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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch River Rafting
Rafting

Guided Salt River Rafting

Embark on a scenic journey down the Lower Salt River aboard our 8-person inflatable rafts. Our guided 2 to 3 hour raft trips are offered year round and either begin at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch (Summer) or Phon D Sutton Recreation Area (Fall/Winter). Once you check in, our trained staff will provide you with a PFD (personal flotation device) and go over what to expect, paddle techniques, safety and address questions.

 

Marvel at the majestic desert Saguaros, towering cottonwood trees, and the surrounding mountains while looking out for wild horses, cardinals, great blue herons and other native wildlife. Our guides are knowledgeable about the surrounding area and will provide you with fun facts and a scenic adventure that you can tell all of your friends about. 

  • 48-hour advanced booking required 

  • Minimum age of 3 years 

  • Minimum weight of 35 lbs to participate

  • A Tonto Parking Pass is included in your ticket

To reserve by phone, please call us at 480-984-2194.

 

Disclosure: This is not a white water rapids trip, this is a mellow and relaxing, scenic trip. You may get splashed but can expect to stay mostly dry. Please view the weather report before your trip and dress accordingly. Jackets can be worn under your PFD, however, please avoid super puffy jackets as they can hinder the effectiveness of your PFD.  PDFs are mandatory for all guests.

Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch River Tubing

Frequent Floater Membership

For only $25 per year, become a member and save 25% on all trips, rentals, and shuttles. Discount is valid for the member holder only and one booking per day. When booking more than one activity (rental and shuttle), the discount will only be applied to one item and cannot be combined. Others in the reservation will be at the posted rate. There is a special benefit for Foxtail & Granite Reef Trips! If you’ve listened to a current season orientation already, skip the orientation and get right to the water.

Salt River Kayaking

Guided Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

Step away from the stress of daily life and enjoy paddling along diverse desert cliff-lined shores and tall canyons on a guided kayaking and paddle boarding tour on Saguaro Lake. Our Guides are knowledgable about the surrounding area and will guide you to Willow Canyon, a secluded quiet cove with towering cliffs, away from the main part of the lake.

 

Some of the local wildlife you can expect to see during your paddle may include bald eagles, bighorn sheep and blue heron. The contrast of the blue water against the desert topography is like nowhere else in the world!

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Book a Guided Raft Trip

Foxtail Salt River Raft Trip

$80-$100 plus tax

Book a guided 2-hour raft trip from Saguaro Lake Ranch to the Foxtail private exit.

48 hrs advance booking required.

APRIL:

  • Daily at 12:15pm

MAY:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00am

  • Saturday & Sunday - Call to Book

JUNE: Coming Soon

  • Min 3 yrs old & weight of 35 lbs to participate

  • Meet at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

  • Return shuttle is included

Book a Guided Raft Trip

Granite Reef Salt River Raft Trip

$80-$100 plus tax

Book a guided 2-hour raft trip from Phon D Recreation area to Granite Reef Recreation area. 48 hrs advance booking required.

OFFERED IN THE FALL / WINTER

  • Min 3 yrs old & weight of 35 lbs to participate

  • Tonto Parking Pass Included

  • Meet at Phon D Sutton Recreation Area

  • Return Shuttle is included

Book a Guided Kayak Trip

Saguaro Lake Guided Kayak Trip

$110 plus tax

 

Book a guided 2.5-hour Kayaking trip on Saguaro Lake featuring round-trip shuttle service. 48 hrs advance booking required.

 

OFFERED IN THE FALL / WINTER

  • Min 10 yrs & 4′ ft tall

  • Meet at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

  • Round-trip shuttle is included

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