"A Dynamic River Dropping 3000 feet in elevation"

The Best trips on the middle fork


As the premiere alpine river in the country, the Middle Fork of the Salmon drops 3000ft in its 100 mile course providing heart pounding whitewater excitement with crystal clear waters. It is a wonderfully diverse river with whitewater ranging from long technical rapids that require precise maneuvering, to exhilarating drops at Velvet and Tappan Falls.The big waves of Impassable Canyon offer a fantastic finish to this exciting whitewater trip. There are over 80 rapids in all with the largest being class IV. Our guide staff are excellent high and low water boatmen and look forward to the challenges of the Middle Fork each summer.

If you are looking for an adventure: play on the whitewater, hike, unplug, connect with quality humans, to be awestruck by some of the best landscape on the planet, this is the trip you should take. Middle Fork River Tours is a five star outfit. The guides are top notch, knowledgeable about the Frank Church Wilderness, personable, fun and down to earth. If this does leave an imprint nothing will.
Jenn – Tripadvisor (Click Here)


Family raft trips are truly our favorite. We have a young family and love seeing the world through the eyes of our children, always exciting, mostly inspiring, never dull. If you want to experience a family vacation you and your kids will never forget, the Middle Fork is certainly that trip and more. Imagine floating through the lower 48’s largest wilderness area past incredible canyons, casting for hungry trout, while running world class whitewater with your kids right by your side! Once in camp, take a swim, hike to a hot spring, play a game of horseshoes, or just simply relax and enjoy each other. This is a trip with no cell phones or video games, it is a trip about an incredible river that has the power to bring families together creating memories that will last a lifetime. June trips with high water are good for children 14 and up while July and August launches are perfect for families with children of all ages.

“Wow! What a great time with friends and family. We had 6 kids ranging from age 8 to 11 and they made memories and pen pals for years to come. This is a DO NOT MISS trip. The guides were great as well. They kept an eye out and made the rapids super fun for the kids. The food was outstanding as well. See you again soon. We will rebook!”
Justin S – Tripadvisor (Click Here)


The Middle Fork is renowned for it’s West Slope Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout fishing. Please bring rods in a hard case to prevent breakage while in the rafts. You will need to pick up an Idaho fishing license online at the Idaho Fish and Game website. The Stanley Fly Shop offers an excellent selection of flies and they put together a fly box made specifically for the Middle Fork. The Salmon River Fly Box in Salmon, ID also offers flies and gear. Fishing regulations are catch and release only with single barbless hooks.

Our mid July river tour featured great guides, great food, great scenery and awesome fishing. Clint and his excellent cast of guides provided a memorable experience. Their attention to our comfort and safety were paramount. Wouldn’t have changed anything. Learned a ton about fishing, the area’s history, and highlights along the way. The crystal clear water was a delight as were the hot springs, side trails and hikes, and wildlife along the way. If this type of adventure is on your radar, this would be the organization to book it with!
Chris W – Tripadvisor (Click Here)

Explore The Middle fork

Middle Fork River Tours is committed to providing exceptional rafting and fishing trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Our trips are all inclusive and we offer you a service complete with everything needed to enjoy the river. Expert guides, top-notch equipment, delicious food, detailed camps, and an adventure that will instill lifelong memories is our promise. Thank you for visiting our website and please join us for a first-class whitewater rafting experience on the legendary Middle Fork of the Salmon.

trip availabilities

We are excited to announce that we have a variety of openings for 2024, 2025, 2026. Check out our available seats and book your trip! As always, we can’t wait to see you on the river 😎

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