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, and 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.
Specialty Music on the Main Salmon Trips:
June 27–July 2 Joe Crookston Music Trip
July 21–26 Keith Greeninger Music Trip
August 14– 19 David Roth Music Trip
August 22–27 Jammin’ on the Salmon with Joe and Hattie Craven
August 30–September 4 Willy Porter Music Trip
September 7–12 Tom Kimmel and Michael Lille Music Trip
September 15–20 Ellis Paul Music Trip
Combine the Main Salmon with the Middle Fork:
June 2–8, 7-day trip: $2,399
June 11–18, 8-day trip: $2,699