FUN, FUN! Idaho’s Main Salmon River – “The River of No Return”, is the ultimate family rafting adventure for ages 5 years of age and up.



87 miles

Trip Length

Trip Length

6 days, 5 nights

Group Size

Group Size

Up to 24 guests


The river has huge white sand beaches, warm water for great swimming, heavily forested canyons, crystal-clear side streams and abundant wildlife. The Salmon River Canyon offers some of North America’s most famous white water rapids such as Chittam, Split Rock, Elkhorn and the always-impressive Big Mallard.

This perfect “drop and pool” river is where you find the water toys. Guests enjoy Stand Up Paddle Boards, miniature paddleboats and more! It is beach time on the mighty Salmon River.

Mackay Wilderness River Trips’ family holidays offer family rafting trips, which include professionally trained Kid Wranglers dedicated to educating and entertaining your children. A Mackay family rafting vacation allows mom and dad time to relax and enjoy the magnificent Salmon River Canyon, knowing their children are safe and having the best family rafting trip possible!

Dates Main Salmon The River of No Return

  • June 26
  • June 27
  • July 4
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 13
  • July 20
  • July 21
  • July 28
  • July 29
  • Aug 5
  • Aug 6
  • Aug 13
  • Aug 14
  • Aug 21
  • Aug 22
  • Aug 29
  • Aug 30
  • Sept 6
  • Sept 7

May, early June and later September dates by request.

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Day 5
Day 6

Salmon River

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Day 1

Corn Creek – where your adventure begins.

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Day 2

Unleash the Shark

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Day 3

Reflection under the stars.

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Day 4

More rafting and kayaking through a spectacular wild river canyon.

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Day 5

This river has an abundance of incredible wildlife – black bear, deer, elk, moose, cougars, mountain goats, bald eagles, golden…

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Day 6

Trip is ending, but new friends have been made and a lifetime of adventures to share and remember.


Our Team


$2,500 per person


Child (5-17 years old)

$1,750 per person

What’s Included
  • Ground transportation

    Ground transportation from Salmon to the river put-in, Corn Creek. And from the river take out, Vinegar Creek to McCall, Id.

Not Included
  • Air transportation

    Guests can opt for our Back Country Hotel Package – $750.00 pp details below Other air charter needs and priced depending on locations.

  • Vehicle shuttles before or after your trip

    Contact River Shuttles directly at 208-756-4188 or

  • Motel rooms before or after your trip

    Any rooms needed outside of the Boise Back Country Hotel Package. We are happy to make all your reservations with your credit card.

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Boise pre trip lodging and round trip flight package
$750 per person

This package includes one night lodging in Boise at the beautiful Inn at 500 located in downtown Boise, a detailed orientation meeting the night before your trip and scenic back country flights from Boise to your adventure and back to Boise at the end of your trip. This package also includes all ground transportation between the Boise Airport and your prearranged lodging in Boise.

One way flights from the river to Salmon at trip end
$225 per person

You can choose to leave your vehicle at the Salmon Airport and fly back to Salmon at trip end.

Personal vehicle shuttle
From $350 per vehicle plus fuel.

Contact River Shuttles directly to arrange vehicle shuttles – 208-756-4188 or



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