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HALF DAY RIVER TRIPS

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Get a real taste of the river, plus get back to Stanley or Sun Valley in time for dinner. From a scene-stealing rapid-free float to an adrenaline kick of a lifetime, our half day trips span different sections of the Main Salmon River to custom match your comfort level and sense of adventure. Get a feel for our river trips designed to make your day, but that won’t take all day either. Snacks and beverages served on all trips.
MOST POPULAR (Class II & III)

Rafting & Kayaking:

  • 4 hours
  • fun for everyone
  • paddle boats and/or inflatable kayaks
  • $75 adult, $60 child
  • group discounts! (5 or more)
  • departs 10a, noon, 2p

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Breathtaking in all the best ways, this exciting trip is our most popular, especially for families. Taking off north of Sun Valley at the Elk Creek launch site, ride into the famed rapid “Piece of Cake” that starts off a series of lively class II and III rapids. Between waves, you’ll swap stories with our great guides, learn about local wildlife, and take in some astonishing scenery. Finish with a thrilling three-quarter-mile stretch of class III rapids nicknamed “The Narrows,” and a stop at the clear, deep swimming hole of Jump Rock. Choose this trip in either paddle rafts or kayaks.

SCENIC
  • 3-4 hours
  • easy going
  • oar boat
  • $68 adult, $48 child, $300 boat
  • group discounts! (5 or more)
  • departs 11a & 1:30 pm

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Soak in the scenery of the Sawtooths without the ups and downs. On an oar boat maneuvered by a friendly guide, kick back and relax on this easy going stretch of the Salmon River with an occasional swell but no major rapids. Your guide opens up insights on the natural history of the stunning views and wildlife you’re seeing. Feel free to take a dip or splash around. This trip is ideal for non-swimmers, families with young children, and anyone who just wants a chill experience.

HIGH ADVENTURE (Class II, III & IV)
  • 3-4 hours
  • rapids & wild style (early season)
  • paddle boats
  • $75 adult (13 & up only)
  • group discounts! (5 or more)
  • departs 10a, noon, 2p

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Kick it up a notch with the surge of whitewater that comes with spring runoff from the Sawtooth Mountains, turning the Salmon River into a thrill ride. Only available during high water conditions for adventurous people over 12 years old, seasoned guides negotiate you through class IV rapids for some intense fun. Downstream from the launch site, encounter Shotgun Falls (IV) followed by two miles of whitewater and the historic Sunbeam Dam (IV) run. “Piece of Cake” and the Warm Springs Gorge round out the series of thrilling runs, leading to the class II and III rapids that make up the middle section of the river. Stop at our private river camp for a break and bite to eat, then end the trip on a leisurely stretch of river, with a swimming hole to boot.

THE WORD ON WHITE CLOUD

  • “Such a fun time! We took the half-day guided rafting trip this 4th of July weekend, and it was so much fun! We signed up the day before but were still able to get a spot. Our guide was knowledgeable, professional, enjoyable to talk to, and made it a great time. Our raft was smaller (6 people plus a guide), which was nice because it felt like you were actually helping when paddling. There were some awesome class 3's and 2's with some calm stuff in between to just talk, enjoy the scenery, drink beers, etc. We also got to pull over and jump off a bridge if we wanted to be more adventurous. This company was well organized and made sure that everyone was safe/accommodated while still having a great time. I'd recommend it to everyone! We will definitely be back and next time we'll be more adventurous and sign up for the class IV rapids trip!”

    Marah R - Salt Lake City, UT
    Marah R - Salt Lake City, UTTripAdvisor
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