Salt River Kayaking Trip

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Phoenix, USA

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2 hours (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


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 4.90 out of 5 stars based on 60 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Salt River Kayaking Trip
Leroy, Oct 2021 Verified
We had a great time. The scenery was beautiful. A novice kayaker would have no problems. Trip was very much worth the cost. A Must Do.
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Paul G, Oct 2021 Verified
The scenic beauty passing along the rock cliffs and seeing Wild horses in the water further down the river.
Salt River Kayaking Trip
Lori B, Oct 2021 Verified
Was so relaxing and it was a bonus seeing the wild horses in the river eating. Made new friends along the way.
The trip was awesome!
Chris B, Sep 2021 Verified
Fun relaxing trip. Great scenic views!
A wonderful day.
Donna B, Sep 2021 Verified
The staff was very friendly and it was the perfect day to kayak. The scenery is amazing.
Salt River Kayaking Trip
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
Salt River Kayaking Trip
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!

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