Idaho River Journeys 2018-07-19T22:08:51+00:00

Join us on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River for an exceptional whitewater rafting or fly fishing vacation. Since 1978, Idaho River Journeys is proud to be one of the most trusted Middle Fork Salmon River Outfitters, enjoying a reputation for running top-quality, bucket-list trips with professional fishing & rafting guides. We are a family-run business based in Salmon, Idaho and excited to show you why National Geographic deemed us “One of the Top Adventure Travel Companies.”

The Middle Fork of the Salmon is a spectacular wild river rushing through a vast, primitive landscape, unlike anything you have ever seen. On a Salmon River rafting trip with Idaho River Journeys, you will run long stretches of rapids, hike nearby trails, spot wildlife, and have time to reacquaint with your family, friends and even yourself. This legendary river trip will take you through the River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states.


It’s Not One Thing That Sets Us Apart. IT’S EVERYTHING.

An Idaho whitewater rafting trip with IRJ is an exhilarating vacation experience. From your first contact with us, you will know that you are working with an outfitter and crew that is passionate about the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and dedicated to providing you with an extraordinary vacation.

  • It’s family friendly, knowledgeable guides that have worked together for years.

  • It’s rave reviews on Trip Advisor. The top attraction in Salmon, Idaho.

  • It’s involved, passionate owners. A local, small, family run outfit.

  • It’s low guest to guide ratio. High service and hospitality standards.

  • It’s delicious, carefully prepared menu.

  • It’s top-notch boating and camping equipment.

  • It’s our raft fleet, includes paddle rafts, oar rigs and inflatable kayaks.

  • It’s plenty of hiking opportunities. Some guided hikes; some unescorted.

  • It’s quality fly fishing gear and individual instruction for Salmon River fishing.

Your Trip Dates


September Fishing


Our Menu


Your IRJ Crew


Grab a Seat for 2019 

Thanks to repeat bookings and referrals from our terrific guests, nearly all our trips go out full. Now is the time to reserve for 2019 or 2020. If you make a booking prior to the end of October you will be billed at 2018 rates. New prices take effect on November 1st. A small deposit of only $500 per-person holds space. The balance of the fare is due 60 days (90 for charters) before departure and in the meantime we will send you updates and current information that will help you plan and start dreaming about your Middle Fork of the Salmon vacation with IRJ.

August 25 

By late August peak summer use has abated, fall colors paint the riverbanks and canyon, and abundant native cutthroat trout are actively feeding in anticipation of winter. While our September trips are exclusively fly fishing, on this trip, you get to enjoy the best of fly fishing or rafting.

Yoga Trip: June 3, 2019 

Yoga on the Middle Fork Salmon with Rex Stromness. This will be a magical adventure that combines the majestic beauty of the river with daily yoga, meditation, and kirtan (singing). Rex has practiced and taught yoga and meditation for the past 25 years and leads retreats and workshops worldwide. He teaches at California State University Chico and co-owns the Yoga Center of Chico. He has led Yoga/River trips on the San Juan River in Utah, and the Rogue in Oregon. Yoga is done on beaches with the sound of river in the background. This Yoga trip will be on June 3, 2019, $1,820 per person.