Jarbridge-Bruneau

River Stats

The Jarbridge and Bruneau Rivers trip is one of the most adventurous guided river trips in the United States.  Due to a season that lasts weeks at best, non-stop whitewater sections of class III and IV rapids dropping at a wild gradient of 50ft per mile, and being a small volume river that is typically run with a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to guest ratio, the Jarbridge Bruneau is a trip for those looking for something the crowds are not signing up for.  This is one of those trips for someone who is looking for an experience where they have to earn their stories and will have an instant camaraderie with anyone else who has been fortunate enough to float through this tiny gorge.

This trip is known for its vertical rock walls stemming up from the very edges of the river. When one thinks of desert rivers, most do not think of Idaho but if you have ever dreamed of floating through a slot canyon, this is basically as close as you can get in a raft. After hitting the junction of the Bruneau River it will be time to explore some of Idaho’s best slot canyons on foot as many tight, narrow gorges, come down into the river begging to be enjoyed.

Become one of the few who has taken on the whitewater, carried around the portages, and earned the right to experience what is often considered one of Idaho’s most scenic and adventurous multi-day river trips, the Jarbridge Bruneau.

Outfitters

  • Wilderness River Outfitters

    Wilderness River Outfitters

    Wilderness River Outfitters is a family-owned and operated business based in Salmon, Idaho, founded by Joe and Fran Tonsmeire in 1972. Almost half a century later, WRO is still providing quality outdoor adventures on some of the finest wilderness rivers in Idaho, from the rugged desert canyons of the Owyhee basin to the pristine mountain streams of the Frank Church. 

  • Barker River Expeditions

    Barker River Expeditions

    Adventure through remote, spectacular desert canyons surrounded by solitude.

  • Far & Away Adventures

    Far & Away Adventures

    While a number of outstanding outfitters run adventures on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, the experience is oh so different with Far and Away Adventures. And it starts with you.