Our gentle Class I river float offers an outstanding opportunity for our guests to experience the Sonoran Desert and explore one of its rarest ecosystems, that of a linear oasis in our otherwise arid environment. The river corridor is the home to over three quarters of all the plant and animal species in the southwest, and our knowledgeable guides will share their insights into this amazing environment. They will also be providing instruction, encouragement, and safety supervision for our tour participants.
The character of this easy excursion is such that our guests can stay warm and dry in the cooler season, or swim and splash during the typical desert warmth. We offer a variety of experience options to ensure that we can accommodate both the participant looking for a relaxing and informative area tour or satisfy the visitor who desires a little more challenge from their outing.
Our Guided Rafting Adventures are conducted on both the Lower Salt and Lower Verde Rivers; our operations are authorized by permit from the Tonto National Forest. The flow on both rivers is regulated by the Salt River Project, one of our local utility providers, to manage for a variety of demands, including flood control, irrigation and domestic water supply, ecosystem management, and recreation. This means that the amount of water flowing in either waterway fluctuates seasonally, and often not in relation to local weather conditions. With over twenty-five years of river recreation management experience on the Salt and Verde Rivers, you can be assured that we will choose the best area in which to operate your tour to take advantage of the most ideal river level and recreational opportunity.