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Laura Halik is going to be Organizing this adventure and she will be your Leader for the day. She is the latest member of our Organizer Team and I welcome you to come out to the event and support her and have a really fun day. Below is Laura's write up:
Get ready for a wild, roaring, river rafting adventure on the Upper Salt River!
“Discover an ancient canyon wilderness, rich in riparian nature and pristine, natural beauty, and enjoy a fun and exciting outdoors adventure, white water rafting the Upper Salt River. Located just 135 miles from Phoenix, near the town of Globe, the roughly 52 mile stretch of the Upper Salt River, after receiving run off from the nearby White Mountains during early spring, is home to some of Arizona’s best Class III and Class IV river rapids. Even if you are a beginner, white water rafting doesn’t require having prior experience or training, is relatively inexpensive and best of all, it’s a thrilling and exciting adrenaline rush and a great way to experience nature and the outdoors with your friends or family. “
Come out and join us for a great day of fun and adventure, white water rafting down the rocking and rolling Upper Salt River where you’ll experience Class III and Class IV rapids at their peak early spring flows, on an amazing 11 mile journey, where you’ll also enjoy all the beautiful and amazing scenery that is Arizona’s Salt River Canyon Wilderness.
We will be meeting (at the meet up location only) in Mesa at 6am so that we can arrive at the Upper Salt River bridge, north of Globe, by 9am. We will be working with Canyon Rio Rafting, an excellent and highly experienced river rafting company with over 30 years experience in the industry and who’ve been on the Salt River since 1992.
Here is an excerpt from their website:
“You’ll begin the day by meeting us at the river, where you’ll check in, sign the Apache register, and get your safety and cold weather gear. After all participants have arrived, your trip leader will explain safety precautions and guidelines. You’ll then be ready for a day of excitement and beauty in the Salt River Canyon!”
For more information about Canyon Rio Rafting and their single day, multi-day rafting adventures, check out their website at http://www.canyonrio.com.
To sign up for this TLC Hiking Club event, you must #1, RSVP for this meetup, then #2, contact Canyon Rio Rafting directly at[masked] to make your reservation and payment by phone. Please be sure to let them know you are with the TLC Hiking Club so that you can receive our special discounted group rate. The cost for this one day, guided, river rafting adventure is $75 including lunch on the river, plus $20 for the Apache Reservation permit.
Please note: For lunch, if you have any special dietary requirements, please let Canyon Rio know when you book your reservation.
This discounted group rate of $95 does NOT include a gratuity to the river guide.
You will also need to cover your own transportation costs to the Upper Salt River Canyon, north of Globe. Car pooling with other members is highly recommended.
All attendees MUST meet the group at the meet up location for this event.
We expect to be finished and off the river by 3pm-4pm to return back to Phoenix by 6pm.
For a map of the Upper Salt River including drop in and take out points and a list of all Class III and IV rapids, please go to:
For general information, driving directions, payment and cancellation policies, please go to:
For FAQ’s and information on what to wear and bring, please go to
If you have any questions regarding this event, I can be reached by email at [masked].