Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting

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Stanley, ID

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Stanley, ID

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One of the continent's premium rafting destinations, the Middle Fork's legendary waters churn through high country forest, granite canyons, swirling seas of grassland and some of Idaho's most storied spaces. The river's banks speak of the state's proud heritage, its Native American history, pioneer sites and natural habitat for a wondrous world of wildlife.

  • Scenic flight from Stanley to our put-in as required
  • Pristine alpine scenery, dramatic gorges, rolling hills and waterfalls
  • Multiple hot springs, Native American pictographs & abundant wildlife
  • 100 rapids in 100 miles & exciting Class III-IV whitewater
  • Crystal-clear water & world-class trout fishing

Scenic flight from Stanley, Idaho to our put-in at Indian Creek (Boundary Creek if water levels allow). Fantastic alpine scenery, deep green forests, dramatic mountains and crystal clear creeks. Soak in a steaming natural hot spring after braving Velvet Falls and Ramshorn rapids. Feast on a picnic lunch, take a swim and a short hike. Try your hand at a paddleboat or inflatable kayak. Music, stories and jokes, the popping of the fire. Watch the scenery change from high mountains to rolling hills. Forests give way to miles of open grassland dotted with cool glades of pine. Run huge rapids like Powerhouse and Pistol Creek. Another soak in a hot spring, caves decorated with Sheepeater Indian pictographs. Hike to the magnificent Veil Falls plummeting into a natural amphitheater. Impassable Canyon, Redside, Rubber and Hancock rapids. Reach the confluence of the Main Salmon and head back to civilization.

May - September


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