Canyon Lake Kayaking Tour
This kayak tour on Canyon Lake, located in the heart of the Tonto National Forest, combines the serenity of lake paddling with the dramatic scenery of the jagged Superstition Mountains to the south and Arizona’s iconic and austere Four Peaks towering to the north. Expect calm waters, wildlife, stories of the area’s history, waterfront lunch, and much more on REI’s guided tour of beautiful Canyon Lake. The lake is formed by one of five dams on the Salt River; it sits upstream of Saguaro Lake and downstream of Apache and Roosevelt Lakes. Each of these provide ample opportunity for recreation and incredible scenery. The Salt River has always been important to the people who’ve made their homes in central Arizona’s lower Sonoran Desert. It was the lifeblood of early indigenous inhabitants who carved irrigation canals for agriculture and found ways to thrive in the desert landscapes. Today, these reservoirs build on that legacy and make it possible for metro Phoenix to grow and thrive. Enjoy a full day kayak tour in this dramatic setting and pause to appreciate the beauty of the canyons and the importance this river system.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional safety-certified guide
- Bottled water & snacks
- Touring kayak, paddles, dry storage, personal flotation device
- Permit, insurance, & full tour coordination
- Shoreside picnic lunch
- Transportation from Apache Junction
What to Bring
Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, bathing suit, on cooler mornings long sleeves are advised. We recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after your kayaking trip.
Water shoes/sandals/old sneakers
These must stay on your feet at all times – sport sandals only please. Flip flops or bare feet are not allowed.
Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.
Upgrades + Additions
Hotel/Residence Pick Up
$125 per group – inquire over the phone
$200 per group. No other parties may add to your tour. We can schedule private tours any day of the week.
- 1 Person $ 518 pp 518
- 2-3 People $ 259 pp 259
- 4 or more $ 207 pp 207
Tours, rentals, and add-ons may be subject to sales tax at the local rate.