Take in the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife as you float down the wild and scenic upper Salmon River in Idaho!


Season: June – August
Departs: Daily 9AM
*Private evening float with
dinner for groups of 6 or more
Approx. 7 miles
River Rating: Class I-II
Age: 4+
From: $69



Step away from the chaos of everyday life and immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Salmon River with our Half-Day Scenic Float. The Salmon River also known as “The River of No Return,” is one of the largest free-flowing undammed rivers on the continent. In 1980 the Salmon River received the “Wild and Scenic” designation (less than .05% of the rivers in the US have received this designation). When you visit a “Wild and Scenic River” you can expect a quality river experience. From the pristine crystal-clear water, to the abundant wildlife, you have a river actively preserved in its natural form. 

As you arrive at the SRAC Base Camp, you’ll be greeted by our friendly guides who will provide a brief orientation and ensure you’re comfortably equipped for the journey. Then, it’s time to set off on a leisurely drift down the river, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Salmon River Mountains. Throughout your adventure, our guides will share insights about the area’s rich ecosystem, history of Sacajawea, and the Lewis and Clark expedition. At the end of the trip, when we arrive at the boat ramp, your guides will load up the rafts and hop on a van back to the SRAC Base Camp. Whether you are looking for a peacful outing for the family, a romantic escape, or a solo adventure, this trip is designed to cater to everyone. Join us for a lovely float on the spectacular Salmon River!

rafting the salmon river Idaho


We’ve taken care of every detail to ensure your experience is nothing short of extraordinary. Just plan to show up and relax on the Salmon River. Here’s what you can expect as part of your float:

Rafting Equipment: We provide top of the line rafts and life jackets to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the river.

Expert Guides: Our knowledgable and experienced guides are passionate about the river and your adventure. They’re there to educate, inspire, navigate, and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

Breathtaking Scenery: Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Salmon River Canyon. Towering rock rock faces, crystal clear waters, and wildlife abound. Keep a lookout for bald eagles, river otters, big horn sheep, and other wildlife that call this pristine river home.

Fun and Adventure: Relax, recconect, and rejuvinate on the beautiful journey as you float down the Salmon River. This trip is for all ability levels.