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Salt River

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This river, which flows through the Phoenix area, offers boating, tubing and whitewater rafting opportunities.
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We love to go visit at Coon Bluff, some cool quick hikes next to the river, plenty of places to cross or play.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Matt B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Salt River runs through the Tonto National Forest and is one of my favorite spots in Arizona! There are multiple recreation areas where you can stop (buy a Tonto Pass so you don't get a ticket) and then hike along the river. I've been...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rich B
Reviewed January 19, 2018

We spent our last day in Phoenix during our vacation to drive along salt river in Lower Tonto National Forest. The river shore and its recreation area are beautiful and peaceful especially Cone bluff and Butcher Jones recreation site. It was our right decision to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank lanniandeisi
Reviewed October 13, 2017

My husband, 11 year old, and I rented kayaks and went out on the Salt River. We rented fro a company called Salt River Canoe Kayak and Raft Rental located at 9190 E. Balsam Ave. in Mesa. Their number is 480 345-7258. They don't have...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Ricque P
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I went up to the upper Salt River Rafting with some friends. The Rapids were amazing. We started by Apache Falls and worked our way down the upper Salt River for about two and a half hours. The views from the river of the canyon...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Osaze06
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The drive through the salt river area was beautiful. My husband and I had heard of the wild horses roaming the area and were hoping to see them. To our surprise, my husband spotted two beautiful white horses grazing on the left side of the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Vasiliki B
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We tubed down this river as a young family. I have 3 year old twins and a 7 year old. The twins floated down in an inflatable raft that we purchased for $20 at a local store and the rest of us used tubes. I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank cecilyJ
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

With the weather as hot as it is, getting to some water in the summer is a must. About 20 minutes north off the Loop202 at Power road we found a sweet little spot along the river bed where there are 2 recreation areas. We...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Matthew K
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We just had a great day floating down the river except for the last 5 min. We waited to long to get over at the last exit and could not get to shore. As we hopped off the tubes to walk over to the shore...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank floatingsally2014
Reviewed April 17, 2014

We went paddle boarding here with friends. Make sure you purchase a Tonto Day Pass if you do not have an annual pass. These can be bought from gas stations nearby. We went to the Granite Reef area and paddled upstream. We saw cows and...More

Date of experience: March 2014
4  Thank bluelagoon
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