Looking for a Cool and Wet Adventure? Spend the Day at Salt River Tubing!
If you’re among those folks for whom absolutely nothing is much better on a hot day than drifting down a lazy river, the tubing experience on the Lower Salt River in the stunning Tonto National Forest near Mesa, Arizona gives an enjoyable, refreshing, and scenic float. Floating down the 68-degree river on a 100-degree day is an ideal way to cool off that families and outdoors-lovers can delight in; it is the excellent vantage point to take in the charm of the Sonoran Desert.
Originating in the Apache National Forest, the Salt River flows down the mountains to Lake Roosevelt and on into Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, Arizona. The Salt River is a leisure paradise that offers “chills and thrills” while floating on awesome and refreshing mountain-stream waters. Take pleasure in a “floating picnic” and experience the natural wonders of the Salt River! You may choose two, three, and also five-hour trips that consist of float time and shuttle bus ride, weather, and water flow permitting.
The recreation site at the river bank additionally features distinct amusement for individual adventurers, groups, and families. Salt River tubing is a terrific alternative to usual outings for those who aren’t scared to get their feet wet. Their tubing trips start at the top of the river at their beautiful Salt River tubing launch site. This is where the water is released from Stewart Mountain Dam’s turbine, where it is cool and clean; it’s the most tranquil as well as untainted part of the Lower Salt.
Tube rentals and shuttle service are readily available 7 days a week, starting at 9 a.m and it only costs $17 for tube rental and shuttle; $14 for shuttle only. There’s a $30 charge for a lost or stolen tube. Group reservations are available for tubing Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.