Rafting the Rivers
Middle Fork of the Salmon River
An Idaho whitewater rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is second to none and is known as "The Best River in the West". The Middle Fork Salmon River is a true wilderness trip... it's the the largest, most remote, roadless and unspoiled Wilderness Area in the US. It also incises through America's third deepest river canyon and is the headwaters of the longest free flowing river in the US. The Middle Fork of the Salmon offers 100 miles of Wild and Scenic free-flowing river and over 350 rapids, class I-IV.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon provides the ideal setting for a whitewater rafting trip as it flows entirely through protected wilderness lands -- the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. See primitive America -- unspoiled and beautiful. Explore ancient Indian caves and pictographs and a hermit's homestead, enjoy blue ribbon cutthroat trout fishing, soak in natural hot water springs. View many kinds of wildlife -- bighorn sheep, river otter, Golden eagles, elk, deer, beaver, osprey and moose.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of a few choice rivers designated by Congress as "Wild & Scenic" in 1968. This ensures it will remain forever as it is now -- crystal clear, wild and free, with no dams, roads, or pollution. Nothing is allowed to spoil the land or your experience.
MAIN SALMON RIVER
The Main Salmon is the longest undammed river in the U.S., and also boasts the second deepest canyon. The Main Salmon offers free-flowing Class III whitewater that’s great for any age and experience level, big sandy beaches perfect for camping and playing, beautiful mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and a natural hot spring are all hallmarks of the Main. The Main Salmon is the perfect trip for families, as the water is warmer and the sand bars are huge for camping and playing games. Perhaps inappropriately dubbed the “River of No Return” by early river runners, the Salmon is in fact a river you’ll want to return to again and again.
Both the Main Salmon and the Middle Fork offer different experiences. For those who find it difficult to pick which one is right for them, we offer the best of both worlds in a combination trip. Running the Middle Fork and Main Salmon is a rare opportunity to run the longest undammed stretch of river in the United States. You'll float over 156 miles and descend 3,500 feet from a high mountain stream to a powerful western river. As the river grows, each bend offers an ever-changing vista from high-mountain alpine scenery to big-wooded canyons and everything in between. The Middle Fork and Main Salmon run through the River of No Return Wilderness; at 2.2 million acres, the largest wilderness area in the contiguous United States.
We offer the 11 day trip every week and the cost is only $2500 total. That is only $650 more than the 6 day Middle Fork trip. We are offering this kind of discount to get more people to enjoy more days on the river. We hope you can join us!
EXPERIENCE THE RIVERS
Join Middle Fork River Expeditions to relax, dine, laugh, escape, and raft the most exciting wilderness whitewater rivers in the US. These ares the only two rivers we run, the best in the West, and we are experts.
Canyon and Mountain Views
Indian Caves, Pictographs and Pithouses
True Wilderness Experience
Hike along the Middle Fork Trail, which covers 80 of the 100 miles of the river
Relax in many Hot Springs
World Class Cutthroat Trout Fishing
Relaxing under the Stars
Being lullabied at night by the river
Whitewater (Oar Boat, Paddle Raft, Inflatable Kayak, Stand-Up Paddling options!)
Laughs all day long
Fun Games at night (Horseshoes, Lasso Golf, Frisbee, Apples to Apples)
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