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Salt River Tubing

Embark on a fun, refreshing, and scenic float down the first mile of the Lower Salt River - a great activity for both families and outdoor adventurers. Experience the Sonoran Desert's beauty from the unique vantage point offered by Salt River tubing.

Your adventure begins at the head of the river, where pristine waters flow from the Stewart Mountain Dam's turbine, ensuring a cool and clean river experience. Recognized as the most tranquil and pristine segment of the Lower Salt River, it’s a haven for relaxation and enjoyment. Tube rentals are accessible in the summer season when the Salt River levels are high.

Group rates are available for corporate retreats and parties of 10 or more.

Salt River Tubing | Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch Mesa AZ
Book Tubing

Book a 30-40 Minute Float 

Scenic Loop Tubing

$20 - $23 plus tax

Experience the tranquility of the Salt River with a scenic float to Horse Thief's Wash, followed by a 10-15 minute walk back to the ranch. Revel in the comfort of our shaded riverside lawn, where you can relax and soak up nature's beauty until it's time to depart. Participants must be at least 9 years old and 4' tall, with height verification possible upon arrival.

Book 2 Car Tubing

Self-Shuttle Tubing

$20 - $23 plus tax

Craft your own river adventure with our flexible tubing rental. Rent one of our tubes and choose your own exit point on the river. Launch just below the dam at our ranch launch area and when you’re done, pick up your car and shuttle yourself back to the ranch by the above posted departure time. This trip is for those wanting to see more of the river. Tube deflator tools are provided.

What Makes Our Salt River Tubing Experience Better?

Guests can tube the pristine first mile of the stunningly beautiful Lower Salt River free of the river trash, noise, and ruckus often found downriver.

You'll also enjoy easy access to get into the water directly from your car or shuttle. Relax near the river and enjoy the beauty of the Bulldog Cliffs before or after your float on our shaded lawn.

Tubing Information & Requirements 

A few things to note about Salt River tubing at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch:

  • Minimum age and height: 9 years and 4' tall

  • Personal floatation devices (PFD's) or life jackets are free

  • PDF's are mandatory for all guests 18 and under

  • Bring shoes that can get wet and you can walk in

  • No alcohol allowed; coolers will be inspected at the time of launch

  • No glass containers of any kind are permitted

To make a reservation, please call 480-984-2194. Reservations are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy, regardless of illness or travel complications due to COVID or any other circumstances. 

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Looking for something more?

Visit our Kayaking & Paddle Boarding or Guided Water Activities Page for more options.

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