Experience spectacular Salt River rafting in the Upper Salt River Canyon. Paddle through an incredible 2,000-foot deep canyon as you take on rapids such as “Maytag,” “Overboard” and “Mescal Falls”. The Salt River drops at over 20 feet per mile as it carves a canyon full of wilderness to discover. The high Sonoran Desert scenery and fun-filled whitewater make this a special place best shared with friends and family. Mild to Wild Rafting provides a delicious, guide prepared, grilled steak lunch on our one-day trips (deli-style lunch later in the season when the water is warm). Longer trips take you further into the wilderness section of the spectacular Salt River Canyon. The scenery changes dramatically from day to day and plunges you into bigger rapids! Salt River whitewater rafting trips are a scenic 2.5-hour drive from downtown Phoenix and make for the perfect weekend (or weekday) adventure. Experience Arizona’s best whitewater on the Upper Salt River.