by Julie Trevelyan
#1 Awesome rapids on the Salmon River!
There are plenty of big whitewater rapids in Salmon, but in case you need a little reminder how many we’ve added them to this list. 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 to get out in an inflatable kayak and try out their skills. By the time we reach the bigger water you’ll be prepared for a little more action.
#3 Raft through the second deepest canyon gorge in North America!
Only the nearby Hells Canyon on the Snake River is deeper. Behold the mighty power of the Salmon over the millennia as it carved out this impressive and beautiful canyon, all for your viewing pleasure.
#4 Amazing wildlife viewing opportunities!
Lumbering black bears, sleek river otters, graceful kingfishers, curious bighorn sheep, soaring golden eagles, or even a majestic moose might fill your camera lens during an Idaho rafting trip.
#5 Raft through stunning alpine scenery in the largest roadless wilderness area in the lower 48!
Tall pine trees and luxuriously green sections grace the river’s winding route through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. It’s a spectacular trip every river rafting enthusiast needs to experience at least once in their life.
Written by Julie Trevelyan.
Julie is a freelance writer and wilderness guide in southern Utah. She especially enjoys books, coffee, yoga, wild country, horses, and dark chocolate.