The Salt River in Arizona has been a center of innovation and recreation for the Greater Phoenix area for centuries. The Lower Salt River, located in Mesa, roughly 40 minutes from downtown Phoenix, is the most popular section of the river, attracting visitors and locals for activities like tubing and observing wild horses. The river is known for its picturesque beauty and offers various recreational opportunities. Exploring this area requires purchasing an $8 recreational day pass, available at stores, gas stations, or on-site. Prepare for a day of sunshine and good times!