River Rafting the Salmon, Idaho
Flowing through the Payette, Challis and Salmon National Forest, the Salmon River covers a 100 mile trek in the state of Idaho. As it passes through the country’s largest wilderness expanse, the Salmon traverses some of the most scenic landscapes of the country and offers, those who dare to raft through it, picturesque glimpses of nature. To those looking for the best combinations of quiet vacations amidst nature and excitement of rafting whitewaters, going on a rafting trip to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River can prove to be some of the best options.
Characterized primarily by Class III-IV rapids, the Middle Salmon forms the perfect rafting destination for those looking for adventurous rafting experiences. Especially from June to September, the middle Salmon, complete with the Tappan Falls and Powerhouse rapids, form one of the favorite destinations of experienced rafters with an advanced level of rafting skills. In the months of July and August, families looking for smooth rafting vacations, can go for trips on the Salmon.
Complete with hot water springs, attractive lush green fields and crystal clear waterfalls, the Salmon offers a variety of exploration options to rafters and tourists. Those interested can also go for short hiking trips and explore the 120 historical sites of archaeological interest located in nearby areas. Abounding in salmons, trouts and steelheads, fishing is another common recreational option available at the Salmon River; and if you love to have a view of the wildlife, the population of deer, beavers, cougar, bighorn sheep and bears inhabiting the canyon will surely impress you with their primitive beauty.