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This river, which flows through the Phoenix area, offers boating, tubing...

This river, which flows through the Phoenix area, offers boating, tubing and whitewater rafting opportunities.

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Full-day Salt River Whitewater Rafting Trip
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Salt River Kayak Adventure from Scottsdale
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Half-day Salt River Whitewater Rafting

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Beautiful trip

The drive through the salt river area was beautiful. My husband and I had heard of the wild horses roaming the area and were hoping to see them. To our surprise, my husband... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
Vicki B
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The drive through the salt river area was beautiful. My husband and I had heard of the wild horses roaming the area and were hoping to see them. To our surprise, my husband spotted two beautiful white horses grazing on the left side of the road. It was amazing to watch them once we pulled over to the side of... More 

Thank Vicki B
Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We tubed down this river as a young family. I have 3 year old twins and a 7 year old. The twins floated down in an inflatable raft that we purchased for $20 at a local store and the rest of us used tubes. I also had my three kids in life vests. We went on a hot day, 111... More 

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Phoenix, Az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

With the weather as hot as it is, getting to some water in the summer is a must. About 20 minutes north off the Loop202 at Power road we found a sweet little spot along the river bed where there are 2 recreation areas. We pulled into Blue Point and chilled all day and watched people float by. It was... More 

2 Thank Matthew K
Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

We just had a great day floating down the river except for the last 5 min. We waited to long to get over at the last exit and could not get to shore. As we hopped off the tubes to walk over to the shore we had the fight of our lives. My friend lost her balance and rolled down... More 

1 Thank floatingsally2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We went paddle boarding here with friends. Make sure you purchase a Tonto Day Pass if you do not have an annual pass. These can be bought from gas stations nearby. We went to the Granite Reef area and paddled upstream. We saw cows and wild horses. You can also enjoy views of the beautiful Red Mountain while relaxing on... More 

3 Thank bluelagoon
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

So my friends tell me I will be ok kayaking the salt river. They of course were experienced. My first time. This seemly calm river is anything but. However, after going backwards down every single rapid and dodged the bridge pylon I actually made it to the end without turning over. It was a blast but I would have enjoyed... More 

3 Thank Jessica W
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Belong to a group of Kayaker that go down the river early in the morning. Really the best time. 6 to 7 am way before the tubers make their start. Beautiful scenery and so many wild horses and bird life. Couple places the water moves along making it very fun! Cant wait to go this weekend!

2 Thank BuySellAZHome
Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

We spent an entire morning looking for horses along the river. We were pleased to find nearly 50 wild horses, in their family bands. It's a beautiful place--the river, the mesquite trees, the saguaro cactus, the new spring foals, the magnificent stallions defending their families. Go on up the highway to the lake and marina with spectacular scenery surrounding. Don't... More 

7 Thank Doughgirl81
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

The Salt River is such a beautiful place to hike and watch for wildlife. We went there to find the wild horses but didn't find any. We did get there around 1:00 pm. Several different people said, they had seen the horses in the morning. Not too disappointed as there was much beauty all around us. After hiking along the... More 

2 Thank Lori W
Cedros, Jaliso Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Rather than rafting, tubing, kayaking or any other mode of float transportation go early in the morning and see the marvelous wild horses of the Salt River. These animals are a historic treasure!! See "Sale River Wild Horses" web site for fantastic photos and viewing information.

13 Thank senorapeggyl

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