The MIddle Fork of the Salmon

The crown jewel of the Wild and Scenic Rivers’ System and the most pristine free flowing river in the lower 48 states, your adventure through Idaho’s River of No Return Wilderness on your Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a click away.

A whitewater rafting vacation in Idaho is an experience you’ll never forget! We offer weeklong rafting trips on Idaho’s famed Middle Fork of the Salmon. This spectacular wilderness white water river is the Salmon River’s largest tributary. The crystal-clear free-flowing river is spring fed from high alpine meadows. The upper reaches of the Middle Fork River drainage drops rapidly through thickly forested alpine settings, then, aided by dozens of tributaries, it soon doubles in size becoming a rushing whitewater river with major rapids. As dense forest greenery gives way, the Middle Fork canyon alternates between grassy mountain meadows and sheer granite cliffs. During July, August and September, fly-fishing the Middle Fork of the Salmon is truly a world-class experience. This river is a blue ribbon “wild” cutthroat trout fishery.


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  • Aug 25
  • Sept 2
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Fork of the Salmon River

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Day 1

Oh, my! Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Let the journey begin.

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Day 2

Enjoying the hot springs then down to camp.

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Day 3

Today we stopped and hiked to some Sheepeater Indian pictographs. These ancient writings are thousands of years old.

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Day 4

A quick stop at The Flying B Ranch for an ice cream cone then off to conquer more famous Middle…

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Day 5

Our last night we slept along the walls of the Impassable Canyon under the stars.

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Day 6

Last day of fun whitewater!


Our Team


$3,250 per person

What’s Included
  • Ground transportation

    Ground transportation from Stanley, ID to the river and return to Stanley at trip end.

Not Included
  • Air transportation

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

  • 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 Stanley to the river when water levels drop
$135 per person

Later in the summer, water levels drop and then we fly all guests into Indian Creek airstrip to begin their adventure.



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