We’re on our way to beautiful Saguaro Lake! Formed in the 1920’s by the construction of the Stewart Mountain Dam, Saguaro Lake ranks as the most popular of the four Salt River Project lakes. Saguaro Lake winds for ten miles through the Tonto National Forest in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. We’ll stop first at Lakeshore Restaurant to enjoy lunch on self, and a panoramic view of the Goldfield Mountains, Bulldog Cliffs and Saguaro Lake. Lakeshore Restaurant’s menu runs from fish & chips to cheese burgers—nothing fancy, but something for everyone. After lunch, we’ll jump on the Desert Belle, for the 90-minute narrated paddleboat cruise of Saguaro Lake. The double-deck paddleboat features a climate controlled lower level, and an upper deck with awnings. The cruise is both entertaining and educational, and we’ll learn about the desert, the lake and all of its flora and fauna, while enjoying some of Arizona’s most breathtaking scenery. Call in your reservations and don’t miss out on the fun!
Depart: NW 8: 30 a.m. Phx 9 a.m. Mesa 10 a.m. R: 5 p.m.