You Can Kayak Alongside Wild Horses At This Lake In Arizona

Escape the heat at this beautiful Arizona lake.

Summer might almost be over, but you can still relish in the warm weather. The Salt River Lake can provide you with super cool activities like swimming, paddleboarding, and kayaking alongside wild horses. If you're not a water person you can even go horseback riding.

You can actually see wild horses while you kayak on the Lower Salt River Lake in Arizona. Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch can offer you and your BFF day kayak trips, tubing and horseback riding. For $47 plus tax per person, you can go on an unguided two-hour kayak trip on the river.

What's great is that if you're off of work on a random Tuesday you can go on a kayaking adventure in the mornings between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 

If you have more time to kill you can kayak longer by opting for the four-and-a-half-hour trip for $70 per person. The only thing about this longer trip is that it's only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

You don't even need to be a kayaking professional because this trip is great for beginners. You and your BFF's might even see some wild horses while you're floating down the river. 

Narcity has reached out to Guest Ranch and they've confirmed that kayaking on the Lower Salt River only happens about 8 months out of the year due to the water flowing back to Saguaro Lake from the Stewart Mountain Dam. You should call in advance to know if kayaking is available. 

The wild horses that roam freely around the lake can usually be seen in the mornings. Even if you don't get a glimpse of the wild horses you might get the chance to see bald eagles, deer, river otters, and other wildlife. 

Kayaking requires a reservation, so plan accordingly. You can make your reservation here. You might get a little wet and the sun can be pretty intense, so plan accordingly. 

Saguaro Lake Ranch Kayak Trip 

Price: Varies $47 - $70

Address: 13020 Bush Highway, Mesa AZ 85215

Why you should go: You and your BFF might get to see the majestic beauty of wild horses! Even if you miss them you might get to see other wildlife too. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit a potentially hazardous location, you check for the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.

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