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Address: 7360 E Acoma Dr Ste 4, Ste 4, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3118 (Formerly Wilderness Aware Rafting Salt River)
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+1 800-462-7238
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

World class whitewater rafting on the Upper Salt River! This is not a...

World class whitewater rafting on the Upper Salt River! This is not a tubing trip on the Lower Salt River. Half, full, and overnight rafting trips of up to 5 days through the Salt River Wilderness. Offering comfortable changing facilities on the edge of this remote wilderness area. Lunches include delicious chicken and beef fajitas.Experienced and fun loving guides make rafting here a great experience for almost anyone.

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Great Rafting Experience

We did a 1/2 day rafting trip and wish we would have booked the whole day we had such fun. The guides were awesome with information on the area, how to steer the raft, and just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Jim R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We did a 1/2 day rafting trip and wish we would have booked the whole day we had such fun. The guides were awesome with information on the area, how to steer the raft, and just extremely friendly....they obviously love what they do. As for what to bring Wilderness Aware gave us everything we needed to wear but would advise... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was our first time white water rafting and we could not have chosen a better company to go through for our first time! They were very clear in their instructions throughout the whole process from purchase to the end of the trip. They were friendly, inviting, and professional once we arrived for our adventure. They were very well equipped... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

So glad we booked this. Booking on-line before going was easy and they sent a lovely thank you e-mail after. I was not aware that one of our group was a little nervous about the whole thing. She let out a shriek the first little drop but was having a blast with the rest of us after that. We did... More 

Thank Cynthia P
Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I've been rafting on the Salt River for many years and organizing group trips since 2009. Wilderness Aware Rafting is a pleasure to work with every step of the way: from booking the trip and questions with Jody, Lillian and Katie in the Buena Vista, CO office to working with on-site staff the day of the trip. It's a professionally... More 

Thank annmmullins
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were a little disappointed with the rapids; however, our guide Justin made it a great trip! The scenery is fantastic. The company was well organized and friendly, the raft was very nice, and the equipment was clean. Water was a little low as the season is coming to a close. There was 1 really exciting rapids (we did the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about this group. It was a fantastic day, great rapids with the best guide, Mike Rogers. We did the sprint and it was the best. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank crackerback2000
Sun City West, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had a great time with Tony......our kids enjoyed the river which was perfect for a first time rafting trip. The accommodations were perfect and they provided all the gear you would need especially since it was cold for our trip. Thanks again...!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I recommend the "Sprint". Not as much down time as the full day trip but you take the same route. There were several small rapids and a couple that were more exciting. There was a good amount of slow time between rapids. Plenty of time to enjoy the tremendous scenery. The guide was excellent in guiding the boat but also... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This was a great day on the Salt River. Our guide Tony was fantastic and extremely knowledgable. The fajita lunch exceeded expectations. We had children that ranged in age from 8-18 and they all had a blast! Would do this again in a heartbeat.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The upper Salt River is a gorgeous and diverse area. The water flow wasn't the greatest but that's up to Mother Nature and we had a fantastic time. The floating was relaxing and the rapids were exhilarating! The guides at Wilderness aware were great. Our trip kept to schedule and we felt entertained, taken care of and safe the whole... More 

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