Middle Fork River Expeditions

Idaho River Rafting at it’s Finest

There is nothing quite like un-plugging from modern life and all the technology for a week or two of wilderness camping fun. Idaho River rafting is most enjoyed by anyone who travels her course.

Whitewater rafting is one of the numerous outdoor sports that anchor Stanley, Idaho, as an adventure hub. Known as the “River of No Return,” the area’s Salmon River offers half-, full- and multi-day trips. Several Stanley-area outfitters run shorter trips that will give you a full taste of the tumultuous river over the course of a few hours. But Middle Fork River Expeditions offers 4, 6 and 10 day river rafting adventures.
Northern Idaho rafting season gets underway in May and runs through September. Raft trips on area rivers like the Salmon and Snake experience their biggest water in late May and early June. The summer months of July, August and September offer calmer but still engaging rapids and warmer weather.

The best option for half- and full-day whitewater trips is the Salmon River right outside the town of Stanley. Several local whitewater operations run trips that start in Stanley, out an hour north of Sun Valley. The Salmon trip offers rapids ranging from Class II to IV. Half-day trips run about 11 miles of the river, while full-day trips run 21 miles. Another option is the Class II, 18-mile North Fork Payette River from Sheeps Bridge to Hartsell Bridge, located just outside McCall. Other nearby rafting trips, such as the Hells Canyon trip, require multiple days.

Idaho River Rafting has never been so accessable to so many people of all ages. Middle Fork River Expeditions caters to all types of people in all aspects of life and geography.

Come join us this summer for some Idaho River Rafting in the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return. You will want to return, again and again.

See you in Stanley, Ellsworth

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