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 of the 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 roadless wilderness area in the lower 48 states.


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.

  • Family friendly, knowledgeable guides that have worked together for years.

  • Rave reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Involved, passionate owners. A local, small, family run outfit.

  • A low guest to guide ratio. High service and hospitality standards.

  • Delicious, carefully prepared meals.

  • Top-notch boating and camping equipment.

  • Our fleet of boats includes paddle rafts, oar rigs, and inflatable kayaks.

  • Plenty of hiking opportunities. Some guided hikes; some unescorted.

  • Quality fly fishing gear and individual instruction for Salmon River fishing.

  • A superb itinerary with a span of activities. Something for everyone.


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September Fishing


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Middle Fork Hikes


Early June Trips

June 3-7 & June 12-16 are by far our most active and exhilarating trips. Our crew takes full advantage of the long days and explores some of the most incredible sites along the Middle Fork. The canyon transfo