Beat the heat on the Salt River!

Celebrate the weekend while enjoying a "floating picnic" tubing on the refreshing, 68 degree mountain-stream waters of the Lower Salt River in Tonto National Forest. The view during your leisurely travel along the water is sure to include desert blooms, panoramic cloudscapes and mountain vistas. If you're lucky, you'll also see wild horses, other desert wildlife and a wide array of birds.  And no matter when you go, be sure to wear a hat and plenty of sunscreen. More information on tubing the Salt River can be found online at saltrivertubing.com. Photographer: Guy Atchley