Every year we offer one twist on our conventional rivers trips. Our 2020 special is a Main Salmon lodge-to-lodge trip. August 7-11, 2020. $2320/person. This includes all Lodge and Recreation Enhancement fees.
The Ultimate Combination of Adventure & Rustic Luxury!
Are you thrilled about the idea of spending five days on a wilderness whitewater adventure, but not so thrilled about the idea of having to camp each night in order to experience that? You won’t want to miss this unique Main Salmon River trip! You’ll enjoy all the excitement of a multi-day whitewater journey, but stay inside each of the four nights we’ll be on the river. The lodges provide everything you’ll need after an exciting day of whitewater, scenic walks, sun, sand, and relaxing. No need to bring a sleeping bag–each lodge provides sleeping accommodations, multi-course dinners and hearty breakfasts.
A little Main Salmon history: most of the lodges along the Salmon River are located on inholdings of private land that date back to homestead days. When livestock-raising faded away at the end of the Depression, these homesteads became sportsman’s lodges, with a hunting and fishing focus. They are supplied by backcountry air strips or, sometimes on the Main Salmon, by jet-boats. The history of these lodges make you feel as though you have stepped back in time, while still enjoying all the modern conveniences of an all-inclusive lodge.
With more beaches, warmer water, and more moderate rapids than the Middle Fork of Salmon River, the Main Salmon River is an excellent trip for families with grade school age kids. It is great water for inflatable kayaks. The Main Salmon River on the River of No Return, offers excellent Idaho white water rafting intermingled with placid pools, magnificent mountain scenery and beautiful sand beaches along with warm summer temperatures. Group size is usually 8-12 people, and charter trips can be arranged throughout the summer. Because of secure road access and adequate volume of flow, the Main provides the most dependable whitewater rafing in Idaho. We float 80 miles in six days.