Luxurious and fun, Idaho’s “River of no Return” The Lower Salmon River offers big splashy rapids, warm clear water, beautiful white-sand beaches set in one of the deepest river canyons in North America. The four distinct gorges in the Lower Salmon through which we travel offer stark canyon views and roller coaster rapids while in between is lazy floating under bright sunshine. Top it all off with a thrilling high-speed jet boat return through the lower portion of Hells Canyon on the Snake River and you’ve got the best river itinerary in the West. Camping gear included and family friendly.
- Trip Duration: 4.00 days
- Destination: United States
- Region: Idaho
- Price Range:
$851-$1050 per person
Families, Friends, First-Timers, Mature, Independent, Veterans
- Minimum Age: 7
- Activity Option:
Inflatable Kayak, Fishing, Hiking
- Accommodations: Wilderness Tent Camping
Many natural features make the Lower Salmon River in Idaho the ideal setting for a fun and comfortable river trip -- perfect for families with young kids, professional groups or anyone looking to “get away” for a few days. Without a single dam to impede The Lower Salmon River natural flow, the river has built spectacular white sand beaches in its Lower Gorges creating great campsites. A semi-arid climate produces plenty of sunshine and warm, clear water. The rapids are big and splashy, but moderate and not too numerous. Kids love the roller coaster ride in the raft while the adventurous can challenge the river one-on-one in an inflatable kayak. While most Lower Salmon River trips end with hours of slow motoring off the Snake River combined with a long drive to Lewiston, we provide a superior alternative. At the confluence with the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon, we board a jet boat for an exciting high-speed ride back to Lewiston Idaho.