The Main Salmon is on any serious river runner’s must-do list, for good reasons. This wild, pristine river cuts through North America’s second deepest canyon, delivering Class II to IV rapids and world-class white water every day. Explore by river the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Payette, and the Bitterroot, as well as the famed Frank Church Wilderness Area – the largest unspoiled wildnerness in the Continental U.S. This tempestuous waterway earned the monikor “River of No Return” when settlers found it can be traversed one way only — downstream.

The visual offerings from this river are as compelling as its current. Crystal-clear mountain streams feed the river along the way, luring elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, bear, eagles, otters – even the elusive timber wolf. The scenery is punctured here and there with natural hot springs and Native American hieroglyphs. Whether you are a professional, seasoned or novice photographer, the Salmon River surroundings provide endless opportunities for your nature portfolio.

Main Salmon Wilderness Rafting Adventure

6-DAY TRIP:  Experience a world-class river adventure, with first night’s lodging, meal and shower at the famous Salmon River Lodge Resort. Launch from the private dock directly into the Main Salmon River. Enjoy Dutch oven-style meals, and camp on white, sandy beaches under tall pines.


Raft & Ride

2-DAY TRIP:  This is a personal, private outing for you and close friends or family. It begins with a full day of rafting the Salmon River whitewater from Spring Creek to the Resort for a hot shower, satisfying meal, and cozy night’s rest. The next day, ride horseback up the trail to inhale the rugged wilderness, watch the wildlife, or fish in a mountain lake. After a fresh lunch, you’ll be back on the river, floating peacefully past the confluence of the Middle Fork and Main Salmon River, and running rapids below. Return to the Resort, shower, and enjoy another home-style dinner before retiring and a morning meal before returning home.

Rafting & Resort

1-DAY TRIP:  Raft the Salmon River whitewater from Spring Creek, view historic sites and wild country along the way to the Resort where you’ll enjoy the Resort’s beautiful river-front property, a hot shower, a home-cooked meal, and cozy bed.

For information on pricing and reserving your Rafting Trip, please call 208-716-4336 or email us .  We can accommodate special requests,  feel free to give us a call!