Idaho

Whitewater Rafting on Idaho's Salmon River With Your Grandchild

Program No. 4954RJ
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!

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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.

What You'll Learn

  • 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.
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Meals
15 Meals
5 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024
  • Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024
  • Jul 14, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
  • Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024
5 nights
Lewiston
Trip meets at Hells Canyon Grand Hotel (621 21st St. Lewiston, ID 83501) and will return at the end of the trip. (We do not stay at the hotel during the trip). Every night will be camping along the Lower Salmon River in a different location. Camp chairs are provided. Camping equipment is provided for those who do not own (or do not wish to transport) this gear. High quality, three-person backpacking style tents are for 2 people or two-person tents for single people. Sleep kits (25 degree rated synthetic sleeping bag, cotton bag liner, self-inflating sleep pad, and ground cloth) are also provided per person. Deluxe kits are available for rental, which include a sleeping cot and larger tent. Please contact O.R.E. directly, 503-563-1500.
5 nights
Lewiston
Trip meets at Hells Canyon Grand Hotel (621 21st St. Lewiston, ID 83501) and will return at the end of the trip. (We do not stay at the hotel during the trip). Every night will be camping along the Lower Salmon River in a different location. Camp chairs are provided. Camping equipment is provided for those who do not own (or do not wish to transport) this gear. High quality, three-person backpacking style tents are for 2 people or two-person tents for single people. Sleep kits (25 degree rated synthetic sleeping bag, cotton bag liner, self-inflating sleep pad, and ground cloth) are also provided per person. Deluxe kits are available for rental, which include a sleeping cot and larger tent. Please contact O.R.E. directly, 503-563-1500.





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