When you are rafting the main Salmon River in Idaho, you have access to the most pristine and untouched terrain in the US, slicing through the 2.3 million acres of Frank Church River in No Return Wilderness Area, the largest roadless area in the country. The Main Stem, a major feature in Salmon River rafting trips, is famous for large sandy beaches for camping, warm water for swimming, great trout fishing, fun and easy whitewater, and the best hot spring in the Pacific Northwest. No river displays all these characteristics quite like the Main Stem of the Salmon River. It also boasts a canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. The river has recently become famous as the best stand up paddleboard (SUP) river trip in the world due to its warm water (75+F in August) and fun and safe wave-train rapids. Often called the “River of No Return”, the Main Stem of the Salmon River is chock full of historic miner’s cabins, homesteads, and Shoshone Sheepeater and Nez Pierce Indian pictographs and pit houses. The early river runners called the Salmon River the “River of No Return” because the wooden scows run in the early 20th century were scrapped at the end of their journey and used to build many of the cabins you see in the canyon. The Salmon is in-fact a river that’ll make you not want to return home while leaving you with the desire to come back time and time again.
For a list of our available music trips on the Main Salmon see the list below.
June 27 – July 2 Joe Crookston Music Trip
July 21 – 26 Keith Greeninger Music Trip
Aug 14 – Aug 19 David Roth Music Trip
Aug 22 – Aug 27 Jammin on the Salmon with Joe and Hattie Craven
Aug 30 – Sep 4 Willy Porter Music trip
Sep 7 – 12 Tom Kimmel and Michael Lille Music trip
Sept 15-20 Ellis Paul Music trip
MAIN/MIDDLE FORK COMBO
June 2-8 7 Day Trip $2,399
June 11-18 8 Day Trip $2,699