About Aggipah

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Aggipah River Trips is family-operated whitewater rafting guide service. We’ve been in business since 1977, and we’re proud to be local outfitters. We outfit multi-day whitewater trips on all three wilderness sections of the Salmon River. We provide trips only on the Salmon River-yet by offering trips on various sections of the Salmon and different times of the year, we have a variety of trips available. We think it is better to stay on one river, and know it best, than to spread out over a number of rivers in different areas. We feel it is important that the outfitter is on the river throughout the season leading trips, rather than being home in the office. River trips are pretty special to us, too.

Whitewater rafting began as recreation and a summer job during college, but became the central portion of our lives- a way of life as much as a living. After several seasons working for other river outfitters on various western rivers, we chose the Salmon River to begin our own river outfitting business in 1977. Large volume tour operators, we are not.

Aggipah Peak is the second-highest point in the River of No Return Wilderness Area, above the lower end of the Middle Fork of the Salmon. The name comes from the Shoshone Indian term for the Salmon River, which roughly translates to “Big Fish Water.” When we began our river business in the late ’70s, we chose “Aggipah River Trips” as a company name, as it is emblematic of the central Idaho back-country.

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