Canoeing & Rafting
From canoeing the tranquil Colorado river as it winds through the Chocolate Mountains, to running the whitewater of the Gila Box, Outdoor Rec has trips ranging in all skill levels. All river trips include transportation, instruction, equipment and food while in the field. Does not included personal gear such as clothing, and footwear. Food while traveling to and from the field is also no included.
Come see the American Southwest as few ever get to in a lifetime. Raft down the Salt River through the White Mountain Apache land, experiencing notable rapids such as Maytag, the Maze, and the infamous Quartzite falls. All trips include transportation, instruction, equipment and food while in the field. Does not included personal gear such as clothing, and footwear. Food while traveling to and from the field is also no included.
2/09/18 Rafting: Salt River
The Salt River Wilderness is waiting for you on this excellent whitewater rafting trip. Enjoy rafting class III and IV rapids with our experienced staff on this fast paced 3 day - 2 Night Adventure. During this trip we will raft 60 miles through this pristine wilderness while camping at night along the shore of the river.
Must be able to make pre-trip meeting on February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm inside Outdoor Rec.
This trip goes through some of the most remote country in Arizona. Participants must be strong swimmers and comfortable in the backcountry with ever changing weather conditions.
2/16/18 Rafting: Salt River
2/23/18 Canoeing: Chocolate Mountains
This 35-mile canoe trip will travel down the Colorado River through the Chocolate Mountains in the south-most section of the Colorado River. This down-river expedition offers a relaxing trip through desert wetlands as well as a fun introduction to river travel. We will paddle through the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge home to over 200 species of birds, with the towering Picacho Peak, a 1,193 foot landmark marking the way. No experience need for this great introductory paddling trip!
Must be able to make the ptre-trip meeting on February 21, 2018 at 7:00PM inside Outdoor Rec.
3/16/18 Rafting: Salt River Overnight
This trip is so long we couldn't fit it in one day! We'll leave the evening before to camp just above the rapids. The next day we will run the day section of the Salt River located inside the White Mountain Apache Tribe lands north of Globe, AZ. Depending on river levels, we may even get two runs in (fingers crossed).
Must attend Pre-Trip meeting on March 14, 2018 at 7:00PM inside Outdoor Rec
Participants should be strong swimmers but need no experience in whitewater.
4/13/18 Canoeing: Gila Box
This 23-mile canoe trip will take us down the Gila River through the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. Designated a Riparian National Conservation Area in 1990, the Gila Box preserves pristine corridors of four perennial water sources: the Gila River, the San Francisco River, Eagle Creek and Bonita Creek. The Gila River in this section is narrow and winding, with rocky shoals, quick moving chutes, and small wave trains, making it a perfect spot to learn whitewater canoeing.
Must attend Pre-Trip meeting on April 11th, 2018 at 7:00 inside Outdoor Rec.
Participants should few comfortable swimming in Class II Rapids.
6/15/18 Canoeing: Lake Apache
Apache Lake is the quietest lake in the Salt River reservoir chain of lakes, but boasts some of the most spectacular scenery! It is an excellent place to paddle, hike, and explore. On this trip we will be camping each night on the banks of the lake, enjoying the all the beauties of the backcountry with ease. This trip is why expeditioning by canoe has been a transportation of choice by humans for tens of thousands of years—it’s efficient, fun, and easy to bring all your stuff with you!