Lower Salmon River
Intergenerational Whitewater Rafting Adventure on Idaho's Salmon River
Whitewater raft the Salmon and Snake rivers with your grandchild as you learn about petroglyphs, paddling techniques and pioneer history — because people who know, go to Idaho.
Program No. 4954RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience a whitewater rafting adventure on Idaho's Salmon and Snake rivers, floating through the second-deepest canyon in North America. Learn about topics ranging from natural and human history to local culture and lore. Guides 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
Walking along hilly slopes, paddling 3-5 hours per day, optional hikes. Participants should be able to pitch their own tents and be prepared to move camps in cool and hot weather. Prior whitewater rafting, wilderness camping experience is not required. Oar rafts, paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks available. Be prepared for sunny, hot weather.
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, play Frisbee, explore, and more while guides 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

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-17. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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