available.