5 Day "River of No Return" Wilderness Trip
A raft trip surrounded by natural wonders, wildlife and history in the 2nd deepest canyon in North America, it truly lives up to it's fame of being Idaho's premier rafting trip. This 80+ mile journey down the Salmon River in the heart of the Frank Church “River Of No Return” Wilderness offers exceptional views, comfortable water temperatures and rich Idaho history retold by our knowledgeable guides. Some will find it hard to put the water gun down or stay out of the river when the temperature boasts a welcoming 70°! Many will opt to sit back, relax, and take in the beauty of the forested canyons and high granite walls. Our Main Salmon rafting trip will amaze you with white sand beaches and camping sites surrounded by towering Ponderosa Pines, flourishing wildflowers, and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities.
Fishing and Hiking: Opportunities abound, rainbow and cutthroat trout are the fish of choice whether you prefer casting spinner in the ripples or fly fishing in the crystal clear tributaries. If you prefer to view the canyon from the trail, the Main Salmon River offers exceptional hiking opportunities with short walks to pictographs and historic homesteads where the guide will share stories of the first river men, pioneers, miners, and Native Americans that once called this canyon their home.
The River of No Return flows through a canyon that is five thousand feet deep and nearly two hundred miles long. Flowing freely with no dams it courses untamed through the largest wilderness in the lower 48 states. Draining the majestic mountains of Idaho, its water flows rival any other white water river as it cuts through a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon, untouched by civilization through pristine wilderness.
White Water on the Salmon is defined by exhilarating, giant roller coaster rapids and wave trains punctuated by deep green pools and raging white water coursing over large granite boulders. The Main Salmon offers a unique variety of options for the white water enthusiast of all skill and comfort levels, good for those seeking white knuckle, high adventure and excitement to those just looking for a little adventure while enjoying the wilderness, wildlife and history. We can create the perfect opportunity to relax in a raft or challenge the whitewater while paddling an inflatable kayak or stand up paddle board.
With its unforgettable views, pristine beauty, exhilarating whitewater and rich history, the Main Salmon is one of the most prestigious Idaho family vacations North America has to offer. We hope to create unforgettable memories with you and your family.