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Idaho

Whitewater Rafting on Idaho's Salmon River With Your Grandchild

Float off on a whitewater rafting adventure with your grandchild on the Salmon and Snake Rivers as you learn about paddling, petroglyphs and pioneer history and go camping on the beach!
Rating (5)
Program No. 4954RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749 / ADULT
1,599 / CHILD
Idaho

Whitewater Rafting on Idaho's Salmon River With Your Grandchild

Float off on a whitewater rafting adventure with your grandchild on the Salmon and Snake Rivers as you learn about paddling, petroglyphs and pioneer history and go camping on the beach!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749 / ADULT
1,599 / CHILD
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,749 / ADULT
1,599 / CHILD
Program No. 4954RJ

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Age 13 - 17
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
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DATES
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
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1,749
Per Child
1,599
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
1,749
/ Adult
1,599
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
1,599
/ Child
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Jul 23 - Jul 28, 2023
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1,749
Per Child
1,599
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Jul 23 - Jul 28, 2023
1,749
/ Adult
1,599
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
1,599
/ Child
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/ Adult
1,599
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At a Glance

Splash and slide, float and glide on Idaho’s Salmon and Snake Rivers on this whitewater rafting adventure through the second-deepest canyon in North America! You and your grandchild will get some instruction from expert rafters on paddling techniques and water dynamics before you set off together on Class 3 whitewater rapids. Learn about local lore, history and culture along the way, camp along the riverside and swim in the Salmon River’s clear, warm water.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
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
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience 3-4 hours of river rafting each day, then arrive at camp in the afternoon to swim, fish, play Frisbee, explore and more while your group leaders prepare dinner.
  • While rafting, stop to explore historic sites such as Native American rock art, pioneer homesteads and Chinese rock houses that dot the historic river canyon.
  • Ride a jet boat down the Snake River through America's deepest river gorge, Hells Canyon.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 13-17. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
"I Will Fight No More Forever: " Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War
by Beal, Merrill
River of No Return
by Carrey and Conley





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.