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Usery Mountain Regional Park

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Usery Mountain Regional Park

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3939 N Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207-2570
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Granite Reef Kayaking Trip on the Lower Salt River
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Granite Reef Kayaking Trip on the Lower Salt River

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The trip is a scenic, unguided, four and a half hour kayaking journey down the Lower Salt River. Starting at Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch, you and your group will kayak down a leisurely thirteen mile stretch of river as it moves it's way through the Tonto National Forest. Participants often witness wild horses, otters, birds and other wildlife that cool off in the river during the summer months. <br><br>We have the special privilege of being the only kayak rental company located right on the Salt River, so our trips launch directly from our site which you are returned to via shuttle after your trip. Each reservation includes a kayak rental, paddle, PFD and return shuttle to starting site. <br><br>Please arrive 30 minutes prior to launch time so you may complete waivers, prepare belongings, receive safety orientation prior to the scheduled launch time.&#xa0; Water, sunscreen and dry bags are for sale. Orientation is mandatory and includes basic paddling, water safety and geography of the river.
$75.00 per adult
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valinreallife wrote a review Jun 2020
Carson City, Nevada87 contributions1 helpful vote
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Maricopa County parks are some of the best run I’ve seen in my extensive experience as a camper — via motorcycle, auto, and RV. They are top-notch and consistent in their amenities and quality of sites. We were only able to get 2 nights at Usery during peak season but like the other parks, it’s simply gorgeous. Our site was spacious and level on the parking pad. Plenty of room to pull out our sidecar and park it without having to trip over as we moved around camp. The bathrooms are always clean and the free showers are a huge bonus. The partial hookups worked fine and the 2-slot dump station was in good order. The only issue we had was that getting the toy hauler far enough back to accommodate the full length of our rig (50’) meant the rear jacks were in a lower area that dropped off at the rear of the site so they had to be extended to their full height to stabilize. But that’s a very workable problem though. A little more rearranging and we probably could have avoided that issue. But setting up on the rain and being quite tired, we just made it work instead of faffing about more for the short time we would be there. The Buckhorn nature trail from the campground is lovely but narrow in parts and tough to keep the dog from bumping into cactuses. So just take care if you have a pooch with you. There was a good bit of noise from the nearby shooting range that wasn’t awful but still frightened the dog. We chose the furthest site available for our stay to minimize that so I’m not sure how much worse it is closer to the range. If not for that noise, this would be a 5-star park. You just have to be aware that there is a range nearby and accept the noise. It’s still worth it for such a lovely park. There was almost no Verizon signal. Just enough to be a tease, not enough to be useful. We work from the road as full-time RVers and we had not yet acquired a signal booster so we were dead in the water as far as work goes.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Leslie J wrote a review Jun 2020
Rochester, New York343 contributions82 helpful votes
Lovely desert park in the foothills. We had no trouble finding our way and doing a nice loop hike before leaving for an afternoon flight home to the cold north! Well-maintained trails. Mountain bikers and hikers both, everyone friendly and polite. Did not have time for Cave of the Winds trail, that parking lot was very busy- seems to be one to go very early for. Nice park.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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LuvHaribo wrote a review May 2020
Manchester, Connecticut503 contributions139 helpful votes
We had a great time hiking this trail. Not a lot of people for a Saturday. Entrance was $7 which wasn't too bad. Felt it was a fair price. The bathrooms were super clean. And the paths were well marked. The views and opportunities for photos were endless.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Hansi wrote a review Apr 2020
Gold Canyon, Arizona1,340 contributions199 helpful votes
Usery Park,is one of these gems, truly. And it’s not out in the boonies but almost „in town“. Easy to get to, the trails are suitable for all, from beginner to experienced hikers. Come early on weekends because it gets very crowded, especially on long Weekends and the heat later in the day. We love Usery Mountain Regional Park and I’m positive you will love it too.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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joshuaelee wrote a review Mar 2020
Camas, Washington652 contributions104 helpful votes
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Paid $7 to get in. Long line to get in with all the craziness going on. Parked and got out and did a quick hike. We enjoyed ourselves and the weather was very nice!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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