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Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Tour, Escorted tour

Boise, Idaho to Boise, Idaho

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Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting
No experience required when you join this epic backcountry adventure, frequently cited as the world's best river trip! Rafting 100 miles down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. The days are filled with a variety of exciting activities from whitewater rafting to swimming, fly fishing, relaxing in natural hot springs, cooling off under refreshing waterfalls, and many optional hikes to stunning views of the canyon. Choose to actively participate on a guide-led paddle boat or sit back and take in the scenery on the oar boat!
  • Have a blast on one of National Geographic's top-rated whitewater rafting trips, deep in the heart of Idaho's Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
  • Paddle or float to suit your activity level and choose a new experience every day-this trip is great for all ages and all activity levels; it is like summer camp for the whole family!
  • Compare the value! We offer the most inclusive Middle Fork trip, with all your travel arrangements, transportation and lodging, carefully orchestrated for a worry-free vacation.

Internal Airfare (Boise-Stanley-Salmon-Boise): $495
Minimum Age: 7
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Family Vacations
7 Nights Starting At
July 08, 2024 through July 15, 2024
Book by:
July 04, 2024 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare (Boise-Stanley-Salmon-Boise) not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Journey to the Put-in at Boundary Creek
Day 3
Get Started with Pistol Creek Rapid
Day 4
Explore Sunflower/Loon Creek Hot Springs
Day 5
Ride the River to Tappan Falls
Day 6
Coast into the Impassable Canyon
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7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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July 04, 2024 7:00 PM
7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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June 09, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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June 18, 2025 7:00 PM
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June 26, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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July 04, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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July 12, 2025 7:00 PM
7 Nights from $3,495.00 (USD) Per Person
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July 20, 2025 7:00 PM
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Accommodations
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Day: 1, duration: 1
Mountain Village Hotel

Begin your Middle Fork adventure in Stanley's Mountain Village Lodge, shadowed by the jagged teeth of the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Salmon River. The comfortable guest rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities, fitting a mountain inn.

Day: 2, duration: 5
MT Sobek Camp—Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho

Your Middle Fork camping experience includes five nights on the banks of Idaho's Salmon River, with full porterage and set up. Our dome-style tents are large enough to stand in, and include sleeping pads, and professionally laundered sleeping bags. You can even take a sun-heated shower after a day on the water. All camping spots are on beautiful beaches or plateaus next to the river, with fantastic views every day.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Stagecoach Inn
A historic gem in the scenic town of Salmon, Idaho, the Stagecoach Inn exudes charm and character. Dating back to the early 20th century, this quaint inn has been a witness to the region's rich history and transformation. The inn's cozy rooms are tastefully decorated, offering a blend of comfort and nostalgia. The Stagecoach Inn's central location in Salmon makes it a convenient base for exploring the nearby natural wonders, including the breathtaking Salmon River and the rugged landscapes of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
Guides
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Kevin McDermott
Kevin —a.k.a. "Thirsty"—has been guiding since he was 17 years old and has been an integral part of MT Sobek's Arctic rivers program for decades. His laid-back manner puts everyone at ease, and he has a wealth of knowledge about Arctic rivers. Although he normally spends his winter months in Colorado's Telluride ski area, he has climbed Denali three times, reaching the summit in 2000. Thirsty is a legend in the MT Sobek circle and endears himself to travelers with his expertise, calm demeanor, and sense of humor.





Andy Ambelang
Andy was born and raised in the great outdoors of Montana. At the young age of 15, he launched his first trip down the Salmon River in Idaho and has never looked back! He spends his summers guiding down the Salmon before heading over to the Colorado River in springtime and fall to guide through the Grand Canyon. Internationally, he has led trips in Nepal, Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River, and Madagascar’s Mania River. In the off season, Andy works as a ski patroller at Montana Snowbowl and skis with his dog Dani every chance he can get.





Levi Weilert
Levi grew up in rural Kansas. From flowing fields of wheat to the flowing rivers of the Southwest, Levi has always had a passion for the natural world. He currently works as a river and hiking guide for MT Sobek and enjoys opening the door to new experiences for guests. As the son of a writer, he has inherited a passion for bringing a unique perspective to sharing his insights and stories in nature.





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Reason #01
MT Sobek has operated small-group rafting adventures on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River for over 17 years.Reason #02
Professional river guides follow Leave No Trace policies to maintain a pristine environment and will WOW you with their wilderness cooking skills.Reason #03
Our team carries the heavy load, sets up your campsite, and cooks amazing hot meals each day, so you can relax and have fun!Activities
Exciting whitewater rafting on Class II-IV rapids, paddling 10-19 miles per day, with short hiking excursions on the river's scenic banks.Lodging
A comfortable hotel in Stanley, followed by MT Sobek's deluxe riverside camps, with meals served around the campfire beneath the stars.Climate
Summer daytime temperatures range between 60-90°F, and evenings between 40-60°F. June trips are cooler. Salmon River water temperatures average 58-65°F.What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our family friendly departures and private trip options for groups with younger guests.How many rafts and paddle boats will there be on the trip?
We use a variety of boats from oar boats, paddle boats and sweep boats. The combination of boats will vary based on the number of people and water levels of each trip.Will there be showers at the campsites?
We will have a small amount of hot water available in our camp shower each night, but don't expect a shower every evening. But the riverside swimming is always available.What kind of river and camping gear is provided on this trip?
We provide large stand-up tents, thick sleeping pads, and freshly laundered sleeping bags.Is this a good trip for families?
This is an excellent trip for families! Highly recommended for young kids and grandparents alike!What is the toilet situation at camp?
We will provide a portable seated toilet set up in a private setting at each campsite, with toilet paper and hand soap.
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Day: 1, duration: 1
Mountain Village Hotel

Begin your Middle Fork adventure in Stanley's Mountain Village Lodge, shadowed by the jagged teeth of the Sawtooth Mountain Range on the Salmon River. The comfortable guest rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities, fitting a mountain inn.

Day: 2, duration: 5
MT Sobek Camp—Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho

Your Middle Fork camping experience includes five nights on the banks of Idaho's Salmon River, with full porterage and set up. Our dome-style tents are large enough to stand in, and include sleeping pads, and professionally laundered sleeping bags. You can even take a sun-heated shower after a day on the water. All camping spots are on beautiful beaches or plateaus next to the river, with fantastic views every day.

Day: 7, duration: 1
Stagecoach Inn
A historic gem in the scenic town of Salmon, Idaho, the Stagecoach Inn exudes charm and character. Dating back to the early 20th century, this quaint inn has been a witness to the region's rich history and transformation. The inn's cozy rooms are tastefully decorated, offering a blend of comfort and nostalgia. The Stagecoach Inn's central location in Salmon makes it a convenient base for exploring the nearby natural wonders, including the breathtaking Salmon River and the rugged landscapes of the Salmon-Challis National Forest.
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Kevin McDermott
Kevin —a.k.a. "Thirsty"—has been guiding since he was 17 years old and has been an integral part of MT Sobek's Arctic rivers program for decades. His laid-back manner puts everyone at ease, and he has a wealth of knowledge about Arctic rivers. Although he normally spends his winter months in Colorado's Telluride ski area, he has climbed Denali three times, reaching the summit in 2000. Thirsty is a legend in the MT Sobek circle and endears himself to travelers with his expertise, calm demeanor, and sense of humor.





Andy Ambelang
Andy was born and raised in the great outdoors of Montana. At the young age of 15, he launched his first trip down the Salmon River in Idaho and has never looked back! He spends his summers guiding down the Salmon before heading over to the Colorado River in springtime and fall to guide through the Grand Canyon. Internationally, he has led trips in Nepal, Ethiopia’s Blue Nile River, and Madagascar’s Mania River. In the off season, Andy works as a ski patroller at Montana Snowbowl and skis with his dog Dani every chance he can get.





Levi Weilert
Levi grew up in rural Kansas. From flowing fields of wheat to the flowing rivers of the Southwest, Levi has always had a passion for the natural world. He currently works as a river and hiking guide for MT Sobek and enjoys opening the door to new experiences for guests. As the son of a writer, he has inherited a passion for bringing a unique perspective to sharing his insights and stories in nature.





MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Idaho Middle Fork of the Salmon River 100-Mile Rafting

Reason #01
MT Sobek has operated small-group rafting adventures on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River for over 17 years.Reason #02
Professional river guides follow Leave No Trace policies to maintain a pristine environment and will WOW you with their wilderness cooking skills.Reason #03
Our team carries the heavy load, sets up your campsite, and cooks amazing hot meals each day, so you can relax and have fun!Activities
Exciting whitewater rafting on Class II-IV rapids, paddling 10-19 miles per day, with short hiking excursions on the river's scenic banks.Lodging
A comfortable hotel in Stanley, followed by MT Sobek's deluxe riverside camps, with meals served around the campfire beneath the stars.Climate
Summer daytime temperatures range between 60-90°F, and evenings between 40-60°F. June trips are cooler. Salmon River water temperatures average 58-65°F.What is the minimum age for this trip?
The standard minimum age for this trip is 18, but check out our family friendly departures and private trip options for groups with younger guests.How many rafts and paddle boats will there be on the trip?
We use a variety of boats from oar boats, paddle boats and sweep boats. The combination of boats will vary based on the number of people and water levels of each trip.Will there be showers at the campsites?
We will have a small amount of hot water available in our camp shower each night, but don't expect a shower every evening. But the riverside swimming is always available.What kind of river and camping gear is provided on this trip?
We provide large stand-up tents, thick sleeping pads, and freshly laundered sleeping bags.Is this a good trip for families?
This is an excellent trip for families! Highly recommended for young kids and grandparents alike!What is the toilet situation at camp?
We will provide a portable seated toilet set up in a private setting at each campsite, with toilet paper and hand soap.
About MT Sobek
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This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

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About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.