Top 5 Reasons to Go Idaho River Rafting!

  by Julie Trevelyan #1  Awesome rapids on the Salmon River! Gunbarrel, Devil’s Teeth, Split Rock, Bailey Falls, Big Mallard, Bodacious Bounce, Lorna’s Lulu, and more ensure plenty of fun whitewater.     #2  Great paddling sections for the kids! Flat, smooth parts of the river are perfect for the younger (or just more timid) adventurers Read More


Idaho River Rafting: Lower Salmon River Canyons Charter Trips – Special Opportunity!

by Julie K. Trevelyan Got family? A book club? A corporate retreat willing to get wet and have fun? A class reunion? Your hiking club that’s been itching to explore some of those river trails that are just too long to get to without river travel would enjoy a trip like this, or the group Read More

A group of commercial rafters (Holiday River Expeditions during a four day trip down the San Juan River, Southern Utah, USA

Growing with the Flow: 5 Things the River Has Taught Me

By Haley Strand   For as long as I can remember I have been riding the rapids with Holiday River Expeditions. My family always looked forward to the trips we got to go on. Whitewater rafting has been a part of my family since the day I was born. Having my mom in the industry Read More


Idaho River Rafting Trips: The River of No Return with Mitchum & Monroe….sort of!

By: Derek Farr Hollywood vs. Holiday Do you want to go on a river trip with Robert Mitchum* and Marilyn Monroe**? If you said “yes” then I’ve got a movie for you. The River of No Return was made in 1954 and it’s named after our beloved River of No Return, the Salmon River. It’s Read More


Some rapids with your coffee?

By Derek Farr   On the Main Salmon River, we negotiate dozens of large rapids and dozens of smaller ones. But there are a few that are most notable. Alder, Black Creek, Big Mallard and Chittam are just a few. These suckers really get the blood going. And there’s no better way to start your Read More


Five “Mind-ographs” From the Main Salmon River. Despite That It’s December and Snowing

  By Peta Owens Liston It’s snowing outside, but I can feel the warmth seeping into my memory as I arrange a series of photos for framing from our rafting trip this past summer on the Main Salmon. I suspect, as it is unwrapped Christmas morning, that these photographs will trigger the same “mind-ographs” – Read More


Family River Rafting Trips: Father and Son Trip – Reconnecting on the River

  By Peta Owens Liston   When Jon Bridgford returned home to North Carolina after river rafting the Main of the Salmon River, a package from the West Coast had arrived before him.  Opening it up, still-fresh memories flashed back, and more importantly moments he had shared with his son, Keith, over five days spent Read More


Wonderful People: All of us floated the river this year. And what magic it was.

  By Derek Farr   There was a chill in the Idaho air this morning. Regrettably, the Salmon River rafting season has come to an end. The leaves are turning and the temperatures are dipping. It signals the time to hang up our oars and prepare for the cold months ahead. But looking back, I’m Read More


Family River Rafting: Connecting Family Together; How Days on the River Turns Cousins into Good Friends

  By Peta Owens Liston Connected by family ties, holiday cards, and an annual crossing of paths, was the extent my boys and their out-of-state cousins—my nieces—knew one another. After five days on the river together, this connection evolved from being acquainted with their cousins to loving their cousins. Now this foundation of friendship and Read More


Learning to Swim Again; Taking the River On as A Single-Parent-To-Be

By Peta Owens Liston “I think that I forgot that I could swim,” says Charlotte Smith*, referring to the inner-strength she found in herself while rafting the Main Salmon River this past July for 5 days. “This river trip was especially symbolic for me.” When Charlotte’s husband announced that he couldn’t make the trip—unwilling, unable Read More