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Betty’s Haunted Bus is sure to provide thrills and chills  at Salt River Tubing’s Spooktacular Halloween.

Spooktacular Halloween On Salt River

Looking for a cool or ghostly ride? Dare to visit Salt River Tubing’s Spooktacular Halloween event from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

Last year’s Spooktacular Halloween was a recordbreaking event so arrive early. The annual More Kids in the Woods event is co-sponsored by Tonto National Forest, KKFR Power 98.3 radio station and Salt River Tubing.

The cost is $15 per person or tube for an all-day experience of a lifetime in the great outdoors. Salt River Tubing is located in northeast Mesa, just 7 minutes from Loop 202 on North Power Road.

The popular event draws thousands each year to the Lower Salt River as tubers enjoy a howling, ghoulish time as awesome phantoms, frightful witches, scowling pumpkins and eerie voices echo throughout the day. Costumes are optional for tubers.

However, the tubing company will be awarding $15 tube rental passes for Best Costumed Tubers (passes are valid on a return visit). Photo opportunities with the zany Salt River Tubing employees are plentiful and enjoyable as they add extra sizzle to fun in the sun in Tonto National Forest.

“If you are searching for a unique, memorable, summertime adventure for your teen, our Spooktacular Halloween will make your toes curl with excitement,” said Henri Breault, president/CEO of Salt River Tubing.

“Salt River Tubing’s funfilled team is determined to put the wow in your Salt River adventure and create a memorable journey in the great outdoors of Tonto National Forest during our Spooktacular Halloween.  Don a mask, paint a face and join us for the ride of your life.”

The USDA Forest Service national program, “More Kids in the Woods,” was expressly designed to encourage efforts to get kids and teens outdoors and exploring ways to connect youth and  nature.

As “Partners in Recreation” with Tonto National Forest, Salt River Tubing’s Spooktacular Halloween event is aligned with the USDA Forest Service’s commitment in meeting the challenge of reduced youth involvement in outdoor activities. Salt River Tubing’s Halloween-themed event intends to capture the attention of teenage youth and encourage them to enjoy the “great outdoors” on the Lower Salt River in Tonto National Forest.

For more information about Salt River Tubing and the Spooktacular Halloween event, please visit the website at www.saltrivertubing.com or call (480) 984-3305. Daily operating hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost of tube rental is $15 per person/tube which includes inner tube rental and shuttle bus service.

Children must be 8 years or older and at least 4 feet tall for tube rental and shuttle bus service. Glass containers are prohibited by law in the Lower Salt River Recreational Area and will be confiscated. Life vests should be worn by children, nonswimmers and inexperienced swimmers.