Salt River Kayaking Trip

55 Reviews | Phoenix, USA

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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.



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Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 55 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Dawn M, Sep 2021 Verified
Truly awesome. Having never done kayaking before, I was a little bit nervous for this to be unguided, but it was unfounded. Although there were a couple rapids to go through which made it all the more fun, it was great fun for even a beginner. The views were amazing, we got to see some wild horses overall just had an amazing time.
Great trip down the salt river
Anthony B, Sep 2021 Verified
My wife and I booked the morning trip down the river. Both being pretty novice kayakers we were a little nervous going down the river…the staff was very friendly and helpful on calming our nerves. Once on the river we throughly enjoyed the 2 hour trip down, seeing the wild horses was a bonus. We would definitely be doing this trip again and recommend to our friends and family.
The kayaking down the river was refreshing
Abel G, Sep 2021 Verified
It was an awesome experience thank u
Ruth A, Sep 2021 Verified
Staff was very friendly and accommodating especially since we had the possibility of not making it at appointed time due to flight in. Water level was great, water temperature refreshing, wonderful breeze and spectacular scenery.
Laurel P, Sep 2021 Verified
Beautiful views - lovely kayak adventure … well organized and clear training!
Great time
Eric D, Sep 2021 Verified
My wife and I went on this trip attempting to see the wild horses. It was her birthday wish. Unfortunately to see the horses but still had a great time enjoying the river. Highly recommend it. Only issue we had was the amount of bugs, it wasn't normal, due to the monsoon the amount of bugs were EXTREME. Once you got going though it was fine.
Relaxing and beautiful
Timothy T, Aug 2021 Verified
Great 2 hr trip. Relaxing and scenic. Wild horses were beautiful. Some minor rapids but nothing wild added to the fun. No tip overs lol. Easy to navigate. Will be going again soon.
Tracy, Aug 2021 Verified
The guide was thorough in his education and the trip was so relaxing and memorable. Majestic views and wildlife abound. Must do!
fontaine, Aug 2021 Verified
The views and the horses were spectacular! I took the tour 2xs and loved both trips. Small rapids were just fun. Excellent tour
Larissa, Jul 2021 Verified
Amazing view and awesome experience. Weather was on our side. It is not a tour but honestly loved it more with out having to follow someone around . Was able to stop and take pictures. Water was great , minimal paddling required. Staff was very nice. I loved every second !

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