REI Co-op Experiences provides guided full and half-day rafting, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and biking tours in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area to over 8,000 guests each year. Our focus is always on creating a tour experience for our guests that is both fun and educational.
Rafting, Kayaking, and Paddle Boarding on our Class I (easiest rating) guided river tours creates the ultimate in fun under the desert sun. Swim and water fight or just relax and soak in the scenery - our most family friendly activities have options to please everyone. Your guide will provide expert assistance in rafting, kayaking, or paddle boarding and a fascinating lesson on Sonoran Desert geology, hydrology, flora, fauna, and human history. The river is an indispensable oasis in the vast desert, attracting a multitude of birds and wildlife; on most trips wild horses and bald eagles make an appearance! Take time to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks and giant cacti.