A Smaller, More Personal Trip Experience on “The River of No Return”
The Main Salmon River in Idaho, AKA ‘The River of No Return’: carves through the heart of Idaho Wilderness and forms the second deepest canyon in the US. The Main Salmon River Rafting Trips boasts broad sandy beaches, Class II-IV whitewater, wildlife, canyon walls, hot springs, and history all come together to make this an outstanding river trip experience. The full wilderness run encompasses 80+ miles of river and drops 1200’ in elevation. We recommend 6 days to explore this unique river although shorter trips can be arranged.
Salmon River Rafting Trips
Salmon River Rafting Trips is an exciting yet also relaxing wilderness adventure. While you do not need prior whitewater experience, you will need an adventurous spirit and reasonable fitness. Age requirements are a minimum of 6 years old and the ability to cope with normal camping routines. You will be expected to carry your personal gear short distances and erect a simple tent. We will provide you with tents, sleeping bags and a large, comfortable sleeping pad. A portable toilet affectionately called ‘the groover’ is provided at camp. Our camping equipment is all up to date and our style of river camping is considered first-rate. SOAR Northwest’s top priority is to keep you safe as well as comfortable. This includes healthy & hearty meals, campfires & chairs, personal assistance when needed, and guidance in dealing with the elements and weather. SOAR Northwest operates Main Salmon River Rafting trips from the end of July through October when the water levels are typically lower and warmer. We emphasize family trips, youth programs, Military Veteran programs, and Steelhead fishing. We also offer ‘row your own raft’ supported adventures for those with prior boating experience.
Part of our mission in the backcountry is to respect and deepen the wilderness experience. Therefore we strive to keep our trip guest numbers more intimate than most other outfitters. We prefer a 12 guest maximum although we can expand if needed. As a small family operation we take great pride in personalizing your river experience.