Experience the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Known as one of the premier wilderness rivers in the world, Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon is at the top of the list for both beginning river enthusiasts and seasoned river travelers alike.  Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon has something for all ages and experience levels: spectacular scenery in one of the deepest river gorges in North America, crystal clear water, blue ribbon trout fishing for native Westslope cutthroat trout, numerous riverside natural hot springs, abundant wildlife viewing, and both prehistoric, and recent historic sites to explore.

Idaho River Adventures is the culmination of a lifetime spent in Idaho’s wild places.  As a fifth generation Idahoan, I come from a family with a long and rich history of farming, ranching, logging, and recreating in Idaho.  Some of my earliest memories are of my family fly fishing, hiking, white water rafting, and exploring wild places on or near the very streams where the voyages of Idaho River Adventures take place.

Idaho River Adventures guides are some of the most experienced in Idaho, and it is common for the guide crews on any of our fly fishing and white water rafting trips to have collectively over one hundred years of experience guiding on Idaho’s wilderness rivers. All of our guides have extensive training in Wilderness First Aid as well as Swift Water Rescue training.  In addition to being very safety minded, our guides will dazzle you with their storytelling, their knowledge of canyon history and flora and fauna as well as their culinary prowess as riverside chefs.

News from the River

What IS a River Trip?

This question is answered in about as many ways as there are people that enjoy the experiences that only happen on an extended trip on a wilderness river. For some it is the white water and river itself. For others it is the magnificent scenery […]

Time Slows Down

On Idaho’s pristine Salmon River, time slows down. Stress floats away in the current, and deadlines don’t exist.

Travel Logistics

There are many reasons people choose a Wilderness river vacation; time with family, adventure, fishing, hiking, relaxing and solitude to name a few. One big reason I enjoy time on the Middle Fork is for its remoteness and lack of people, a great place to […]


I recently had the pleasure of rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Idaho River Adventures, the fourth multiple-day guided rafting vacation I have taken. What a fantastic trip! The river is beautiful, wild and exciting. We did not lift a finger in camp except to eat fantastic and varied meals–they even washed our dishes for us.
I feel that the trip down the Middle Fork Salmon was a singular adventure. What a great crew, I can’t decide between Braden, Evan, Scott, and Kerry as to who is the best American hero. Thanks to you for getting these people together and providing such a great trip.
Larry H