MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON
2020 TRIP DATES

Middle Fork Reservation Info

Idaho River Journeys offers only twelve to fourteen Middle Fork trips a season. Trips are limited to thirty participants including guides. Thanks to repeat bookings and referrals from past guests, nearly all our trips go out full. Please call us for current availability. If the trip you want is not available, give us a call anyway. Sometimes a party has a change of plans and we have openings that have not been posted yet.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm a reservation on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. The balance is due 90 days before departure. Should you have to cancel your trip, deposits, and final payments are non-refundable. Our cancellation policy is firm and we cannot make exceptions. We operate under stringent federal regulations, which restrict the number of guests per trip and the number of trips per season. If you must cancel, try to find someone to take your place. We strongly recommend that you supplement your personal insurance with travel insurance.

Water, weather or other conditions dictate where we launch our Middle Fork trips. For trips that meet in Stanley, we launch from Boundary Creek, which is accessible by bus, or from Indian Creek, which is accessible by air. If we launch from Indian Creek, the cost of the flight is not included in our trip fare. For our August 17 and 25 trips, the cost of the flight from Stanley is included in our trip fare. 

All reservations are subject to a $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee.

June 3-7  Available*

June 12-26 – Available

June 21-26- 5 Openings

June 30- July 5 – Call Us

July 8-13 – Call Us

July 16-21 – Call Us

July 24-29 – Call Us

August 1-6 – Call Us

August 9-14 – Call Us

August 17-21 – Available

August 25-29 – Available

September 2-6 – Call Us

September 10-14 – Call Us

September 18-23 – 11 Openings

 If the trip you want is not available, give us a call anyway. Sometimes a party has a change of plans and we have openings that have not been posted yet.

Middle Fork Reservation Info

Idaho River Journeys offers only twelve to fourteen Middle Fork trips a season. Trips are limited to thirty participants including guides. Thanks to repeat bookings and referrals from past guests, nearly all our trips go out full. Please call us for current availability. If the trip you want is not available, give us a call anyway. Sometimes a party has a change of plans and we have openings that have not been posted yet.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to reserve a space on the Middle Fork. The balance is due 60 days (90 days for charters) before departure. If you have a group of 10 or more people you may qualify for a group or charter discount.

Most of our Middle Fork trips meet in Stanley, Idaho. By arrangement, groups chartering a trip may opt to meet in Stanley, Ketchum, Boise or Salmon. Three-day trips that join a longer Middle Fork trip in progress are $1,795 per person, including a flight to or from the river from Stanley or Salmon.

Water, weather or other conditions dictate where we launch our Middle Fork trips. For trips that meet in Stanley, we launch from Boundary Creek, which is accessible by bus, or from Indian Creek, which is accessible by air. If we launch from Indian Creek, the cost of the flight is not included in our trip fare. For our August 17 and 25 trips, the cost of the flight from Stanley is included in our trip fare. 

All reservations are subject to a $4/day Recreation Enhancement Act Fee.

DISTINCTIVE VACATIONS WITH IRJ

2020 Night Sky Events

Our August 17-21 trip will be of the best times of the summer for stargazing. A new moon will occur on night 2 of the trip, August 18th. You can observe massive star clusters, big dipper, and the Perseid meteors streaking across the sky because there is no moonlight to interfere. An intimate, expansive, and remarkable experience to witness.

Other Night Sky Events on Trips

  • 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

Meet Your Crew

For many of our guests, part of the fun of taking a Middle Fork vacation with IRJ is anticipating the trip. View our guide page to read about your Middle Fork Salmon River guides. Our guides have been working together for a number of years and have a special synergy that our guests notice and appreciate. They know the river well and enjoy sharing their knowledge.