Rafting Idaho’s Salmon River

Rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho is unlike anywhere else. As the longest un-dammed river in the U.S. and flowing through the lower 48s largest wilderness area, rafting trips on the Salmon River take kayakers and rafters on a whitewater vacation that is unmatched in wildlife, scenery, and adventure. Since this river is strictly controlled by snow melt, trips in late June or early July are typically going to have bigger waves. Salmon River rafting trips in late July or August are usually accompanied by less powerful rapids and warmer water.

Looking for a longer river vacation? We have a variety of incredible options for you.  The Grand Canyon of the Salmon trip floats through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states.  This is OTT's premier adventure.  The Canyons of the Lower Salmon is shorter, has incredible camping, and is very possibly the best trip in the country for kids ages 5-15.  Finally, we also have two and three day options on the Salmon River for those seeking an introductory experience to river life.

For those looking for a single day whitewater rafting trip on the Salmon River we have you covered as well. We run full and half-day trips on the Salmon River out of Riggins, Idaho, also known as the “whitewater capital” of Idaho.  These trips have incredible rapids and make for one of the best day trips in Idaho or ANY state.

  • 6-day Main Salmon – Grand Canyon of Idaho

    The Main Salmon, “River of No Return,” as it is known in Idaho is truly the Grand Canyon of the Gem State. This gorge, deeper than the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, is filled with thrilling whitewater, breathtaking scenery, wildlife, and spectacular camping. If you want to truly escape it all, grab your family, friends, and join us for 6 days in the heart of America’s largest wilderness!

  • 4-day Lower Salmon Canyons

    The Lower Salmon River is our premier family camping trip. With warm water, great weather, and perfect whitewater for both the adults and kids, the Lower Salmon River is simply as good as it gets for taking the kids camping and rafting. Check out this trip and start getting the sunscreen ready, you're going to need it. Trips are 3 or 4 days.

  • 2-day Salmon River Intro to river camping

    The Salmon River is a world famous river destination but many of the trips on the longest un-damned river in the country are just too long for many people. This two-day escape is perfect for anyone looking to have a quick escape, learn to inflatable kayak or just get the kids out sleeping under the stars. Join us for two days your family will always remember, rafting the Salmon River and sleeping on a beach, riverside.

  • Salmon River Thrill Seeker - Full Day

    Paddle an inflatable kayak in the easier whitewater of the morning and then hop in a group raft to take on the bigger rapids of the afternoon with your friends. This trip is for those who want to have multiple adventures in one great Salmon River day.    

  • Salmon River Full Day Rafting Trip

    Spending some time in Riggins or McCall Idaho and need a day of fun on the river? We have the perfect river trip for you. Learn to paddle an inflatable kayak or splash in a raft on the thrilling Riggins section of the Salmon River. Start the morning off in calmer water mastering your craft before taking on the bigger whitewater in the afternoon. Our skilled guides teach you everything you need to know so you can take on the rapids. Riding on a raft or learning to paddle an inflatable kayak, either way the whitewater of the Salmon River will give you a day to remember.

  • Salmon River 1/2 Day Rafting Trips

    Escape to Riggins, "the whitewater capital of Idaho" for an action packed half-day of whitewater, swimming and incredible scenery in the rugged Salmon River canyon. Paddle with your friends on a paddle raft, ride while someone rows, or paddle an inflatable kayak down the action packed and world famous Riggins half-day. Come in the early season for the, "Big Water Half-day" or the standard summer for the family friendly trip.

  • Main Salmon River - Row Your Own

    If you are rafter looking to get on the Main Salmon River but either did not pull a permit or would just like to run the river with guides to show you the lines and help find the best camps, this is the way to travel.  Row your own gear, bring your own friends, enjoy the river the way you like; but do it with local river guides showing you the way and making sure you don’t miss the hidden gems.  

  • Row Your Own Raft - Lower Salmon River

    4-days of big canyons, big beaches, big views, and big waves.  The Lower Salmon River in Idaho is an incredible Class III and III+ trip that is perfect for families or those who just love great camping, warm water and fun splashy rapids.  Bring your raft, cat boat, IK, SUP, hard shell etc and one bonus, we will motor you out across, “Snake Lake” so you can avoid the infamous row out from this trip.

  • Full Salmon River

    Discover the full majesty of Idaho’s wilderness with Orange Torpedo Trips on a 14-day Salmon River Rafting Trip from Corn Creek to Heller Bar. This all-encompassing journey through the heart of the ‘River of No Return’ offers a blend of thrilling Class III-IV rapids and serene floats, complemented by gourmet riverside dining and comfortable camping under the stars.

    For the complete Salmon River experience, adventurers can now choose to extend their voyage with an additional 6-day Middle Fork rafting trip, in partnership with a premier outfitter. This option adds an extra layer of excitement and exploration, ensuring a truly immersive river adventure.

    Book with us and navigate the entire length of the legendary Salmon River for an unforgettable 20-day expedition that combines excitement, relaxation, and the natural beauty of Idaho’s pristine landscapes.

  • Salmon River Bass Fishing Day Trip

    This is a great way to spend a summer day on the Salmon River.  The Salmon River near Riggins Idaho can be a premier destination for small-mouth bass fishing. Drift Boat Fishing for Smallmouth is perfect for all skill levels! Enjoy catch & release or take some home! These bass are unmatched in quality and offer an incredible fight!

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