Idaho River Journeys 2018-03-20T00:07:31+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.

IDAHO RIVER JOURNEYS

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.
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SPECIALTY TRIPS

June 3 and June 12 

In early June, the Middle Fork of the Salmon transforms into a spectacular spring setting. Wildflowers in full bloom, crystal-clear hot springs, and breathtaking waterfalls tumbling into the river. The flow of the river is quick and we have time to enjoy the canyon while it’s most spectacular. Early June is one of the best times of the year to hike trails adjacent to the Middle Fork. Our crew knows the canyon well and enjoys hiking. For those interested in exploring the canyon during a time unlike any other, early June is perfect for you.

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 on the River 

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 an 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 and wildlife as background. The Yoga trip will be on June 3, 2019, $1,820 per person.