White Water Salmon River Rafting

A Salmon River rafting trip on the Middle Fork is one of the paramount outdoor adventures of North America, and is one of the only remaining experiences that is both comfortable and truly "wild".

The Middle Fork carves its way through one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, in the heart of central Idaho. Whitewater rafters running the Middle Fork will thrill to the majestic cliffs that hem the river canyon, and will be lulled to sleep by coyotes laughing and owls preaching.

A typical day on the river begins with the stunning alpenglow on the mountainous canyon walls and the sounds and smells of the Rocky Mountains coming to life.  As you enjoy a gourmet breakfast around the fire, our guide staff will be working behind the scenes to break down your tents and load the boats. 

Each day of floating on the Middle Fork holds fresh opportunities and activities; you can choose to explore and learn, or to relax and transcend. Deciphering Native American Pictographs, revitalizing in natural Hot Springs, catching trout, and hiking to glorious look-outs, or simply lounging by the water are just a few of the available activities.

Calm stretches interspersed with smaller rapids lie between the notorious whitewater sections, giving less seasoned rafters a chance to paddle, swim, or just kick back and enjoy the scenery. We’ll stop for lunch mid-day, and by late afternoon, we will arrive at that evening’s camp, which is ready for your arrival.

After a leisurely "happy-hour" around camp, an elaborate dinner will be served – Pacific Salmon, our famous Fried Chicken, or one of the best Pork Chops you’ve ever had.  After dinner, there’s a chance for conversation, perhaps some music, and a chance to drink in the beauty of the crystal clear Idaho night sky.

Contact Details

Solitude River Trips
PO Box 6614
Ketchum, ID 83340
Orvis endorsed fly-fishing expedition

"In my 70 years, most of this time spent in the outdoors, I have not found another outfitter that was so efficient and complementary of their guests.  The trip was great fishing, fine food, and your crew was the best in every way." - Ray H, Oregon

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Why Choose Us?

Solitude River Trips is dedicated to providing the most comfortable, convenient, and unforgettable wilderness experience in North America.

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