Main Salmon River Rafting on the River of No Return

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Salmon, ID

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Salmon, ID

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Featuring miles upon miles of protected wilderness where little has changed since first appearing on the U.S. map, the Wild & Scenic Main Salmon River in Idaho offers a rich river experience including free-flowing Class III Idaho whitewater that's great for any age and experience level. 

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This Idaho rafting adventure includes big sandy beaches perfect for camping and playing, beautiful mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and a natural hot spring. On the Main Salmon River, we run the full gamut of OARS river vessels so you can experience them all! Riding in an oar boat one day and a wooden dory the next, then challenging the whitewater hands-on in a paddle raft or inflatable kayak, ensures a diverse and exciting Idaho river adventure for each member of your party. Dubbed the 'River of No Return' by early prospectors, the Salmon River is a river you'll want to return to raft, again and again.

  • Exciting Class III rapids and a wide selection of boat types
  • World-class trout fishing
  • Natural hot spring and sandy beaches
  • Native American rock art
  • Sunset Magazine's "Best Guided Outdoor Trip" of 2015

Scenic flight from McCall to Salmon, Idaho where we transfer to our put-in at Corn Creek. After a thorough safety talk and paddle raft/ inflatable kayak lesson we're off on our adventure. Run exciting Class III Salmon River rapids like Killum and Gunbarrel. Soak in the scenery of the mesmerizing Salmon River canyon the second deepest gorge in North America. Experience the 2.3-million-acre Frank Church  River of No Return Wilderness. Challenge splashy, exhilarating rapids like Salmon Falls, Big Mallard and Growler. Explore Buckskin Bill's homestead and search for lost treasure at Jim Moore's place. Soak in Barth Hot Springs, hike to Rabbit Point, fish for trout, swim in the warm waters or bask in the sun on a sandy beach. Meet a family of otters, big horn sheep, moose or a black bear standing sentinel on shore. Scenic shuttle to McCall where a lovely resort town awaits us.  

June - September


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