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  1. United States
  2. Phoenix Metropolitan Area
  3. Mesa
  4. Tonto National Forest

Mesa: 2-Hour Kayaking Trip to Foxtail

Product ID: 291335
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Enjoy the cool Arizona water and marvel at the beautiful wilderness within the Tonto National Forest as you kayak on the Lower Salt River. Keep your eyes peeled for local flora and fauna along the way.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Float down the Salt River below thousand-foot cliffs and beside majestic Saguaro Cacti in the Sonoran Desert
  • Keep your eyes open for wild horses, deer, great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, and other native wildlife
  • Hop aboard a sit-on-top kayak, perfect for all levels of paddlers
  • Enjoy a hassle-free trip with a shuttle service and comfortable launch area
Full description
There is no better way to escape the summer heat than to go kayaking on the Lower Salt River. As you cruise below cliffs and past beautiful desert scenery, look out for native wildlife. The sit-on-top kayaks are very stable and easy to maneuver; after a 15-minute orientation, you'll be ready to go. 

This self-guided float is the most convenient way to explore the area. Park your car at Saguaro Lake Ranch, no Tonto Pass required, and launch from a private kayak beach. Embark on an around 2-hour float. At the end of the route, staff will be waiting to gather the kayaks as you board an air-conditioned van to return to the ranch.
  • Single, sit-on-top kayaks, paddle, and personal flotation device
  • Instructor orientation
  • Approximately 2-hour trip of 5 miles to Foxtail
  • Return shuttle via air-conditioned van
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Check-in at the main office: Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, 13020 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes
Know before you go
• Minimum of 2 guests per trip or the local partner reserves the right to cancel the trip
• Launch times are 7:00 AM-10:00 AM (subject to days and availability)
• Single kayaks only, no doubles
• Previous kayaking experience is not required
• Kayaks have a 275-pound weight limit and a 4' 6'' minimum height limit
• You cannot bring your own kayaking equipment
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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

Product ID: 291335