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IDAHO RIVER JOURNEYS

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

A Middle Fork of the Salmon river 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 Idaho’s Middle Fork 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.

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

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

  • It’s delicious, carefully prepared meals.

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

  • It’s our fleet of boats that 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.
  • It’s a superb itinerary with a span of activities. Something for everyone.

Join us on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River for an acclaimed whitewater rafting or fly fishing vacation. Established in 1978, Idaho River Journeys is proud to be one of the most respected Middle Fork Salmon River outfitters, enjoying a reputation for running top-quality, bucket-list trips with exceptional fishing & rafting guides. We are a family-run business based in Salmon, Idaho and excited to show you why National Geographic named us “One of America’s 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.

IDAHO RIVER JOURNEYS

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

A Middle Fork of the Salmon river 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 Idaho’s Middle Fork 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.

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

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

  • It’s delicious, carefully prepared meals.

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

  • It’s our fleet of boats that 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.
  • It’s a superb itinerary with a span of activities. Something for everyone.

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Meet Your Crew 

The staff at Idaho River Journeys is committed to making your river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River an exhilarating, fun vacation. The women and men that guide for us come from varied backgrounds and all are passionate about sharing their knowledge of this vast, legendary wilderness with our guests. They bring a distinguished background of educational pursuits and achievements to our crew and are terrific role models. We consistently hear compliments about the crew’s welcoming attitude and knowledge and we are proud to have them on the IRJ team. View our Middle Fork Salmon Guide page to read their biographies.

2020 Night Sky Events

Our August 17-21, 2020 trip will be one of the best times of the summer for stargazing. A new moon will occur on night 3 of the trip, August 19th. You can observe massive star clusters, the Big Dipper, and the Perseid meteors streaking across the sky because there is no moonlight to interfere. From the moment you look up, you’ll know you’re in a special place.

  • June 5: Full Moon
  • June 20: New Moon
  • July 4: Full Moon
  • July 23  – August 20: Perseid Showers
  • August 3: Full Moon
  • August 13: Peak Perseid Showers
Middle Fork Salmon River

Private Fly-Fishing Trips 

Annually we are permitted to reserve a few September launch dates beyond our regular schedule for fall fly-fishing trips. These trips are ideal for small private parties of eight to twelve fly-fisherman. Charters consist of one raft for every two fishermen supported by a large supply boat that travels ahead of our group to set up camp. If you would like to charter a 2020 fall fly-fishing trip for a group of friends or fly-fishing club, let us know your preferred date and we will attempt to get it for you.

Packing For Your Trip

Joining Idaho River Journeys on a Middle Fork Salmon River Trip? Watch, IRJ guide Sydney, take you through the steps in how to pack. To read a more detailed packing list, review Mary’s suggestions on how to properly prepare for your trip