Main Salmon River

This 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.
Length
6 Days
Miles
80
Starts at
$2150
Starts at    $2150

Our Main Salmon Rafting Trips

We are excited to offer this 6-day Main Salmon River rafting trip, as it is one of the best-kept secrets of the mighty Salmon River. The Main Salmon River flows 80 miles through the heart of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and is one of the 8 original  Wild and Scenic River sections designated as such in 1968. The Main Salmon is a classic “pool and drop” river with fun class II-IV rapids followed by calm pools, making it enjoyable for ALL ages, abilities, and skill levels.

What you’ll experience

  • White sandy beaches
  • Fun whitewater for all ages & abilities
  • Perfect swimming holes
  • Beautiful tributaries of the Salmon River
  • Big game animals, foragers, waterfowl, and birds
  • Daily opportunities to hike hillsides, ridges, along streams, and to historical sites.
  • Starry skies

ANSWERS TO ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS

WHAT GEAR DO YOU PROVIDE?

Idaho River Adventures provides all that is needed for the trip. The only things we don’t provide are personal items such as clothing and toiletries.

WHERE DOES THIS TRIP START AND END?

WILL THERE BE TIME FOR HIKING AND SOME SIGHTSEEING ALONG THE WAY?

CAN WE BRING BEER, WINE AND/OR LIQUOR?

Yes, we have room to transport it and ice to keep it cool. We do ask you to bring beer in cans but wine and liquor in their glass bottles is fine. Idaho

CAN I FISH ON THE TRIP?

Yes, we encourage anyone who has the interest to purchase a license and fish as much as you like. Idaho River Adventures provides some fly fishing gear for those who do not have their own or who do not want to travel with it.

DO YOU ACCOMMODATE TO SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?

Yes. You will be asked to complete a trip application that, among other things, will ask for any dietary needs. We are happy to work with people to make the food choices on your trip fit your needs.

WHAT KIND OF WEATHER IS EXPECTED ON THIS TRIP?

I HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES, CAN I STILL JOIN A MIDDLE FORK TRIP?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on offering space to anyone who has the interest in seeing the Middle Fork Salmon and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, regardless of physical abilities. You will not ever be required to hike, paddle in the paddle boat, or participate in the camp set-up or break-down unless you are wanting to do so.

IS IT TYPICAL TO OFFER THE CREW A GRATUITY AND IF SO WHAT IS THE TYPICAL AMOUNT?

Yes, the crew does appreciate gratuities, though we do not expect it. If you are able and have had an experience that warrants a gratuity the industry standard is 15% to 20% of your trip cost. Cash is always the best but we can accommodate a personal check or even credit card for the gratuity.

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Let’s get you on the river

We can tailor all the details of a Main Salmon River raft trip to your group. Idaho River Adventures will handle every detail. We want you to sit back and soak in the wonders of the Salmon River.