Main Salmon with Eric Newell
The River of No Return
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 cuts through the heart of the largest wilderness in the lower 48, creating a ribbon of emerald green surrounded by towering peaks and dense forests. With a rich Native American history, the presence 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.
May - June: The river is high and the water is big. Minimum age 12.
July - September: Minimum age 7.
Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
River gear - PFD, helmet, waterproof dry bag and day bag (Bringing personal river gear - verify with us).
Inflatable Kayaks - for true thrill seekers.
Deluxe Sleeping Pad.
Special dietary needs can be met. Please let us know in advance.
June 1 - July 4th - Jet boat returns are possible.
Tents. Can be included at no cost, but please notify us in advance.
Lodging the night before trip launch.
Beverages - please discuss with us before your trip. Alcohol only consumed at camp, not on the river.
We guarantee the unforgettable trip of a lifetime that you will be talking about for years to come!
* Adventure Idaho Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and operates under a special use permit with the Salmon-Challis National Forest. *
"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!"
"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!!"