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Salt River Tubing

Power Road, Mesa, AZ
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Ranked #13 of 34 attractions in Mesa
Type: Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: Tubing is a blast, but you must be well prepared. There is a rental station from which you can rent tubes for people and your cooler. If you're... more »
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Mesa, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

With too many college aged drinkers being unhygenic, vulgar and loose lips, this certainly wasn't a place for a family or group of people loooking to have a safe, fun good time. I've heard (from the amount of ambulances), pick pu people for unruly behavior, getting injured, sunstroke from the heat and then if they dared get into the water,... More

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Omg! Had a great time on the salt river. At first nervous that the college kids might be out of hand since we were bringing our kids. The college kids were great, friendly, polite and respectable. My kids ages were 13, 12 and 11. We seen wild horses twice drinking from the river that was pretty awesome to see.

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Kansas City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Before I start, I will preface this by saying that this is tubing experience is typical of all tubing experiences in its inconveniences and risks--there are rocks on the bottom of the river, as with all natural bodies of water, so you want to wear shoes of some sort when you go (we always wear clear rubber sandals, those of... More

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Payson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

the river is a great time. the sun is strong and you will get sunburned. Unfortunately the water is laden with bacteria and if you have a cut on your foot it can get infected easily.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My husband and I did the full float trip on tubes. We enjoyed the scenery very much. Wild Horses eglets cranes amazing rock formations. It was a busy weekday float a lot of young college kids. My husband sustained 3rd degree burns on his legs. Sunscreen is a must. Water and food a little planning goes a long way.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can bring your own or rent tubes for the river. The scenery is beautiful and different at every bend. Sometimes horses and cattle will come down a drink at the river as you float by. Make sure you bring some old gym shoes due to the slippy and rocky bottom which I don't recomment bringing small children. Make sure... More

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Mesa, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For the most part, tubing on the Salt River is an absolute blast. The only thing that prevented me from giving this activity an 'excellent' rating is the fact that, during the summer months when it's really hot, the river gets completely filled up with tubers, most of them are drinking, and they make it uncomfortable for those of us... More

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

One of the best floats my husband and I have encountered. There is a bus that will take you to a drop off point and then pick you up. It all costs $15 and is very convenient. The water is the perfect temperature and the scenery is beautiful. Enjoy with a cold beer in hand!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's great for teens and adults but children under 12 can have problems navigating the water. I'd only rent tubes because you'll need really sturdy ones and there isn't anywhere to blow them up and I'm not arriving with tubes strapped to the top of my car. And where old gym shoes because it's rocky when you want to rest... More

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Albion, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

had a great time and all the staff was great.. would definitely do this again.when you get to entrance the bus takes you to the river. you can rent one of their tubes or bring your own this is a 4 hr ride down the river

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