Middle Fork Rafting IRJ TRIP ITINERARY

YOUR MIDDLE FORK OF THE SALMON RIVER RAFTING EXPERIENCE

From the time you reserve a Salmon River rafting trip date until the moment you board our boats, we are available to answer questions and help with travel logistics. We want your trip planning to be as easy as possible and can offer suggestions for visiting nearby attractions such as Yellowstone National Park, Sun Valley or other vacation destinations.

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Middle Fork River

Day 1

On the first day of your Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting trip, we depart around 8:00 am for the river launch site. When we arrive, you will meet our crew and they will go over safety concerns, describe the boating options, and review plans for the day. You will have time to make last-minute clothing changes, fill your water bottle, and get ready for your first day on the Middle Fork. We typically complete all our chores and briefings in about an hour, and after securing your bags to our supply boat set off downstream. You can expect to be on the water by 10:30, take a break for lunch at the usual time and arrive at our first night’s camp around 5:00.

Days 2-4 or 5

Water conditions, the distance to camp, side attractions, and other trip features will change day-to-day but the daily routine remains constant. The crew gets up early and strives to serve breakfast around 8:00. During breakfast, a crew member will brief the group on what to expect that day and provide an overview of the rapids, side hikes, historic attractions and provide interpretive highlights relevant to the day’s course. Depending on the day, we will visit Native American pictograph sites, hike to nearby attractions, soak in one of the wonderful hot springs along the river. Our participatory paddle boats and individual kayaks allow you to be actively paddling or just sit back on one of our oar rigs for a relaxing ride through spectacular scenery.

Days 2-4 or 5

Water conditions, the distance to camp, side attractions, and other trip features will change day-to-day but the daily routine remains constant. The crew gets up early and strives to serve breakfast around 8:00. During breakfast, a crew member will brief the group on what to expect that day and provide an overview of the rapids, side hikes, historic attractions and provide interpretive highlights relevant to the day’s course. Depending on the day, we will visit Native American pictograph sites, hike to nearby attractions, soak in one of the wonderful hot springs along the river. Our participatory paddle boats and individual kayaks allow you to be actively paddling or just sit back on one of our oar rigs for a relaxing ride through spectacular scenery.

Middle Fork Star Gazing

Day 5 or 6

As you come to the end of your Middle Fork of the Salmon River experience, the routine for the last day of your trip will be a little different from the previous days. At dinner, the lead guide will review plans for the morning. We strive to get on the river earlier than usual. When we get to take-out, lunch will be set up. You will have time to repack your personal items and say goodbye to the crew. Shortly after lunch, we will board our bus for the ride to Salmon and then Stanley. If you are catching a flight from Salmon, you will be at the airport around 3:45. If you are returning to Stanley you will arrive there around 6:00 pm.

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. The crew focuses on personal service and paying careful attention to the details that go into providing a first-class river vacation. Learn more about your Middle Fork Salmon Crew.

Middle Fork Salmon Crew
Middle Fork Salmon Crew

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. The crew focuses on personal service and paying careful attention to the details that go into providing a first-class river vacation. Learn more about your Middle Fork Salmon Crew.