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Lower Salmon Canyons
4 Day, 3 Night Trips

Rafting the Lower Salmon
The Perfect Family Fun Trip

The Lower Salmon is unlike any other rafting river in the United States! It's known for its HUGE sandy beaches, fun rapids, and warm water. From sand castles to river olympic challenges, the opportunities for fun are endless. Even the most adventurous will be excited by famous rapids like Demons Drop, Bodacious Bounce, Snow Hole, China, Eye of the Needle and others.

As you journey downriver, you'll be greeted by ancient cliffs and rugged landscapes, rich in historical significance. This remote region straddling Idaho and Oregon is peppered with Native American rock art and artifacts, some dating back an astonishing 10,000 years. Days filled with exploration transition into relaxing evenings around the campfire, where stargazing and storytelling create memories that resonate with a timeless legacy.

Your adventure concludes with an exhilarating jet boat ride into Hells Canyon. This exciting finale takes you up powerful rapids and brings you back, just 45 minutes from where your incredible journey began.

Class III+ Great for everyone!

Changes with flow.


52 Miles (Jet Boat Return)

80 Miles


4 Days, 3 Nights

Can be adjusted upon request.

Group Size:
Min 6, Max 25
Jetboat Return Included: Min 15

Not enough people? Reach out and we can work the magic!

Packing List:
Detailed packing list will be provided.

Trip Dates:
Trips launching every Monday and Tuesday after July 4th
Other dates available with advanced notice.
Runs into September

Physical Requirements:
Review our Essential Physical Requirements

Large Groups:

Group discounts available!
Private Charter Trips Available

Choose Your Ride

Gear boats will carry camping equipment and personal gear. Ride in team paddle rafts or navigate your own inflatable kayak. Swim along in the calmer sections of the river.

Reach out to request the specialty kayak trip!

Lodging Before Your Trip

We will meet you at 9am MT at Hammer Creek Campground the day of your trip.

Lodging is not included the night before. Many groups will camp at Hammer Creek or find accommodations nearby:


  • Salmon Rapids Lodge

  • Salmon River Motel

  • Riggins Motel

  • Big Iron Motel

Fully Catered

Meals included. Eat great food such as fire grilled steaks and dutch oven desserts!

We can work with food allergies given advanced notice.

Shuttle Return Options

1. Thrilling Jet Boat Ride into Hells Canyon, bringing you back 45 min from the start. Included for groups of at least 15 people or reach out for pricing. Makes the car shuttle easy!

2. Float out to Heller Bar on day 4. Best for groups traveling from north of Lewiston. See map below.

You are responsible for shuttling your own vehicle, but we can assist with our vans as needed. Reach out for details.

Lastly, we guarantee an unforgettable trip of a lifetime that you will be talking about for years to come!

Ashley Leavitt

"We went with a large group, and everyone enjoyed themselves. Our guide, Gabe was extremely knowledgeable and super fun. The Adventure Idaho crew made a memorable experience for us. Can’t wait to go back again!"

Joshua Davis, VA

"No relation, came out from Virginia and booked, here, my first white water rafting trip.
An overwhelmingly positive experience!
We came late in the rafting season (Aug) and there was one class 4 set of rapids and a host of others; all fun!
The pacing was on point, with plenty opportunities to swim, chill, or chat. Our guide brought light and levity, and was knowledgeable about the region, our route, and left no doubt as I boarded the raft that I was in good hands!"
"We had an amazing trip with these guys! The guides were awesome and took great care of us!"

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