Riggins Section Salmon
The Salmon River near Riggins Idaho provides 60 miles of easily accessed whitewater set in the bottom of a deep river gorge and filled with thrilling rapids. While this section of river has numerous opportunities for trips the most common guided trips here are half-day to two-day trips with the most common being the done in a day option.
The Salmon River is the longest un-damned river in the lower 48 states and without those man-made flow controls the nature of the river fluctuates throughout the rafting season. Trips in May and early June are big water adventures sure to thrill even the most hardened adrenaline addicts with the occasional up-side-down raft. As the summer moves into later June, July and August the river comes down, the water warms up, and the Riggins day section becomes one of the best family rafting sections in Idaho, if not the Pacific Northwest. Filled with mostly class III whitewater this section bring plenty of thrill but also provides tranquil pools between the rapids perfect for cooling off and floating in a PFD. There are even a few smaller riffles where folks are often able to jump out and float through to see what the whitewater feels like at river level.
2-day trips on this section take the incredible single day trip and just add more miles upstream in the more remote part of the canyon. It is not uncommon to see Big Horn sheep while you float in the day and see deer from your riverside beach camp at night. This may be the best summertime weekend escape in Idaho.
So if you are in McCall or Lewiston come on down to Riggins and create some incredible memories rafting the Salmon River.
Idaho Guide Service Inc.
Outfitters on over 400 miles of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Rafting, kayaking, sup & scenic motor boat tours.
Gary Lane's Wapiti River Guides
Whitewater by dory and raft. Steelhead fishing, salmon fishing, and chukar hunting by driftboat and raft. Natural history emphasized.
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.
Rafting & fishing trips leave daily from our McCall Boathouse
We offer rafting, fishing, Swift Water Rescue, and guiding instruction.