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The Best Rafting in Idaho

Looking for the best rafting in Idaho? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Idaho. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

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Top rafting spots in and near Idaho

  • Elmore County, Idaho

    Explore the South Fork of the Boise River

    4.5
    In just over an hour, you can leave downtown Boise and arrive above Arrowrock Reservoir in a location so unique that you won't believe you're still in Idaho. The South Fork of the Boise River provides excitement for campers, wildlife lovers, and outdoor goers. Although I just visited for the firs...
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  • Cascade, Idaho

    Raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

    5.0
    100 mi / -3294 ft gain
    If you're looking for an all-around start-to-finish epic adventure, rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River arguably checks off more boxes than any other trip in the world. This adventure of a lifetime can be enjoyed two different ways: privately and commercially. We've been lucky enough to d...
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  • Kooskia, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Selway River

    47 mi / -1128 ft gain
    The Selway is one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers designated in 1968.  This section of water is run by both private boaters as well as commercial outfitters, and is regulated by a strict permit system that only allows one group to launch per day.  This leads to a feeling of solitude ...
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  • Lemhi County, Idaho

    Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

    5.0
    80 mi / -1000 ft gain
    The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).  The Main is one of the best all around river trips in the west and offers a spectacular road-less wildern...
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  • Boise, Idaho

    Float the Boise River

    4.5
    Floating the Boise River is the perfect leisurely summer activity for families and those who just want to relax outdoors. You'll enter the river at Barber Park, then float past beautiful trees and greenery on your way down to Ann Morrison Park. The whole trip takes about 2-3 hours. To start, unle...
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  • Stanley, Idaho

    Raft Down the Salmon River

    There’s a very good reason why Idaho has been dubbed “The Whitewater State.” Stanley is located on the banks of headwaters from the famous Salmon River, and is a starting point for world-class rafting adventures that draws people from around the world. There is no better way to fully immerse your...
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