Looking for a “spooktacular” escapade in the great outdoors on the Salt River?
Salt River Tubing’s 23rd Spooktacular Monster Halloween event is 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. July 17 with a ghoulish and floating beach blast adventure, according to a release.
Free Halloween bandannas for tricksters, while supplies last. The cost for the all-day adventure in the great outdoors is $19 plus tax per person or tube, which includes tube rental, shuttle bus service and free parking at Salt River Tubing. Salt River Tubing is in northeast Mesa, seven minutes from Loop 202 Exit 23A on North Power Road in Tonto National Forest.
“Halloween in July. Experience a boo-tiful and fang-tastic escapade at our Spooktacular Monster Halloween event,” Henri Breault, president and CEO of Salt River Tubing, said in the release.
“Our ghostly shuttle buses provide ‘a howling great time’ and Salt River will be rocking with tubers in witches’ hats, Halloween leis and orange bandannas. Tubers can join Salt River Tubing’s Tricksters romping to the Monster Mash line dance and grab photo ops with the spooktacular fun crew. Costumes are optional for floaters; however, Salt River Tubing will be awarding $19 complimentary tube rental passes for the Best Tuber Spooktacular Monster costumes. Passes are valid on return visit,” he said.
Salt River Tubing is open daily 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Salt River Tubing accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards and cash. Credit card and cash transactions require a valid driver’s license for tube rental deposit and credit card identification. Go to saltrivertubing.com for more details on the special event.
Children must be at least 8 years or older and 4 feet tall for tubing and shuttle bus service. Life vests should be worn by children, non-swimmers, and inexperienced swimmers.
Glass containers are not allowed in the Lower Salt River Recreational Area. Ice chests/coolers will be checked for glass containers; bring plastic or can beverage containers.
“Have a great time while visiting the Lower Salt River. Responsibly appoint a designated driver before your tubing adventure. Drugs, alcohol and the Salt River do not mix — just don’t do it,” the release states.
Salt River Tubing operates under permit of the USDA Forest Service and is in Tonto National Forest.