Salt River, Arizona

Salt River, Arizona: Our most recommended tours and activities

Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

1. Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Experience the Sonoran Desert from a thrilling new perspective on a stand up paddleboard. Paddle through the gorgeous Saguaro Lake or Lower Salt River, taking in valuable insight into the ecosystem that is sustained by these indispensable desert oases. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or a bighorn sheep, which are among the many distinctive species found within this one-of-a-kind environment. Stand up paddleboarding is a perfect activity for the whole family, and your professional guide will spend some time at the start of the tour teaching the proper techniques. Geared up with a provided life jacket, snacks, and bottled water, appreciate the mountain peaks that surround you as you drift along, flanked by giant saguaro cactuses and desert foliage unique to this region. And be sure to splash around and have some fun while you’re at it.

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What people are saying about Salt River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Nice, long trip. Was a first time kayaker, it went fine and my 13 year old daughter did great for her first time too. A few spots are a little swift, but manageable. You have to avoid the tubers at the end, I ended up going through a small rapid with a large group of them. Was very pretty and scenic! Lots of photo opportunities. Would do again. Wear lots of sunscreen.

We had the best time!! It was absolutely beautiful and the customer service was great. Not to mention the added bonus of seeing some wild horses. I would 10000% recommend.

Relaxing and beautiful ride! We saw several horses and enjoyed the views along the way. Staff was also warm and welcoming. So happy we booked this adventure!

Our trip was amazing! Absolutely beautiful a blast. Best memories made today with my husband. Definitely would recommend.

Fun! Wild horses on river bank. Great way to spend a hot afternoon