At Outdoors International, we specialize in adventure travel experiences that take you off the beaten path and into the heart of nature. If you’re looking for an unforgettable adventure, floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon River should be at the top of your list.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Located in the heart of Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a 104-mile stretch of pristine water that flows through some of the most remote and rugged terrain in the United States. This river is a true wilderness experience, with no roads, no cell service, and no modern amenities. But for those who are up for the challenge, it’s an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River offers a variety of experiences for both novice and experienced adventurers. You can choose to raft or kayak down the river, hike the surrounding mountains, or simply relax and soak in the natural beauty of the area. No matter what you choose, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, crystal-clear water, and abundant wildlife.
World Class Whitewater
For those who choose to raft or kayak down the river, the Middle Fork offers a unique and challenging experience. The river is known for its Class III and IV rapids, which provide plenty of excitement for even the most experienced paddlers. But don’t worry if you’re new to whitewater rafting – our experienced guides will take care of everything, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable trip. The best whitewater dates book fast, so let us know if you’re interested.
If you want a “mellower” float trip come later in the summer.
Whitewater is often the biggest concern when planning your vacation… and these concerns are valid. However, don’t be discouraged from enjoying what countless families described as the “greatest vacation they’ve ever experienced. By the end of June the water levels have usually dropped considerably, but there is still plenty of action. Many of the rapids are actually more fun at lower levels. This Middle Fork of the Salmon River float can make for an incredibly relaxing family vacation.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River also offers plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding wilderness. Bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mule deer, bears, wolves, and many smaller animals including the always popular river otter. A bird watchers paradise, you will see a multitude of birds as well, including bald eagles and osprey.
At night, you’ll sleep under the stars in a comfortable tent, listening to the sounds of the river and the surrounding wilderness. Our experienced guides will take care of all the details, including setting up camp, cooking delicious meals, and providing entertainment around the campfire.
Overall, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is an experience that you won’t soon forget. It’s a chance to disconnect from the modern world and immerse yourself in nature, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. If you’re looking for an adventure that will challenge you, inspire you, and leave you with memories to last a lifetime, we highly recommend the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This wilderness adventure in Idaho has been described as “life changing” by many of our clients.
This Float is an Amazing Family Vacation
It’s more than just whitewater. There’s something for everyone in the family. The vast Frank Church Wilderness area is an awe inspiring place to get away from your phone, computer, and the rest of the “real world”.
You will see cultural and historical sites, pictographs, the guides will tell you about the mining history, early settler history, you’ll learn about the Sheepeater War, swim, hike, run trails, experience stories around the campfire, there are inflatable kayaks and paddle boat opportunities, as well as deluxe fishing boat options. Your family will be raving about it for years!
Bring your kids!
This is an amazing family vacation. There are swimming holes everywhere, as well as ancient native American history. Kids love to explore the canyon for pictographs left behind by the Sheepeater Indians.
Or, maybe you are wanting to do something amazing with your significant other… there are numerous hot springs along the way and they can make for the perfect soak for the two of you.
Oh, and did we mention that the fly fishing on the Middle Fork of the Salmon is EXCEPTIONAL? You can catch and release hundreds of wild cutthroat trout… literally! This amazing trip is worth it just for that.
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