Salt River Kayaking, Whiteriver, AZ
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N 33° 47.984 W 110° 30.401
12S E 545663 N 3740060
Quick Description: The Salt River is probably one of Arizona's most popular rivers for whitewater canoe/kayaking trips.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2013 10:14:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMHVJM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 5

Long Description:
Inflatable Kayaks aka "Duckies" can be rented for $40/day from Salt River Rafting for a fun day kayaking down Salt River Canyon.

These inflatable kayaks (Ik's) or "duckies" are paddled either solo or tandem. You will navigate the river yourself along with a guide in his own ducky, kayak or small raft to show you the way. They consider this a HIGH ADVENTURE trip that requires above average physical condition and a "git 'er done" attitude and generally an age of 16 years or older. Trips are comfortably run to 800 cfs and get very exciting between 800 & 1,200 cfs. Of course these are just guidelines and we reserve the right to adjust according to changing river conditions when necessary for safety.

No experience is necessary, but inflatable kayaks are much more physically challenging than rafting. Getting stuck on rocks, falling out of the ducky and rescuing yourself with or without the aid of the guide are typical experiences. Before you head down river you will be required to demonstrate a self rescue in the calm pool at the put in. A self rescue entails exiting your kayak into the water and getting back into the craft with or without the assistance of the guides.

One available company to use is Salt River Rafting. Their river office in the Salt River Canyon is located at US Hwy 60 Mile Marker 293

Globe or Showlow is the last place to get fuel, food, water, etc.
Parking/put-in/launching information:
The guides will be along to help with put/in/launching


Paddling conditions to be expected:
whitewater and flat water


Difficulty of the trip:
none, but it can be challenging water can be 800cfs to 1200cfs


Length of trip: day trips

Portages:
10-15 feet long, easy to difficult depending on river area


Permits required:
none


Type of trip:
there is a shuttle back to the main office


Other information:
bring a snack, no food is provided


Take-out Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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