Early & Late Season: Float The Middle Fork Salmon River


Capacity and duration
Capacity of 1 person
Duration of 6 Day

About trip
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the Crown Jewel of the rafting world.
The free-flowing Middle Fork is located in the largest wilderness in the lower 48 States, often referred to as “The Frank”.

At over 6,000 feet in elevation, you are prepared for what appears to be an alpine river. Normal river attire will consist of bathing suit, sandals, and sunscreen. (See Gear List)

This Class IV river (see Whitewater) will drop approximately 28 feet per mile, so it won’t be long before the drop in elevation leaves you in an overall warmer climate. During the next 6 days, you will continuously witness dramatic changes in geology and scenery.

As you near the end of your trip, you will be passing through the second deepest canyon in the lower 48 states. You will have a difficult time deciding which part of the river is your favorite. The fishing is spectacular.

This spectacular landscape is where you and your friends or family can experience the vacation of a lifetime.

This relaxing family vacation has something to offer everyone. You might be planning a second honeymoon. The river has a generous amount of hot springs. These can make for the perfect soak for the two of you. Perhaps the adventure you’ve embarked upon is a family affair and you have brought the children along to enjoy time together, soaking in a warm natural spring, jumping off rocks, laughing and making new friends, and just being kids.

Guests can go swimming in one of the swimming holes or exploring the ancient history along this river corridor. The Sheep-eater Indians made their home here. They left behind many pictographs for us to enjoy.

Your float trip is over 100 miles long (if you float the whole Middle Fork).

EARLY & LATE SEASON LAUNCH DATES: (May through mid-June) (late August through September)
June 5
June 14
August 18
August 26
6-Day Trip: $1750 per person
There is no additional group or child discount available on these trips.

Prices do not include $4 per day United States Forest Service (USFS) fee or back-country flying if necessary.

Our launch date permit allows a maximum of 24 guests per trip.

We do have other dates available and can float whenever the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is floatable, March through May or September through November.

We can customize your trip length to fit your needs, anything from 2-7 days. We can also customize group size, staff members, and/or types of boats, just let us know.

For example: 14 fishermen, 2 fishermen per boat, plus one guide per boat for five days.

Not included in trip

What to bring
Insect Repellent
Sun Screen
Rain Gear
Appropriate Footwear
Warm Clothing
Water Proof Bags
Sun Glasses

Trip policies
Alcohol Allowed:
Glass Allowed:
Children Allowed:

Contact Idaho Wilderness Company