Salmon Area Day Trips

River Stats

Salmon Idaho is the back from the Middle Fork and into the Main Salmon River.  When you come to this town you feel the connection to the river, a place with a rich history and connection to the river for which it is named from. As one would expect in a town named for a river, there are a number of great done-in-a day river trips.  The floats near town are more often floated for fishing but still make wonderful scenic floats for those looking to bask in the views of the incredible surrounding mountains.  Those looking for a little more action need to head to North Fork and then down to Shoup, right where the Lewis and Clark expedition abandoned the Salmon River feeling it was going to become too treacherous to navigate.  What scared Lewis and Clark away will prove fun for you.  This section of river is full of splashy class II rapids and even a class III or two to make sure you get plenty of excitement while still being a perfect float for families.

So if you find yourself in this beautiful corner of Idaho, one cannot come to the Salmon - North Fork Idaho area and not float on the river.  If you do you will miss an experience to understand what really makes this place so incredible. 


  • Sawtooth Adventure Company

    Sawtooth Adventure Company is clebrating 20 years of family approved day trips, fabulous guides and top-shelf customer service 

  • Rawhide Outfitters

    Rawhide Outfitters

    Rawhide Outfitters, a family owned and operated service has been offering exciting & quality river rafting adventures on the beautiful Salmon River for over 30 years!  Smooth floats or white water trips, whichever you prefer, for folks of all ages & physical abilities.  We strive to be YOUR first class Idaho outfitter, where fun, safety and excellent personal service is our top priority.

  • Confluences River Expeditions

    Confluences River Expeditions

    Confluences River Expeditions has offered world-class rafting trips on the gorgeous River of No Return since 1982.  We give personal service from the first phone call to the last rapid and hooked fish.  Book your unforgettable Main Salmon River adventure today!

  • Aggipah River Trips , LLC

    Aggipah River Trips , LLC

    We've known the Salmon River country for over 50 years, headwaters to mouth, mountain top to river, and look forward to sharing it with you. We specialize in first class trips featuring local, natural, and cultural history, camp-fire and dutch-oven meals, and top of the line equipment. Local, family owned and operated. Private, theme, and lodge trips available. 1-6 day trips.

  • Yellow Jacket River Guides

    Whitewater Rafting Adventures in Idaho's Salmon River Wilderness