While visiting Phoenix, AZ, I saw a tour guide talking about the Salt River kayak trip.
I loved kayaking when I was younger, and I was sure I could still do it. My husband wasn’t hepped up on kayaking, but my cousin agreed to go with me. Her husband and mine stayed home and let us get wet. The Salt River kayaking trip was a two-hour adventure down the Lower Salt River which takes you through the Tonto National Forest. We set out from Saquaro Lake, paddled the Salt River and admired the native wildlife. It thrilled me to see the wild horses. Seeing the Tonto National Forest from the water was spectacular. We went early in the morning before it go too hot. We parked at the Saquaro Lake Guest Ranch, where we got instructions on kayaking and started the river tour. At 8 AM the temperature was 87 degrees, but it felt more comfortable since we were on the river and going through the mountains. By 10 AM, our tour had ended, and we wished we could have gone further. It was 92 degrees when we got out of the kayaks and into the air-conditioned shuttle that took us back to Saquaro Lake Guest Ranch. I had to admit that the Salt River kayak trip was one highlight of our trip to Phoenix, AZ. We were going to the Grand Canyon before we went home, and our husbands were going with us. That could be my next biggest highlight of our vacation.