1. United States
  2. Phoenix Metropolitan Area
  3. Phoenix

Scottsdale: Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

Product ID: 240097
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Float down the Lower Salt River on a guided rafting trip as you discover a scenic and relaxing desert oasis just outside Phoenix. Swim and water fight or just relax on the river soaking up the scenery on this family-friendly activity.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cool off on a warm summer day with a guided float through a gorgeous desert oasis
  • Experience the unique and beautiful desert landscape full of wildlife and free-roaming horses
  • Enjoy a fun adventure that is suitable for the whole family
Full description
Cool off and explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert with a guided Salt River rafting trip on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. Arrive at 7:30 AM at the local supplier's office in North Scottdale, then travel 35 minutes to the start point just outside the eastern metro area. Get kitted out with all necessary equipment then head out onto the water. 

The Salt River is a scenic, Class I (the easiest rating on the international scale of river difficulty) waterway which provides some of the best wildlife and bird watching opportunities in the Southwest. The water flow on the river varies seasonally, based on this your guide will choose from a number of put‐in/take‐out locations in order to ensure guests have the best river rafting experience.

Whilst light paddling is required, your experienced rafting guide will do most of the work, so you can sit back and enjoy the view. Water temperatures are in the 60s in the winter and rise to low 80s in the summer months. Swimming is possible year‐round, but the water may be chilly in January. Tours typically last about 4 hours and water and snacks will be provided for the duration of the tour.
Includes
  • Professional safety-certified rafting guide
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Raft, paddles, PFD (life jacket), dry bags
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • National Forest entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

REI Co-op Adventure Center Arizona, 17465 N 93rd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA. The guides will be waiting to greet the guests upon arrival.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
• You can expect to be with another group on your rafting tour unless you have booked a private tour
• Advance reservations are required and can only be confirmed with receipt of guest contact information and a valid credit card; final payment is due in advance of the tour
• There is no charge for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure time; cancellations made less than 48 hours from departure time will be charged in full

From US$ 145 per person