Tubing Time

Searching for a cool and wet experience? We welcome you to go through the day or an early evening time tubing the Lower Salt River rapids in wonderful Tonto National Forest close to Mesa, Arizona! Only minutes from Scottsdale, the Salt River is a recreational heaven that offers “chills and excites” while skimming on cool and invigorating mountain-stream waters. Appreciate a “gliding cookout” and experience the normal miracles of the Salt River! You may pick two, three, and five-hour trips that incorporate buoy time and transport ride, climate and water stream allowing. Cylinder rentals and transport administration are accessible 7 days every week, beginning at 9 a.m. what’s more, it just cost $17 per individual/tube! Gathering reservations are accessible for tubing Mon.- Fri., barring occasions.

The River:

Be cautious when propelling; the current is shockingly solid. Tie everything together whenever wanted, or leave cylinders free for riders to paddle voluntarily around the waterway. Appreciate significant lots of peaceful water, punctuated by brief, quick moving segments. Make sure to draw up your legs when moving toward rapids – now and again the water is not exactly a foot down!

The outing will take somewhere in the range of three to six hours, contingent upon the speed of the waterway, beginning stage, and any stops en route. Two prominent spots to draw off and eat incorporate simply under the scaffold where the thruway crosses the stream, and a little bluff bouncing spot somewhat further down.

Start your vacation day with a 30 minutes drive to East Mesa, the home of Salt River Tubing and Recreation.

Tubing trips with Salt River Tubing can last between 2-6 hours relying upon the course you picked.

2-hour trip: There are two, 2-hour cylinder rides. One beginnings from south of Saguaro Lake and closure at the Blue Point Bridge. The other one beginnings at Goldfield and conveys you down the Salt River south and west past Coon Bluff and closures only south of the Salt River Indian Reservation. Tubers are gotten by transport and came back to their vehicles at the Salt River Tubing organization’s base camp.

3-hour trip: The 3-hour course begins at Salt River Tubing’s fundamental structure and finishes in Goldfield taking you gradually yet quickly north and west on a Salt River expansion to Goldfield. The bus will return you to your vehicle from Goldfield. The perspectives are fabulous and the water stream gives a safe yet courageous excursion for you and your companions or family.

5-hour trip: The 5-hour cylinder excursion starts off south of Saguaro Lake and buoys you past the Goldfield Mountains, Blue Point Bridge and finishes at Goldfield. The mind boggling vistas of Tonto National Forest will keep you in stunningness, while the cool water and surge of the waterway motivates a feeling of rush for each tuber.

6-hour trip: There is a 6-hour cylinder trip that runs just on Saturdays. It begins only south of Saguaro Lake and tubers coast through all focuses well past the Salt River Indian Reservation finishing at a little tributary of the Salt River.

In case you’re anticipating the most courageous 6-hour Saturday trip, make certain to let the Salt River Tubing Team Members know ahead of time whether you’ll require a ride back to get your vehicle. Constrained transport administration is accessible from this remote area.

There are a few spots to escape the stream. The last and most famous, for the base parking area, is number 4. Try not to miss the arrival – it’s a long stroll back.

The parking garage (and toilets) are up a short slope from the arrival territory. Take a couple of minutes and collapse the cylinders before going up; it’s a lot cooler and progressively wonderful close to the waterway. Simply try not to obstruct the leave point. Collapsing the cylinders for the most part takes some time; utilize this time and send individuals to recover the vehicle from the top parking garage.

Days and Hours:

The stream will be open from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the last cylinder rentals at 1 p.m. From that point forward, the waterway is open seven days per week from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. May through September. Contingent upon where you stop, a normal buoy can last somewhere in the range of two and five hours. Climate and how quick the stream is streaming could hose those plans. So make a point to check Salt River Tubing’s Facebook page as well as site for explicit updates. The most recent two-hour excursion begins at 3:00 pm. The last transport get is at 6:30 pm


Cylinder rentals are $17, in addition to assessments and charges. That incorporates the cylinder and transport to the waterway. Additional cylinders might be leased for coolers. They acknowledge money and charge cards. Stopping is free. They require one individual in each gathering of 5 to give their driver’s permit as a store. You should be in any event 8 years of age and 4 feet tall to tube or potentially ride the van transport.


Ensure everybody has an inward cylinder or other buoyancy gadgets, in addition to at any rate one extra for the cooler and junk pack.

It’s conceivable to lease tubes from the Salt River Tubing organization. With a money just cylinder rental, they give transport administration from the parking garage to and from the top and the base of the waterway. Be that as it may, enormous groups cause long hangs tight for both cylinder rentals and transport rides (a huge number of individuals rush to the stream on particularly blistering summer days), the cylinders are a similar cost to lease as to purchase somewhere else, and the transports are confined and sweltering. To finish everything off, a few days the organization will just enable tenants to begin from the midpoint. They do offer a rebate in return for refuse pickup, yet that is useful for return trips.

For a unique tubing trip, it may merit the cost and hold up times to not need to design. For every other person, bringing cylinders is a greatly improved wagered. Any sort of coasting gadget will do, from kayaks to pool toys, yet the standard tough elastic internal cylinders are modest at most service stations en route. Old sheets prove to be useful here – the dark elastic rapidly warms up in the sun! Blow up the cylinders with pneumatic machines at a service station and bind them to the vehicles for transport, or carry a power converter to expand them in the parking garage.

Salt River Tubing doesn’t possess the Salt River Recreation Area, so in the event that you purchase your very own cylinders (attempt Walmart or Costco), and have two vehicles with the end goal that you can leave one down waterway, and after that drive everybody up to the time when you need to begin (and afterward drive back to get the vehicle later) you don’t need to use Salt River Tubing’s administrations. Note: Salt River Tubing won’t blow up your cylinder for you on the off chance that it isn’t one of theirs.