Photos: Salt River Tubing Near Phoenix, Arizona

  • 01 of 08

    Salt River Tubing - White Water

    Salt River Tubing in Phoenix
    ••• Salt River Tubing. Judy Hedding

    They come in droves. Starting in May of each year scantily clad people of all ages come to the Lower Salt River to enjoy a leisurely picnic and party as they float down the river on inner tubes. Enjoy these photos of tubing on the Salt River. Tubing on the Salt River is a very popular summertime activity for people in the Phoenix area. After all, we don't have a beach!

    Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.

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  • 02 of 08

    Tubing the Lower Salt

    ••• GaySedona.com, used with permission

    These guys look like they are having a great time tubing down the Salt River. They've got the right cooler, and the right attire.

    You'll see all kinds of warnings about drinking while tubing, but those warnings aren't heeded by many people. Check the tips for a discussion about tying the tubes together. Also, please keep track of your trash and discard it properly when you arrive downriver. Other people don't want to be floating in garbage!

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  • 03 of 08

    A Tube and a Beverage

    ••• Michele Murphy, used with permission

    You can bring your own inner tube to the Salt River, and just pay a fee to use the bus transportation, or you can rent inner tubes from Salt River Tubing.

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  • 04 of 08

    It's a Family Affair

    Salt River Tubing in Phoenix
    ••• Salt River Tubing. Judy Hedding

    Lots of families and groups get together to go tubing on the Salt River. There are various beach areas where people can stop, get off the river, and grab a snack before heading back out on the water.

    Tubing on the Salt River is a very popular summertime activity for people in the Phoenix area. After all, we don't have a real sand beach or an ocean!

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  • 05 of 08

    Bring a Group of Friends

    ••• GaySedona.com, used with permission

    It may seem like tubing on the Salt River would be a quiet and serene trip, but don't count on it. What you can count on is that there will be loud music, at least a few rowdy groups, and lots of people having a good time. You'll come across some large groups when you are tubing the Salt in the summer. It can get crowded, especially on weekends.

    The people look like experienced Salt River Tubers to me. They have all the correct equipment to protect their territory! Hats, tee shirts, sheets on the tubes, and a cooler. Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.

    Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.

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  • 06 of 08

    Tubing: Dangerous Areas

    Salt River Tubing in Phoenix
    ••• Salt River Tubing. M. Elias, used with permission

    On many parts of the river it is shallow enough for you to get out and rearrange the tubes or access the shore. Still, accidents happen nearly every year. Be aware that even if you can swim, there are dangers here. Be safe — don't drink alcohol, and stay with your friends.

    Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.

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  • 07 of 08

    Tubing: Dangerous Areas

    Salt River Tubing in Phoenix
    ••• Salt River Tubing. Judy Hedding

    Tubing on the Salt River is a very popular summertime activity for people in the Phoenix area. After all, we don't have a beach!

    Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.

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  • 08 of 08

    A Logical Place to Stop and Rest

    Salt River Tubing in Phoenix
    ••• Salt River Tubing. Judy Hedding

    Tubing on the Salt River is a very popular summertime activity for people in the Phoenix area. After all, we don't have a beach! 

    Beware of pirates with water soakers along the shore! As you can see from the photo, there are places along the river where you can stop and relax, play or have a snack if you brought one. Then you get back on your tubes and continue your leisurely float down the Salt River.

    Check the tips and FAQ for a discussion about what to bring and what to do on your Salt River Tubing trip.