With flows that rival the Colorado River, the Salmon offers some of the best whitewater in the country. This half-day trip will start at the SRAC Base Camp, located just 13 miles West of North Fork, where you can safely park your vehicle. We will then, load up on the bus, and depart for the Pine Creek section of river downstream. Our experienced guides will lead you through a Class I-III stretch of whitewater with numerous rapids. When you aren’t getting splashed, take in the abundant wildlife, deep canyon gorges, and stunning scenery. Join us for the wild journey down the famous “River of No Return.”


2024 Dates: July 14 – July 20, 2024
Length: 7 days
From: $1299
Includes: Camping, Healthy Meals/Snacks, All River Equipment, All Activities
River Rating: Class I-II
Age: 12 -15



Every day young kayakers, of every skill level, gear up for a full day of river running and professional kayaking instruction on the Wild and Scenic Salmon River. Students learn the fundamentals of running whitewater; properly fitting a kayak, catching eddies, paddling strokes, river safety, wet exiting, rolling techniques, how to “read” the river, etc. Video analysis in our learning lodge excels boater’s learning. Evenings are filled with activity: hiking, rock climbing, challenge course, games, swimming and fun. The week closes with a bon fire ceremony celebration of all the week’s successes and memorable moments.


rafting the salmon river Idaho


  • Individualized instruction 1:4 instructor: client ratio
  • 30+ miles of river access with perfect water from every learning level (Class I-III/IV, seasonal)
  • High quality kayaking gear, PFD’s and fleet of boats (or bring your own)
  • Video analysis in our learning lodge
  • A 19-acre river front campus with hiking, rock climbing, frisbee golf and challenge course.
  • Delicious snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner*
  • Lodging –riverfront platform wall tents with cots
  • Warm showers in the bath house
  • Possible transportation to and from Missoula Montana Airport.

 *We are happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements or limitations, please notify us when booking your adventure.

**Not included: airfare, travel insurance