Salmon River Rafting Trips begin and end in Missoula, Montana.
Our Salmon River Rafting trips begin and end in Missoula, Montana at the Doubletree Hotel on the Clark Fork River. SOAR Northwest will block out rooms for the nights pre and post trip at a discounted rate. You will have a window of time to reserve the necessary rooms. This cost is not included in the trip cost. The Doubletree Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the Missoula airport. The hotel location offers a river-view restaurant, a walking path along the river into Downtown Missoula, and easy access to a grocery store, restaurants and even hiking to the regionally famous ‘M’. Air Service to Missoula is serviced by Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, & United.
Trip Orientation takes place at The Doubletree Hotel the night before the launch date at 6:00 pm. During orientation you trip leader will answer questions, complete all necessary paperwork, and issue you your personal gear for the trip. You may leave your extra luggage in a hotel locker during your trip and, if you are driving, you may leave your vehicle in the hotel parking lot.
We depart The Doubletree Hotel at 7:30 am on the morning of the launch date. The shuttle van will take you to the river put-in at Corn Creek, approximately a 4 hour drive. Along the drive we will make a limited number of last minute stops for fishing licenses, tackle and liquor if desired. Our return trip to Missoula at the end of the trip will begin after we arrive at the take-out at Carey Creek. At approximately 12:00 noon on the last day, we will load into the shuttle bus for a 6 hour scenic road trip back to Missoula through several historic western towns, along the Salmon River, up the Lochsa River and over Lolo Pass.