A duo of young women enjoy kayaking Lower Salt River AZ.

The Lower Salt River, near the Inn at Eagle Mountain, is a beautiful place to explore, especially by kayak. If you’re looking for a way to cool off but also get some exercise underneath the hot sun, then kayaking down Arizona’s Lower Salt River through a nearby guest ranch is the perfect afternoon activity. Surround yourself with beautiful rock formations, greenery, and the brilliant blues of the river while adventuring with your family, friends, or significant other. To learn more about kayaking on Arizona’s Lower Salt River and the guest ranch, continue reading below!

Paddle through Arizona’s Lower Salt River

You’ll take a shuttle from the rustic Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch en route to the beautiful Lower Salt River. You’ll participate in a 20-minute orientation to make sure that you can safely and easily maneuver your kayak before plunging into the calm, quick water. This two-hour trip is five miles long and unguided, so you can explore the Lower Salt River on your own terms. The refreshing water is sure to keep you cool while you marvel at the natural beauty of the Tonto National Forest.

There is plenty of natural beauty throughout the five-mile paddle trip, like thousand-foot cliffs, majestic saguaros in the Sonoran Desert, and of course, wildlife. When you look around, you might be able to see wild horses, deer, great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, and plenty of other fauna that is native to the area. The kayaks are stable enough for any conditions of the river, though you’ll likely be able to float for as long as you’d like with no problems.

Anybody 12 years of age and older (and taller than 4’6”) is allowed to rent a kayak for this two-hour paddle down Arizona’s Lower Salt River. Launch times are anywhere between 7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and only $47 per person! If you think that kayaking down the Lower Salt River is going to be a blast, you’re not wrong! 

Stay at Inn at Eagle Mountain, a Boutique Hotel in Arizona

Our beautiful boutique hotel in Fountain Hills, AZ, is the perfect place to relax and unwind after your day spent kayaking on the Lower Salt River. From your uniquely decorated guest room, take in the picturesque views of the mountains and the valleys below. Come to recharge with us in beautiful Fountain Hills by booking online today.