River Trips: Middle Fork of the Salmon, Idaho

The options can be daunting, so we've narrowed it down to five trips you shouldn't miss.

Jul 15, 2013
Outside Magazine
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Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, ID.    Photo: Justin Bailie

WHEN: May 28–September 3

No other weeklong trip offers this level of whitewater (Class III–IV) coupled with absurdly great trout fishing. Permits are first come, first served in the off-season; in the peak season, it’s a 1-in-25 chance. OARS runs six-day trips ($2,297), or hit up Blackadar Boating (from $575 for five days) to get outfitted for your own trip.