Steve Zettel, owner of the Idaho Wilderness Company is one of the best outfitters out there, and he expects a lot from his guides as well. If you’ve ever been on one of their trips you know that the guides are great hosts, knowledgeable in hunting, fishing, rafting, have great culinary skills and good story tellers.
Wilderness Float Trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
The wild, free flowing Middle Fork of the Salmon River is located in the largest wilderness in the lower 48. If you float the entire Middle Fork of the Salmon river, your whitewater float trip will be six days and over 100 miles long! For a wilderness experience, you will be surprised how comfortable your guides will keep you during your float. You will have all of the amenities you need.
This float trip is a family friendly whitewater rafting adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness area. The Frank Church Wilderness is an awe inspiring place to get away from your phone, computer, and the rest of the “real world”. This trip has been described as “life changing” by many of our clients.
Summer Fish Camp
Fish Camp is likely to be the most remote location in the lower 48, located in the heart of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area. Complete with mature shade trees, nearby swimming hole and mud wrestling pit for the young and the young at heart. You will enjoy sandy beaches, endless miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, whether along Big Creek or high into the surrounding mountains. The camp is equipped with roomy wall tents, cots, wood stoves, lanterns, a complete cook tent with room for indoor dining if necessary.
Wilderness Big Game Hunts
Offering a true wilderness experience in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness Area for elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, wolves and black bears. Not only is the pressure extremely low but the quantity and quality of game is amazing! This is a true blue wilderness hunt. You will be staying in very comfortable wall tents with wood stoves. There are two hunters to one tent so there will be plenty of space. In order to save you time, many days will be spent out of what we call spike camps, or camps away from the main camp.
If you have an adventurous spirit, and would like to take a step back in time to see how things were 100 years ago, you NEED to do a trip with Idaho Wilderness Company. Immerse yourself in the wilderness.
CORY GLAUNER | Owner of Outdoors International
First rate experience! The outfitter and his hand-picked team of guides are masters of opening the magic of this wilderness to all regardless of experience. Not only do they provide a peak experience, they do it in a way that is both natural, and seemingly effortless, the kind of experience that only client-focused masters can regularly provide. As beautiful as the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is, all housed in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, one leaves not only with a true appreciation of this unique land, but also with fond memories of Steve and his guides. The process of sharing their wilderness with us left us amazed with the country and feeling like family. We will be doing this again!
My wife and I joined some friends on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in 2014. It was our first guided river trip. We had a lot of fun and made some great memories. The staff were great company. Whether it was stories about the ancient local sheepeater tribe, a tutorial in fly fishing, local geology, river knowledge, or biology of the abundant local wildlife they always were in the know. The fishing was excellent and I caught my first cutthroat trout. I’m afraid after having the camp set up for us before we arrived each day along with the phenomenal food has ruined my wife (former river guide) and I for any future DIY river trips! We can’t wait to return!