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Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch River Rafting

Guided River Rafting

Embark on a scenic journey down the Lower Salt River aboard our 8-person inflatable rafts. This guided 2-hour raft trip begins at Phon D Sutton Recreation Site and ends at the Granite Reef Recreation Site. 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 historic Red Mountain 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. 

  • 24-hour advanced booking required 

  • Daily trips at 10:45 AM & 1:45 PM

  • Minimum age of 3 years 

  • Minimum weight of 35 lbs to participate

  • Meet at Phon D Sutton Recreation Site - NOT at Saguaro Lake Ranch

  • 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
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 Lake Trip

Saguaro Lake Guided Trip

$110 plus tax

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

  • Daily: 1:00 pm

  • Min 10 yrs & 4′ ft tall

  • Meet at the Saguaro Lake Ranch

Book a Guided Raft Trip

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. Good swimming abilities are required and PFDs should be worn at all times.

  • Daily: 10:45 am & 1:45 pm

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

  • Tonto Parking Pass Included

  • Meet at Phon D Sutton Recreation Area

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