Salmon River Idaho White Water Rafting
Salmon River Rafting In Idaho…Unforgettably Wild, Once In A Lifetime Experience
In September, we provide scenic float trips on the Middle Fork. Our September trips are primarily small fly fishing trips, although we do have limited seats available for non-fly fishing.
The scenic float experience takes place on our “champagne boats”. We do not have paddle boats or ducky’s this time of year due to low water and cooling water temperatures. Instead, we focus on a comfortable ride and a variety of off-river activities such as scenic side hikes, exploring the geography and history of the canyon, hot springs, exploring pictographs, and simply relaxing and disconnecting in the vast beauty of Idaho’s wilderness.
September is a special time to experience the Middle Fork and the Frank Church Wilderness Area. As the air temps and water levels begin to drop with the first refreshing breaths of fall, the river corridor changes in several ways. There are much fewer river users in September so we often feel as though we have the entire wilderness to ourselves. We also start to see the colors of the canyon foliage turn bright yellows and reds. This is a great time for anyone who prefers activities such as photography, walking the trails, exploring, or simply relaxing, instead of the Middle Fork whitewater rafting experience of summer.
Please inquire with any questions about this unique, scenic wilderness river experience.
Duration and Pricing
September Rafting Trips
6 Days, 5 nights
$3,150 per person
Our trips are Full-Service and All-Inclusive!
All fees are included: 3% of adjusted revenue is for a commercial land use fee on National Forest Lands; and $4/person/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee
The only things not included in the trip price are gratuities for our spectacular guide staff (typically 15% of the trip price), Trip Cancellation Insurance, and Airfare if water levels require a flight into our wilderness launch site.
We take bookings 2 years in advance, and often prime season trips fill 12 months in advance. It’s never too early to make a reservation.
- All fees are included: $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee, and 3% of the company’s adjusted gross revenues are for a land use fee for operating commercially on National Forest Lands
- Round Trip transportation: Air and ground transportation provided from and to Stanley ID, except when low water requires a flight into the wilderness from Stanley
- Fresh and Gourmet Food: We fly fresh food into the wilderness so that we can have fresh produce, bread, and cookies until the last day of the trip
- Luxurious Camping Accommodations
- Professional Guiding and Full Service on and off the river
- All necessary gear, including: sleeping bag, deluxe wilderness mattress, life jacket, roomy four-person tent for every two people, camp chairs, dining table, complimentary water-resistant duffel for your personal gear (yours to keep), waterproof container for your day use items, eating utensils, drink cup, water bottle, plenty of ice, wine with dinner, and an ample supply of cold beverages.Premium Orvis fly fishing gear: rod, reel, and our go-to flies. If you have favorite rods and reels, please bring them along with hard cases. Read more.
Our trips are small and personable so they fill fast.
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