The Main Salmon River, also known as the famous ‘ River of No Return’, flows through the 2nd deepest canyon in the North American continent, deeper than the Grand Canyon. It then flows into Snake River at Hell’s Canyon, the deepest canyon in the North American continent. The stretch we raft, the Riggins stretch, is considered ‘Idaho’s Whitewater Capital . It offers plenty of class III and a few IV rapids depending on the water flows and sections floated. You can choose your level of difficulty. It is a great float for beginners and experienced whitewater rafters alike.
Other attractions include:
- Deep River with big waves,very few stoppers, and good run outs
- Beautiful large sandy beaches
- Longest non dammed river in the lower 48
- Summer day time air temperatures are 80 – 90 degrees (F)
- Relative humidity is between 25 – 35%
- Water temperatures rise to low 70’s (F) during warmest days – excellent for swimming
- 5-7 pm canyon shadows make for ideal camping and sleeping temperature
It is a wonderful family adventure for young and old alike, starting at 7 years of age and going to your physical and age limitations. We can customize a trip just for your group and skill level.
Our experience and expertise is ‘Second to None’ as your host has 53 years of whitewater experience having rafted since 1963. Our attention to detail is immersed in everything we do. Safety is paramount to insure you a safe and sound day or vacation on the river.
Select the length of trip you are interested in by clicking on the ‘Whitewater Rafting Trip Packages’ page to learn what is included in the trip and it’s description. We have day trips, overnight 2 day trips, overnight 3 day trips, either camping on the beach or staying in the Lodge. Either way, we pamper you and feed you delicious local cuisine and share our local folk lore and history of the area. Known for our scrumptious and delectable meals, you will never go away hungry or disappointed.
Thanks so much for a wonderful river rafting experience.It was the highlight of my trip to Idaho.
Rita C.- Elite Resort Spas, California
Our team building group had a wonderful evening and day on the river.
Kevin B.- Forest Capitol Partners, Idaho