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Main Salmon
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The River of No Return
Rafting the Main Salmon

Named for its strong currents and difficulty of traveling upstream, making it impossible for early settlers to return to their starting point. The name has stuck and now serves as a symbol of the river's wild and untamed nature. It's a true test of adventure, but with all the amenities and safety measures in place, you'll be ready to embark on a true escape from the modern world.


The river slices through the heart of the largest wilderness in the lower 48, creating a ribbon of emerald green surrounded by towering peaks and dense forests. As you navigate its rapids, you journey beyond the realms where even Lewis & Clark wisely chose not to explore. With a rich Native American history, the remnants of the Nez Perce and Shoshone-Bannock tribes can still be seen along the river in a land that hasn't changed since maps were made.

From navigating rapids to exploring sandy beaches, every day is filled with excitement. Take a soak in natural hot springs, visit a mountain man's abode, and enjoy stargazing under the open heavens. Evenings are spent around the campfire for games and bonding, creating memories that will last a lifetime. A week spent disconnected from the modern world will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, eager to return to the River of No Return.

Class III - IV

Changes with flow.



80 Miles

June:  4 Days, 3 Nights

July - Sept: 5 Days, 4 Nights

Can be adjusted upon request.

Group Size:
Min 6, Max 25

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

Packing List:
Detailed packing list will be provided.

Large Groups:
Large groups can reach out for group pricing.

Private Charter Trips Available

Physical Requirements:
Review our Essential Physical Requirements

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.

Lodging Before Your Trip

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

Lodging is not included the night before. Many groups will camp at Corn Creek or find accommodations in Salmon, Idaho.


We work with many groups coming from all over the country. Reach out and we will have a solution for your group!rk 

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

Car Shuttle is not included in price, but we can work with your group on shuttle options. 

Flights - Gem Air runs flights connecting Boise, Salmon, and McCall. We can work with you on pick-ups and drop-offs at Salmon and McCall airports.

Jet Boat - we can schedule a whitewater jet boat to take you up the rapids to Corn Creek. *High water required - usually before July 4th*

Mikall Gibbons

"We had the BEST time with this crew! Bonnie, Devin, Olivia, and Britain were an amazing team together. They made this trip so much fun and memorable. Thank you so much!! We did the Main Salmon river section over the course of 5 days and it was a blast. I highly recommend this company."

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!"

Gideon Randolph

"This was my first time rafting and it was SO cool! Jared (our guide) was so awesome! This is the best company in town… they have the nicest staff and fun boats! Ask to ride the pickle fork!!"

We guarantee the unforgettable trip of a lifetime that you will be talking about for years to come!

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