Idaho’s rivers access some of the most pristine terrain in The United States. They are home to abundant flora and fauna, an impressive network of hiking trails, and some of the country’s most fun whitewater. No river displays all these characteristics quite like the Main Salmon. The main section of the longest undammed river in the mainland U.S., the Main Salmon offers a rich river experience. Free-flowing Class III whitewater that’s great for any age and experience level, big sandy beaches perfect for camping and playing, beautiful mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and a natural hot spring are among the hallmarks of the Main. The Main Salmon is an excellent family river trip, offering something for every generation. There are even some gorgeous hot springs to stop at.
Inflatable kayaking, spotting wildlife, swimming, fishing, hiking and beach games are activities the whole family will love. Floating down a river, cares and worries are swept away as fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, enjoy quality time together with each passing mile. TV, computers and telephones are replaced with campfires, tents and time on the water. Since we take care of trip details including meal planning and preparation, your time is free to enjoy yourself and one another.
Transfer to McCall where you’ll stay overnight. Pre trip briefing at 8pm.
Depart McCall for Salmon where we begin our rafting trip late morning. There are a wide variety of boats on offer, inflatable kayaks, dories and oar boats to get us through our first rapids Killum and Gunbarrel.
Included: All meals
As we journey into the pristine heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, each day brings new discoveries: exciting rapids like Salmon Falls, Big Mallard and Growler, historical sites such as Buckskin Bill’s homestead and Jim Moore’s place (maybe you’ll find the fortune he buried in the hillside!), and the much anticipated Barth Hot Springs. Avid hikers may enjoy a challenging climb to Rabbit Point, where the beautiful views are well worth the effort of getting there. The fishing is excellent during these days, and on trips in August, warm air and water temperatures encourage frequent refreshing dips in the river.
Included: All meals
Today, as the Salmon River begins to parallel the forest service road, we say farewell to the river and our guides and travel by van from the take-out back to McCall, about 1 ½ hrs, arriving between 4:00-6:00 PM and overnight in our hotel.
Included: Breakfast & lunch
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|Tuesday 15 August 2023 - Tuesday 22 August 2023
|Thursday 31 August 2023 - Thursday 7 September 2023
|Friday 8 September 2023 - Friday 15 September 2023
We recommend flying into and out of Boise, Idaho (airport code BOI) for your trip to the Salmon River. In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office’s for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure? There are many options for your flight to Las Vegas with Virgin, BA, American Airlines or BMI. We also suggest checking on Skyscanner for good deals. Alternatively give Trailfinders a call on 0113 246 2200. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run, by our office.
We have price and departure information about the trip (river prices only – flights not included).
In order to secure your place pay your deposit of £500 per person (USD$700 for U.S. customers). Your final trip payment is not due until 90 days before your trip. See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.
Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. The actual rate payable is always GBP only. Prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.Download equipment file
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