4-Day Lower Salmon Trip

  • $1449 adult
  • $749 children 10 and under

Trip Details

Salmon River Multi Day Rafting

Journey into the heart of Nez Perce county as you travel along 55 awe-inspiring miles of the Salmon River’s lower gorge. Led by experienced guides, this trip is ideal for families and we provide all meals and snacks. Available in July, August and September. Please schedule well in advance.

  • $1449 adult
  • $749 children 10 and under


Group discounts for Whitewater Rafting:
10–19 people—10% off entire trip
20–30 people—20% off entire trip
We offer a $10 discount to all Brundage season pass holders who select our full-day whitewater rafting trip.

Please note:

  • All trips leave from and return to our shop at 2 Salmon River Road. in Riggins, ID.
  • There is a 2-person minimum for our trips.
  • Gratuity is greatly appreciated if you feel your guide made your trip exceptional.

The River

The River

The Legendary Salmon River

Perfect for newcomers and experienced rafters alike, the Salmon River is the longest stretch of free flowing water in the lower 48 states. It drifts past miles of breathtaking mountains and craggy cliffs with world-famous roller coaster rapids. It offers some of the best rafting in Idaho—and some of its best white sand beaches. The Salmon is steeped in history too, and is home to Native American pictographs, old Chinese miner cabins and much more. Lewis and Clark named it the “River of no Return” because of its untamed waters and unforgettable beauty.



For all overnight rafting trips, lodging is available at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. If you stay there, mention you are rafting with H2O Idaho for an outfitter’s discount! You can reach the lodge at 1-877-957-2743.


The following lists include the gear you will need to bring and the gear we provide. Keep in mind layering clothing is good help to maximize your comfort. The boats have dry storage that can be used to keep compact cameras, sunscreen and any other small personal items you will want easy access to. (Video cameras, if brought, need to be sturdy and compact size.)


  • Sun Protection
    • Waterproof sunscreen
    • Sunscreen lip balm
    • Sunglasses w/straps
    • Cap or visor
  • Swimming suit and/or shorts (quick drying material)
  • River shoes (sandals w/heel straps or sneakers)
  • Jacket & pants (polypropylene, polar fleece, wool), materials that provide warmth when wet. Cotton is not recommended, as it will cool the body when wet.
  • Camera and film (a disposable waterproof camera works well)
  • Prescription Drugs, allergy medicines, etc., or any special dietary needs (packed to handle bumps). These will be carried in dry bags, accessible at all times.
  • A 15%-20% gratuity is standard for quality guide service


  • Light-weight pants and top
  • Nylon jacket and pants
  • Camp shoes (athletic type shoe)
  • Towel & Toiletry items
  • Small flashlight w/extra batteries
  • Your favorite evening beverages (please check w/us about glass containers)
  • We provide tents and sleeping bags but you're welcome to bring your own
  • Please…No guns, dogs, stereos or cell phones
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • For early season floats or you cold-blooded people…
    • Polypro long underwear (tops and bottoms)
    • Polypro/fleece/or wool cap, gloves or mitts and socks


  • Hearty meals beginning on the first day w/lunch and ending w/lunch on the last day of the trip
  • Complimentary glass of wine at dinner
  • Bottled water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, juices and snacks
  • Eating utensils (cups, silverware, plates)
  • Ice for beverages
  • Quality whitewater life jackets
  • Wetsuits, booties, splash jackets, fleece jackets and rain gear if needed
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags and pillows
  • Comfortable self-inflating sleeping pads
  • Camp chairs and kitchen tables
  • First aid supplies