Rafting Trips:

General Information:

  • Advance reservations are highly recommended.
  • We suggest that children be at least 4 yrs old on single-day trips, & 6 yrs old on multiday trips.
  • Departure times may vary from those listed depending on river conditions and/or other scheduled activities.
  • Water shoes/sandals & quick drying shorts/shirts are recommended.
  • Gratuities are at the discretion of the guest. Tips should be given directly to the guide and a general rule of thumb is 15%.

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"We invite you to join us on one of our Idaho river adventures. Unplug from your daily life and reconnect wtih family and friends where the water runs clean, the air is pure and the mountains define the skyline. Authentic and genuine - warm, western hospitality is always the foundation of our service. We look forward to showing you some of our favorite places in Idaho!" ~ Mark & Kristin Troy

Whitewater Rafting

Rafting or steelhead fishing the Salmon River, “River of No Return”,  is the perfect whitewater rafting vacation and fishing trip for everyone.  Spend quality time with friends rafting or steelhead fishing in a river canyon that is deeper, has warmer water and bigger beaches than that of the Grand Canyon.  Spend quality time together in an environment where the distractions of the city simply do not exist, all the while experiencing gentle class II waves or more exciting class  III and IV rapids.  You will all enjoy delicious Dutch-oven dinners cooked streamside by your guide, camping along the river under clear night skies, and good old fashioned campfire camaraderie, which all lay the foundation for a trip that is sure to build memories for a lifetime.  All trips begin and end in Salmon, Idaho.

See our Wilderness Rafting Journeys >

3-Day/2-Night Whitewater Rafting Trips:

Journey through approximately 49 miles on the Main Salmon River. All camping gear, meals/beverages and transportation to/from the river is included. Seize this perfect opportunity to get wet in the “whitewater capitol of the world”.

– $565 / Adults
– $499 / Children (age 16 and under)

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“The Main Salmon is a perfect learning river for kayaks (inflatable) and my son and I really enjoyed them.”
~Doug Jackson, New York, New York

2-Day/1-Night Whitewater Rafting Trips:

Journey through approximately 28 miles on the Main Salmon River. All camping gear, meals/beverages and transportation to/from the river is included.

– $385 / Adults
– $299 / Children (16 & under)


Planning Your Trip

“Idaho Adventures has it wired… great trip and incredible food.”
~Ray Todd, Houston, Texas

1-Day Whitewater Rafting Trips:

Paddle Raft, Oar Boat or Kayak the “River of No Return” 13-mile tour. Family fun rapids guided by experienced guides for all skill levels and ages. A full day of whitewater, riverside lunch and shuttle. The same Salmon River Canyon that turned back the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805.

– $108.50 / Adults
– $98 / (16 & under)

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“Wow! What an Adventure!! What a first class operation and we rarely have had sooo much FUN!”
~Kate Barrington, Yuma Arizona

Scenic Float Trips

We realize that there are a lot of different river outfitters and it can be difficult to narrow down the choices. Idaho Adventures owner Mark Troy has been guiding trips on the Salmon River for more than 27 years. These trips have been designed with our guests in mind. Our hope is that people of all ages, abilities and skill levels will find enjoyment and new challenges. We are always willing to work with you to customize a special trip that fits your needs, so please feel free to ask if you have something specific in mind that is not listed below.

Scenic Float Half Day Trips (Mid-June through September)

Short on time, but still want a taste of life along the river? Rafts (or scows) depart from right outside our office and float a very gentle stretch of the Salmon River. You will spend about 2-hours on the water (depends on river flow) and cover at least a 5-6 mile stretch of the scenic Salmon River. Beverages included. Departure time is typically 9:30am, but may vary.

– Raft Cost: $39/Adults & Children


Lewis and Clark Rafting Tours

IMG_2130Join us on the Salmon River, and discover Lewis and Clark’s trail from a unique view. We’ll take you on a 7 mile scenic rafting tour, where you can experience the same Salmon River Canyon that turned back the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805. Includes lunch and beverages.



DSCF0203 Our Lewis and Clark Rafting Tours are available in a variety of different lengths to best fit your vacation time. If you are short on time we have a 2 1/2 hours. Or if you want your vacation to be longer we have 2 options for you enjoy, a 2-day or 3-day rafting tour.

– Our 2 1/2 hour tour will cover 5-6 miles of river you will launch right out side of our headquarters.


– 2-day Lewis and Clark Tour will cover 28 miles of white water river rafting, and will include lunches and dutch oven breakfasts and dinners. Camping gear also included.

– $385/Adult and $299/Youth

– 3-day Lewis and Clark Tour will cover 49 miles of river. All camping gear, meals/beverages and transportation to/from the river is included.

-$565/Adult and $499/Youth

1005266_10201303472970667_1161416576_n–Extend your Journey: Make you’re adventure a multi-adventure journey by adding a mountain bike tour. Ride mountainous roads of Lewis and Clark’s journey during the morning, then take a relaxing river trip in the afternoon.

-Prices Vary (contact us by phone to set up reservation)

For more information click here, Lewis and Clark Rafting Tour

 Idaho Adventures is operated under special use permit with the Salmon-Challis National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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"We had a blast!!!! Nick, Tyler, and Kyle are 3 outstanding young men. 
You should be really proud of them. They made the trip even more fun.
 Nick is really a knowledgeable guide and skillfully maneuvered the raft 
and pointed out wildlife. Kyle gave us a fly fishing lesson, and was just 
a nice guy to be around. Tyler has such a winning, outgoing personality. 
We really enjoyed the entire trip with them. The rafts, the food and the 
tents/sleeping equipment were excellent. The island campsite was great. 
We loved Idaho, and hopefully some of our friends will visit you soon." 
-Thomas Reese, Mt. Prospect Illinois (2013)