Rafting in the desert?! Yes, you can go river rafting in Arizona. Our class 1 flatwater rafting tours float through the Sonoran Desert on the Lower Salt River. Rafting down the Salt is a great way to experience the desert from a different perspective. Class 1 rafting is easy, family friendly, and requires almost no effort. A guide steers the boat while teaching you about the river ecosystem you are floating through. Plus, there are often opportunities to jump in and cool off if you want to go swimming!
Rafting near Phoenix is different than the whitewater rafting trip that some people imagine when they think river rafting. This area does not offer rapids or wild rides down the river, instead it’s a calm and refreshing activity for all ages.