Main Salmon River rafting trips give you access to the most pristine and untouched terrain in the United States. The river rushes north, off the slopes of the Sawtooth Mountains in central Idaho and along the edge of the Salmon-Challis National Forest before taking a hard turn to the west, into the 2.3 million acres of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. This is where you come in. Prepare to embrace the best of Idaho river rafting: clear water, sandy beaches, hot springs, trout fishing, and rich history.
The Main Salmon is an ideal trip for families, with warm water for swimming and beach camps for playing. It’s also becoming known as one of the best rivers for stand-up paddleboarding, with fun, easy wave trains. The longest undammed river in the United States, the Main Salmon is a living museum, with historic miner’s cabins, homesteads, pictographs, and pit houses left by early indigenous cultures.
Holiday has partnered with Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE) to offer this special, bucket list trip. MFRE’s owner, James Ellsworth, is a former Holiday guide who has been running safe, quality river trips in Idaho for over 20 years. MFRE itself has been in business for over 60 years. In addition, over 70% of their guests are returning clients or referrals from past clients. We’re proud to partner with a company that shares our values. Enjoy gourmet food, world-class scenery, and superb service on a Main Salmon River rafting trip this season.
Please note, all September Main Salmon trips run as 5 day trips. Standard 5 day trip pricing is $2,299 for adults and $1,899 for kids 16 and under.
Discounted youth rates apply to children 16 and under for Idaho rafting trips.