5 Reasons To Go Late Season Whitewater Rafting

As the temperatures begin to cool, the leaves begin to change color, and the water levels begin to drop, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River maintains its wonder. In the changing of seasons, there is still so much solitude to find and so much fun to be had. 

Lucky for you, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the best rivers to be on from early summer to late summer, and Idaho River Adventures is excited to outfit your trip, cook your riverside gourmet meals, and guide you down some really fun water. 

If you’re looking to take yourself, your friends, or your family on a river trip before the season ends you’re in luck! But you’ll have to come quickly because Idaho River Adventures only has 6 seats available for a trip on August 23rd, and 6 seats available for a trip on September 9th.

 

5 Reasons To Go Late Season Whitewater Rafting

  1. Larger Beaches
  2. Slower Pace
  3. More Colors
  4. Warmer Water & Fewer Bugs
  5. Active Wildlife

1. Larger Beaches

 

beach on a late season whitewater raft trip

 

In the late season, the water levels begin to drop, meaning that the sandbars and beaches get larger. This allows for more space to exist on land, pitch a tent, throw a frisbee, and more. The larger beaches add to the whole experience of being on the river and only multiply the fun.

 

2. Slower Pace

 

White Water Rafting Couple

 

Speaking of water levels dropping, in the late summer the river moves slower because of the changing water levels. Fear not! This does not mean less fun. It means more time on the river, and that is always a good thing. This may also make those of you who prefer a slower pace more comfortable. 

 

3. All the Colors

 

 

The Middle Fork is breathtaking as it is, now add a whole lot more color and there’s no place like it. If you’re a sucker for autumn colors, this alone should convince you to book a late summer trip on the river.

 

4. Warmer Water & Fewer Bugs

 

Cliff jumping into warm water on the Salmon

 

Can I get an amen hallelujah? Water at the end of the summer is warmer due to a handful of factors, but we’re not complaining. And the cooler nights cause the bugs to slowly die off, which we’re also not complaining about. This makes for two very ideal conditions.

 

5. Active Wildlife

 

Wildlife Viewing on Rafting Trip

 

Towards the end of the summer, the wildlife is out and about more often, making many species easier to spot. The Frank Church Wilderness is rich in habitat and your eyes will have the opportunity to observe many incredible creatures that you wouldn’t otherwise.

 


So, do we have you convinced yet? Do yourself a favor and grab the last couple of spots available for our season. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Reach out today to inquire about the adventure of a lifetime on Idaho's most prestigious rivers.

Emily Knittel is a Montana based writer, mountain biker, and self-proclaimed professional hype girl. With a degree in Journalism, and an unshakable love for the outdoors, Emily writes to encourage a life of whimsy and adventure.

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