Middle Fork River Expeditions
Middle Fork River Expeditions

Idaho Whitewater Rafting on the Salmon River

Since 1953, Middle Fork River Expeditions has run world class Idaho whitewater rafting trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon  and the Main Salmon River.

Unplug and reconnect in the largest roadless wilderness complex in the United States.

  • 6 days of world-class Idaho white water rafting and fly fishing.
  • Class II/III+ rapids on gin-clear water thru canyons deeper than Grand Canyon.
  • Soak in riverside hot springs
  • Gourmet river cuisine with fresh ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan and vegetarian options available.
  • Discounts for youth ages 6-16 and returning MFRE guests.

Middle Fork Salmon Raftng

Idaho whitewater rafting on the Middle Fork Salmon River

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the premier wilderness rafting trip in the US. It has half a dozen natural hot springs, blue ribbon trout fishing, and more than 100+ rapids grade I-III (IV in June). Named by National Geographic as one of the top 3 river trips in the world, the Middle Fork will provide you with the vacation of a lifetime.

Main Salmon River Rafting

Main Salmon River Rafting in Idaho

Idaho’s Main Salmon River accesses the most pristine and untouched terrain in the US, slicing through the 2.3 million acre Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. The Main Stem of the Salmon is famous for it’s large sandy beach camps, warm water for swimming, fun and exciting class 1-III+ whitewater, and the best hot springs in the Pacific Northwest.

Music Adventures

Musical Guests on Select Salmon River Rafting Trips in Idaho

Join MFRE for a magical musical wilderness river vacation on the Salmon River this summer! Professional musicians play every night around the campfire (or a waterfall or scenic grotto) to make an already amazing adventure into an unparalleled trip of a lifetime. Musical guests include John Smith, Moors and McCumber, Joe Craven and more.

About Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE)

MFRE Staff

With a history spanning over six decades, Middle Fork River Expeditions has established itself as a premier provider of wilderness river vacations. Specializing in trips along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Main Salmon River, we prioritize delivering an exceptional experience for you and your loved ones. Our focus is on ensuring that our guests not only see the river, but also engage with it on a personal level, guided by our team of experienced leaders. It is no surprise that over 80% of our guests are either repeat clients or referrals, as we consistently deliver unforgettable world-class river adventures.

Our mission is to provide river travelers with the chance to disconnect from the modern world and rediscover themselves, their families, and friends through the beauty of nature. This journey offers a break from technology and a return to a simpler, more satisfying way of life. While there may not be Wi-Fi in the wild, we guarantee you will forge meaningful connections on a much deeper level.

MFRE is permitted to operate under Special Use Permit on the Salmon Challis National Forest. We are a member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides AssociationIdaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing BoardAmerica Outdoors. We’re also a founding member of the Middle Fork Outfitters Association and the Salmon River Outfitters Association.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.