Share stories with the guides, learn about local wildlife, and take in some astonishing scenery on this Class 2/3 river rafting trip.
- Half Day
- Person Ages 13+
- Full Day
- Person Ages 13+
A trip for adventure seekers
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.
Directly downstream from ultimate hgh, the launch site, we encounter the first of the Class IV rapids: spectacular Shotgun Falls, followed by two miles of whitewater and the historic Sunbeam Dam (IV) run.
Piece of Cake and Warm Springs Gorge Rapids round out the series of thrilling runs and lead to the Class II and III rapids, which comprise the middle section of the river.
After a delicious outdoor meal served up at our secluded lunch camp, we continue downstream through a leisurely stretch of river, allowing time for relaxation and a refreshing swim in a deep, clear swimming hole.
We provide wetsuits, splash tops, helmets, fleece, and booties for your trip (children sizes as well). For most trips, these items are not necessary but may be requested by guests at any time (some folks get cold easier than others and it’s always better to over-prepared). Just ask us if you have any questions about the gear we provide.
For early season trips (May and June) and High Adventure Trips, we suggest bringing plenty of clothes (all of our guides carry dry bags to stow extra clothes on the boats). You may also leave clothes on the bus and change at the end of the trip as well. Please stay away from cotton clothing; cotton stays wet, making you cold, and ultimately can affect the enjoyment of your trip.
For all trips, we suggest bringing a bathing suit or shorts, t-shirt, sandals that fasten securely or shoes, hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses, and a water bottle. During the summer months (July and August) most of our guests find they dry off quickly and don’t need much additional clothing.
We’ll raft as long as there isn’t hazardous lightning, but ultimately it’s up to you. If you are not comfortable with what Mother Nature is offering and would like to reschedule or cancel, (even the morning of the trip) we have a 100 % money-back policy, no questions asked.