Steph Ellis


COVID-19 Update April 27, 2020

Corona Virus and Your 2020 River Trip We are weathering this storm, waiting for good news along with all of you. We have come to count so many of you as close friends over the years. We are looking forward to new friendships with those of you we’re hoping to meet this summer. Your safety, and that of our crew and family, […]

main salmon lodge trips

2020 Main Salmon Lodge-to-Lodge River Trips

2020 Main Salmon Lodge-to-Lodge Trips 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 […]

Winter sweep boat


It’s beginning to look pretty Christmas-y around here…the river is slushy, soon it’ll be just a gurgle underneath the ice. That got us thinking about how we could extend a little holiday cheer from the Salmon River to you and your loved ones. What could be better in the depths of winter than knowing you’ve […]

Last Minute Middle Fork Trips

Summer is coming! Are you still wondering how you’re going to spend your vacation days this year? The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is THE place to spend time with your friends and family. Why, you may ask? Easy. Six days, 100 miles of wild and scenic river, sunny days and starry night skies, […]

women's 4-day main salmon

Women’s 4-Day Main Salmon Lodge Retreat

Ladies! Are you ready for your next big adventure? Need a day (or 4) out? Check out our women’s 4-day Main Salmon lodge retreat! Join us for a special women’s-only Main Salmon lodge trip June 28-July 1, 2020. This is one we’re super excited about! One of our own outfitters, Steph Ellis, will be leading […]

Idaho's Middle Fork Salmon River

Idaho’s Middle Fork Salmon River

A trip through Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River is, for many, the trip of a lifetime. Experience a bit of that here: The Middle Fork of the Salmon is often considered the best of Idaho river rafting trips, through the heart of the River of No Return Wilderness Area. Challenging whitewater, isolated wilderness […]

River Trips are for EVERYONE!

The best vacations are all-inclusive. Our river trips on Idaho’s Salmon and Middle Fork Salmon Rivers have it all.   As you can see, river trips have something for everyone. There is so much more to enjoy than just floating down the river. You’ll enjoy plenty of “camp time” which includes fishing, games, hikes, delicious, […]

Middle Fork Mishap

40 Years’ Worth of River Stories #1

2017 marks Aggipah’s 40th year guiding folks through Idaho’s Salmon River country. Along the way, we’ve picked up a story or two. Here’s today’s-it’s a shortie- by Bill Bernt. Going through the old photos the other day I came across this photo of a plane in the river at the bottom of Haystack Rapid on the […]

Thumbs-up on the river

Kids Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Trip!

Kids Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Trip Now that spring is here, you’re probably like us and getting pretty excited. If you have kids, here’s another to be excited about: we’re running a kid/family-specific trip on our August 15-20 Main Salmon launch. It’s an opportunity for one last family fling before school starts up again, one […]

dutch oven breakfast

Dutch Oven Baking: Part 2

Picking up where we left off a couple days ago on our Dutch oven discussion, we’ll now cover the actual act of baking. Again, this is an excerpt from Bill Bernt’s article in Northwest Living, entitled, “Those Amazing Dutch Ovens.” Baking with a Dutch oven is just a matter of learning temperature control. The best […]

Dutch oven/open-fire cooking

Those Amazing Dutch Ovens

I was trying out a new recipe for our river trips earlier this morning, which made me think about a little article my dad, Bill Bernt, owner of Aggipah River Trips, wrote in the 80s about Dutch ovens. He had several articles published in a magazine called Northwest Living. He wrote all sorts of interesting pieces about […]

Lewis & Clark/Salmon River History

Historian Mike Crosby will join our July 14-19, 2016 trip on the River of No Return (Main Salmon) for an in-depth study of the Lewis and Clark expedition and Salmon River history. Anyone interested in the history of central Idaho will appreciate this unique opportunity to visit around the campfire with Mike. This is an eye-opening trip […]

Clear Middle Fork water

VIDEO: The Middle Fork with Aggipah River Trips

We’ve been really focusing on getting more videos up on the site. As they say, “A picture is better than a thousand words.” So, if this is true, a video must be better than a million words. Link to Video:  Messing About in Boats on the Middle Fork In keeping with the “words” theme, this […]

River hats

2015 Aggipah Shirts & Hats

The new 2015 Aggipah t-shirts and hats are in. We have green and red tees, adult sizes S-XL. We can take special size orders for kids’ and larger sizes. We don’t currently have any of these additional sizes in stock. We have khaki and green hats. We are going to be ordering different colors of […]

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