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Salt River Kayaking Trip provided by Saguaro Lake Ranch Kayaking & Tubing

Salt River Kayaking Trip
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About
The trip is a scenic, unguided, two-hour kayaking journey down the Lower Salt River. Starting at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, you and your group will kayak down a leisurely five mile stretch of river as it moves it's way through the Tonto National Forest. Participants often witness wild horses, birds and other wildlife that cool off in the river during the summer months.  We have the special privilege of being the only kayak rental company located right on the Salt River, so our trips launch directly from our site which you are returned to via shuttle after your trip. Each reservation includes a kayak rental, paddle, PFD (personal flotation device) and return shuttle to starting site.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67701P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned shuttle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum weight is 275 lbs
  • No tandems available
  • Dress to be in the heat and to get wet!
  • Participant must be comfortable with an unguided river excursion
  • Must sign a waiver prior to arrival (will be emailed to you after booking)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned shuttle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Maximum weight is 275 lbs
  • No tandems available
  • Dress to be in the heat and to get wet!
  • Participant must be comfortable with an unguided river excursion
  • Must sign a waiver prior to arrival (will be emailed to you after booking)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch
    13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Saguaro Lake Ranch Kayaking & Tubing
    Stop: 2 hours
    Launches are scheduled by times. Please adjust the schedule below according to your launch time. 20 minutes prior to launch time - Arrive at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, complete waivers, prepare belongings, receive safety orientation. Water, sunscreen and dry bags are for sale. Activity gear will be distributed. Orientation will include basic paddling, water safety and geography of the river. Orientation is mandatory. Launch time - Your group launches into Salt River from on-site location. Enjoy your trip! 2 hours after launch time - Trip concludes at Foxtail Administration Site. Shuttle picks up you and your gear for return to Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
661 reviews
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Cammie V
2 contributions
Very relaxing trip and you can paddle as much or less as you prefer.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Good scenery as you self-guide down the river. It was so awesome to see the many wild horses in the water feeding off the river grass, which was toward the end of our trip. Make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen! Staff was very friendly.
Written 23 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lucilu
Orange County, CA3 contributions
Nice experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
First time to kayak and salt river is the perfect place. The water is very calm and not deep. The staff of Saguaro lake ranch resort were very good and helpful in giving instructions. Will take this trip again with the resort.
Written 21 September 2021
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Jessica W
Lawrence, KS3 contributions
Kayak on salt river
Sep 2021 • Family
Great experience, very beautiful scenery ! Would go back and do it again. The people there were very nice and i!
Written 21 September 2021
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Aaron G
1 contribution
Fun for most experience levels
Sep 2021
Had a lot of fun. Process was super easy, and it was great to not have to worry about dropping off and picking up a kayak. The staff was very friendly and gave pretty clear instructions on where the pickup point was.
Written 21 September 2021
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Deirdre L
1 contribution
Wonderful Experience
Sep 2021
This was my 4th trip to Foxtail and I can't say enough about the whole experience. I brought 3 newbies with me and they raved about it and want to try the 4 hour trip with cabin rental next time so we can attend the Cowboy BBQ. The staff are very helpful and fun.
Written 21 September 2021
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APS
Grand Rapids2 contributions
Best activity for visitors, or even on your own.
I have done this trip 3 times in 6 months, because it is so much fun! The 2 hour journey is easy, and if you are uncomfortable controlling a kayak, the staff will take time to teach you (just let them know you want more in-depth instructions). The scenery is gorgeous. And in this hot Arizona weather, it is one of the few water activities available and feels very refreshing. All 3 times we saw wild horses in the water, birds, and ducks, and an occasional river otter. I have done the excursion 3 times because it is such a fun activity to do with visitors to the region. All kayaks are “open” type which I like, and no fear of being trapped if you happen to flip or tip (I never have). 5 stars because they don’t allow 10 stars!
Written 21 September 2021
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Lisa S
1 contribution
Wonderful Time! Possibly improve a little for groups.
Sep 2021
Liked having the instruction and by humorous informative guys. The scenery, moving along at our own speed. The ease of getting in and out of the river and kayak, having help launching and coming in. Kindness and patience of the check in office guys. Enjoyed it!
There were things I thought could improve. I had a group of 30. Possibly improve on groups check in as well as a group rate. Also had to split up our group but had others that were not with our group along. Odd.
The guys were great. Hopefully I can remember names; Aiden, Austin, Daniel, John, Steve? Possibly one or two others.
Thank you so much! Overall Wonderful Time! The ladies would like to do this annually! So, see you next September!
Written 20 September 2021
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William H
Chandler, AZ1 contribution
Great solo adventure
Sep 2021 • Solo
Really great experience. I usually canoe but wanted to try kayaking. Directions made it easy to find and all the staff was friendly and helpful. Absolutely gorgeous trip and I highly recommend. I went by myself during the middle of the week and it’s a great activity to do solo or with a few friends.
Written 18 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brian F
1 contribution
Great experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
The entire trip was fantastic, seeing wildlife, and floral, probably my favorite part. Perfect for any level of participant. Great half day trip.
Written 17 September 2021
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Karen W
Roseville, CA5 contributions
Date trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
Serene beautiful trip down Salt River. Enjoyed not being rushed. Peaceful time celebrating our anniversary.
Written 17 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Saguaro Lake Ranch Kayaking & Tubing
cakorky
cakorky
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Loved it!
Wonderful experience - highly recommend! Staff very helpful and pleasant. Family owned business around for 90 yea
aprilkT9112DO
aprilkT9112DO
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Great for a staff retreat
Great place for a staff retreat. The set up is relaxing and fun with simple cabins and activities available. The st
gsbeck
gsbeck
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Kayaking near Phoenix
My husband and I had a fantastic time once again. The folks running the kayaking at the Saguaro Ranch are friendly
D1289KJbillm
D1289KJbillm
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4.5 hour kayak trip
Never have done the lower section of the Salt so it was a real treat to add the extra 2 hours to our trip. I highl
nicolepD3959VZ
nicolepD3959VZ
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Great time!
We had a great time. The guides were super fun and helpful. I would highly recommend as a date night.
SarahS0310
SarahS0310
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4.5 hour kayaking trip
The trip and views were amazing. We went on the 4.5 trip. The only hiccup was that the exit for the 4.5 hour trip w
HappyDoc18
HappyDoc18
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Spectacular kayaking experience
What an amazing experience. Stunning desert beauty everywhere you look as you float peacefully down the river. Frie
Guide783647
Guide783647
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Saguaro Lake Ranch to Granite Reef
I had the best time!! I flipped and lost my paddle, made it to the bridge, called and was brought a new one. The p
142karlenea
142karlenea
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Keep it clean
I went when we were cleaning up the river. I think it's a great service that they do by providing this opportunity.
EKBOhio
EKBOhio
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Tubing
It was a super cool experience being able to “float” in the desert. Make sure to bring a hat, it’s bright!
B9329ESsheilak
B9329ESsheilak
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Clean Up
The river was high and flowed nicely! Wild Horses were out and about.. Always a pleasure seeing them
kerim530
kerim530
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Perfect way to spend a day!
This was such an amazing experience…I took my husband on a Tuesday for his birthday down the Salt River and it was
15elisabethw
15elisabethw
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Kayaking on LDW!
We had the BEST experience kayaking at Saguaro Lake! We had gone during Labor Day Weekend so we were worried about
raquelw606
raquelw606
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Saved by the staff!
We had a great tubing trip down the Salt River. Check-in was seamless and the staff was very friendly. We were a bi
H9022ZNkennethc
H9022ZNkennethc
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So much fun!
Absolute blast we had so much fun and can’t wait to go again! Our guides were fun to talk to and the little box din
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