Lower Salmon

Lower Salmon

The Canyons of the Lower Salmon River are filled with fun whitewater rapids and enormous beaches that rival any tropical destination.  

Middle Fork of the Salmon

Middle Fork of the Salmon

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the quintessential river trip. It begins as a small stream near 6000 feet above sea level at Boundary Creek and drops nearly 3000 feet before meeting the Salmon River near Cache Bar. 


Selway River

The Selway River is simply one of the most exclusive river adventures in the U.S.  One of the most remote and wild commercial river trips in the U.S. the Selway only has one launch per day (private or commercial) and has a comparatively short season from mid-may until the end of July.

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is the deepest canyon in North America, and is filled with thrilling whitewater, arguably some of the biggest rapids in the Pacific Northwest.

Main Salmon | Groundhog Camp

Main Salmon

For any family looking for one of the premier river adventures in the U.S. the Main Salmon should be on the list.  Big splashy class III and IV rapids, mixed with smaller whitewater and placid pools mean this trip has all the excitement one could want without having too much.  

Find A River Adventure


The first commercial river rafting trips in the United States were launched in Idaho. Idaho outfitters always have been leaders and standard-setters for this industry.

Idaho also has more places to go river rafting. No other state can claim as many recreational river miles as Idaho. The American Whitewater Affiliation counts more than 3,100 whitewater river miles in the state.

Outfitters offer rafting trips of all kinds for all ages and abilities. Families enjoy fun excursions on rivers such as the Main Salmon, the North Fork and Main Payette Moyie, and the St. Joe. Sightseers like quiet flat-water floats on rivers such as the Clearwater, the Boise River and the Snake in the Snake River Birds of Prey Area. Whitewater seekers go for the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Hells Canyon, the Lochsa, Selway, Bruneau, Jarbidge, South Fork Payette, or Snake River, Southern Idaho. Idaho outfitters take care of everything on these trips. Guides row the rafts or lead guests in paddling their own. They provide tents and waterproof gear bags. They cook all the meals, including salads made from fresh fruits and vegetables and Dutch-oven baked breads and desserts. They lead games on the beach and around the campfire.

Most Idaho river rafting companies carry inflatable kayaks along on their trips for the enjoyment of their guests. Guides provide instruction.

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    Orange Torpedo Trips

    For over 50 years we have been helping active travelers and families explore rivers. We specialize in the more active traveler looking for an authentic experience.

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