orientation at the river's edge on safety will take place while your personal
gear is loaded to boats. After a few miles of fun roller coaster style
rapids a tasty lunch stop on a sandy beach will help you take in the Salmon
River Canyons. At about 4pm "river time" camp will be waiting after you have
had several miles of river fun. Your tent will be ready and your
sleeping pad inflated when you arrive. Splash with the kids, build a
real sand castle, play a game or chat with the other adults as the kids are
entertained by one of the guides. Enjoy Hors d'oeuvres about an hour
before the main dinner course is served.
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Our morning spread will be out at 6:00am that will
include coffee, tea, coco and all your favorite fixins, breakfast is served
around 7:30am. Pack up your personal gear while the guides make the
kitchen disappear into back on the boat. Enjoy a leisurely morning at
camp, playing with the kids, going fishing or soaking up a book from our
At about 9:30am, the boats depart for a day of family fun on the river.
Learn about more historical sites, the geography of the river and watch your
kids faces as they ride the rapids. Indian rock art is interpreted for
you by the guides, you will ride the rapids of "Green and Cougar Canyon".
Enjoy the wildlife and scenery through the afternoon before camping for the
night on one of the largest sandy beaches of any river canyon. A
campfire after dinner and an astronomy lesson are the perfect bedtime
rituals to create the family time for which this trip is known.
"Snowhole Canyon" is filled with lofty waves and
rapids with names like "Lorna's Lulu, Bunghole, the Gobbler, and Bodacious
Bounce. The memories made on this day are filled with rapids that will last
for a lifetime. Add to this the Offsprey and Eagles soaring overhead
and the rustic cabins of early settlers and you've just realized you have
escaped the ordinary and entered the extraordinary only mother nature can
bring. At camp you'll see familiar games on the beach like horseshoes,
volleyball, boccee ball and frisbee but we also have a few MRO river games
your sure to love. Many choose to join a hike up a mountainside for
another perspective of the river and canyon. Hors d'oeuvres, dinner, a
crackling fire and clean air will fill your senses for a family rafting
vacation like no other.
You may swim a gentle rapid with the kids just before you enter "Blue
Canyon" where indigo colored igneous rock creates a majestic apearance and
large rapids. The pace of the river picks up as it enters the Devil's Slide,
Sluice Box and Eye of the Needle rapids.
The Salmon "River of No Return" you're family has loved joins with the
mightier flow of the Snake River at the lower end of colossal Hell's Canyon.
Riding on twice the flow, there are some big waves on the Snake River,
Oregon and Idaho share the Snake River as a boundary line between the two
states. A final big lunch is shared, along with group photos before loading
on the jet boat for the ride up Hells Canyon to Pittsburgh landing on the
Snake river then a short van shuttle back to Riggins.
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Escape... the Ordinary!
For Reservations Call:
Mountain River Outfitters, LLc.
411 N. Main
Riggins, Idaho 83549