Top 3 Reasons To Explore Idaho On A Raft

The Idaho wilderness is unrivaled in wild beauty. With millions of acres of protected land, rich habitats, awe-inspiring scenery, and rivers like you’ve never seen before, the Idaho wilderness should be on the top of your list of places to explore. 

There are countless ways to explore Idaho. Its backcountry is abundant in miles and miles of trail systems for backpackers and horses, its rivers are full of numerous fish species to be caught, there are plenty of natural hot springs to soak in, access to world-class white water rafting, and so much more. 

However, out of all ways that you could explore Idaho, I’m confident that there is no better way to do so than on a raft. And I am not alone with this opinion. 

Famous rafter, Huck Finn once said, “There warn’t no home like a raft. Other places seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” 

I mean, Huck Finn was never given the opportunity to spend time exploring the waters and wilderness of Idaho, but I have a feeling that he would have given his left arm for the opportunity like that. 

Maybe you’re not easily convinced by a fictional character, so let me (not a fictional character) elaborate on some of his points. 

Reasons To Explore Idaho On A Raft


1. You Will Feel Mighty Free

Picture this: It’s late spring, and the blue sky and warm sun causes you to crack open the window for the first time after a long, long winter. The whole feel of your house is different, and every now and again, your hair dances with the breeze. Everything feels new and exciting and hopeful. You know the feeling I’m describing. 

That’s exactly what being on a raft, in the wilderness, feels like. No desire to be anywhere but present, because you’re soaking in all the beauty and magic of the wilderness that surrounds you. The water beneath you is music, the sky above you is endless, and you feel completely, effortlessly, free. 

When you raft Idaho, you will experience the state in a unique and unforgettable way, where your soul might just breathe in some fresh air as well. 

Exploring Idaho's Rivers

2. You Will Be At Ease

When you book a rafting trip with Idaho River Adventures on the impeccable Middle Fork of the Salmon River or Main Salmon River, you won't be the one responsible for cooking and cleaning. There will not be anything on your to-do list, no one to answer to, and you will be completely unplugged from technology. Doesn’t that sound lovely? 

On top of that, you will be accompanied by word-class river guides, who are knowledgeable about the water and the wilderness, talented riverside chefs, and their highest priority is your safety. Talk about being at ease. There’s simply nothing for you to worry about.

Idaho River Adventures offers a variety of six-day, all-inclusive rafting trips in the Idaho wilderness and it’s guaranteed to be a trip of a lifetime. 

Couple Rafting In Idaho

3. Rafting Is Comfortable

In my days of river guiding, I once claimed that I was going to get rid of my mattress and replace it with a raft. True story! I mean, I guess you don’t know until you know, but I promise that you will be incredibly comfortable on a raft, while immersed in the Idaho wilderness. And maybe when all is said and done, you’ll consider replacing your mattress with a raft as well. 

Speaking of comfortable, Idaho River Adventures will make sure that you’re comfortable on land, too. They provide a dry bag to keep your clothes and belongings dry throughout the trip, spacious tents, and full-sized self-inflating sleeping pads to ensure that you’re well taken care of off of the water. 

So here’s the deal, if you have a hankering for an adventure, and a love for the wilderness, booking a rafting trip will be a dream for you. Take Huck Finn’s word for it. Take my word for it. What are you waiting on? 

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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.

Main Salmon River

Main Salmon River

Our Main Salmon River trips put-in at Corn Creek, just below the confluence of the Main Salmon River and the Middle Fork on the Salmon River, and take out at Carey Creek. We float almost 80 miles of the beautiful Salmon River.

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