Everything You NEED to know on a Idaho River Adventures Middle Fork Salmon River Rafting Trip.
Thank you for choosing Idaho River Adventures as your Middle Fork of the Salmon trip provider. The information below is designed to make your pre- and post-trip logistics as clear as possible. We are available by phone or email most of the time and are happy to assist with your travel planning.
TRIP LAUNCH LOCATION: We begin our trips in the small mountain town of Stanley, Idaho. Mountain Village Lodge, 208.774.3661, www.mountainvillage.com
TRIP ENDING LOCATION: Salmon, Idaho. Stagecoach Inn, 208.756.2919, www.stagecoachinnmotel.com
Each guest is responsible for his or her own hotel accommodations the evening prior to the launch date of your trip and for the evening your trip ends. Idaho River Adventures has blocks of rooms set aside at each hotel so please inform them you are traveling with us on the Middle Fork. To make these reservations you will need to place a call to each establishment, their online booking system does not identify the blocks of rooms set aside under Idaho River Adventures and will most likely inform you they are sold out.
TRAVEL/AIRLINE NOTE: If you intend to fly to Idaho for your trip and would like to take advantage of our provided round trip shuttle service with pick-up and drop-off at the Boise, Idaho, airport, it is important you schedule an arrival the day prior to your launch date NO LATER than 2:30 pm, and a departure the day following the final day of your trip NO EARLIER than 2 pm. If you are planning to drive to Idaho for your trip, you will need to plan your arrival in Stanley, Idaho, by 6:30 pm the evening prior to your launch date at the Mountain Village Lodge. We will start pre-trip orientation in the Mountain Village meeting room at 7 pm.
VEHICLE SHUTTLE: Your vehicle will need to be shuttled to the Stagecoach Inn located in Salmon, Idaho, while on the river. The vehicle shuttle company to contact is River Shuttles, 208.756.4188, www.rivershuttles.com. The cost of this service is $115, not including fuel, plus $15 for a Mountain Village Lodge parking pass. If you are flying to Idaho and are short on time, a quicker option would be to utilize an air taxi service. The cost of round trip air travel from Boise to Stanley, then from Salmon back to Boise, is $400 per person and will save about 6 total hours of travel time. Please contact Dustin directly if this is an option you would like to look at.
TRIP INSURANCE: It is strongly suggested that you purchase a travel insurance policy to protect your investment. Idaho River Adventures is not able to provide refunds in the event you need to cancel your trip. You are free to use a travel insurance provider of your choice, but if you do not already have a relationship with one we suggest looking into Travel Insured International, www.travelinsured.com. The cost is usually in the $110-$180 range.