Middle Fork River Expeditions
Middle Fork River Expeditions

Middle Fork of the Salmon & Main Stem of the Salmon Rivers

Unplug and reconnect in the largest roadless wilderness complex in the US.

Since 1953, Middle Fork River Expeditions has run safe and world class river trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Main Stem of the Salmon River. Over 80% of our guests are past guests or referrals from past guests because we run once-in-a lifetime trips.  See current dates and availability in our “Dates and Prices” section of the website.  You can book on-line with any major credit card.

  • 6 day world-class whitewater rafting and fly fishing adventures.
  • Class II/III+ rapids on gin-clear water thru canyons deeper than Grand Canyon.
  • Soak in riverside hot springs along both rivers.
  • Choose your craft – oar-powered rafts, inflatable kayaks, paddle rafts  &  SUP  (Main Salmon only) available.
  • Idaho licensed professional river guides are first aid and swiftwater rescue V certified.
  • We supply everything (4-man tents for 1-2 people, large rectangular sleeping bags, 2″ Paco sleeping pad, camp pillow and 3 dry bags/guest.  We also provide Wetsuits, Splash Gear (rain gear with gaskets) and waterproof socks and gloves for cooler trips.
  • Gourmet river cuisine with home-made ingredients. Gluten Free, Vegan and vegetarian options available.
  • $200-$500 Discount for kids 16 and under.
  • Past MFRE guests receive a 10% discount.

* View both detailed itineraries on the side bar to the right

Ready to Sign Up?

Click on  the “Dates and Pricing” section for current date availability and pricing.  It’s easy to pay the $500/person Deposit by credit card and set up Final Payment (3% credit card charge) as well as sign waivers and enter dietary/medical history etc.


Middle Fork River Expeditions has been in business for over 60 years and that is no coincidence. Because MFRE only runs the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and the Main Salmon River, we can focus on delivering you and your family a wonderful wilderness river vacation.   And we focus on our guests experience to not just see the river from a distance, but to experience it intimately with the leadership of experienced guides. Over 80% of our guests are past clients or referrals from past river travelers as we guarantee and deliver a world-class river adventure.

Our mission is to allow river travelers the opportunity to unplug from modern society and reconnect to oneself, family, and friends through nature’s lens. Because this adventure allows you to have a digital detox from technology and reconnect to a more simple and fulfilling pace of life.   There is no Wi- Fi in the wilderness, but we promise you will find a much deeper connection.

Our equipment is specially designed for wilderness whitewater rafting, and offers mild and wild boat choices (oar boats, paddle boats, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle boards (Main Salmon only)). Our river guides are seasoned professionals, licensed by the state of Idaho and First Aid and Swiftwater Rescue Certified. They are expert river runners, magnificent cooks, great storytellers, and knowledgeable, helpful outdoorsmen and friends.

Check out our Musical Adventures and see who’s joining us this summer on the Salmon River.  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.   Watch musician Darrell Scott below from a Middle Fork trip in 2017.  But book soon as these adventures fill up fast.

Join Middle Fork River Expeditions for a magical wilderness river vacation on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River or Main Stem of the Salmon River this summer!

MFRE is permitted to operate under Special Use Permit on the Salmon Challis National Forest, is member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, Idaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing Board, America Outdoors and 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.

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