Lower Salmon River
Whitewater Rafting Adventure on Idaho's Lower Salmon River
Join us for a challenging and enriching adventure that’ll have you rafting the Salmon River, learning about local wildlife and gaining insight into the region’s unique history and lore.
Program No. 4830RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience a whitewater rafting adventure on Idaho's Salmon River, floating through the second-deepest canyon in North America. Learn about topics ranging from natural and human history to local culture and lore. Group leaders provide instruction in river safety, water dynamics and paddling techniques while they lead you through Class 3 whitewater. Camp on white-sand beaches, enjoy fresh, catered meals and swim in the Salmon's clear, warm water.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
No rafting, wilderness camping experience required. Oar rafts, paddle rafts, kayaks provided. Sun, hot weather likely. Elevations range from 825 to 1400 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • While rafting, stop to explore historic sites such as Native American rock art, pioneer homesteads and Chinese rock houses that dot the river canyon.
  • Experience river rafting 3-4 hours a day, then arrive at camp by mid-to-late afternoon and swim, fish, read or nap while group leaders prepare dinner.
  • After five days on the Salmon, form a group “barge” with rafts on the mostly placid Snake River and relax to watch for bighorn sheep and gaze up at the canyon walls.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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