Enjoy a fun filled 20 miles of white water, swimming, water fighting, or hearing about river lore and history of the Salmon River. Experience a fun and exciting day with your friends and family with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Your journey begins with a beautiful van or bus ride up the river corridor to Spring Bar where you will launch onto one of the most popular rafting stretches of the famous Salmon River. You will experience such rapids as Ruby, Lake Creek, Time Zone, Trap, Ladder and more. You will have plenty of time to relax on a white sand beach and swim or play a game of Frisbee while you savor our delicious riverside cuisine. Riggins is Idaho’s white water capital is nestled between the Seven Devil Mountains and the Gospel Hump and Frank Church Wilderness area’s. The serenity of the canyon and the thrill of the whitewater makes this a fun filled family adventure.
MRO offers the best Idaho rafting trips for all experience levels we will customize a trip that is right for you and your family. The thrill of running the whitewater with our professional rafting guides will create a summer adventure everyone will love.
Depending on water levels.
Must be older during high water periods (May – mid June).
After everyone has checked in we will shuttle you 12 miles to Spring Bar where you will get fitted in a life jacket and receive a brief river safety orientation from one of the guides. There will be a nice river side lunch served mid way through your trip. At the conclusion we will shuttle you back to the Mountain River Outdoor Center where we have changing rooms and souvenirs for your convenience. We have dry bags on the boats for any extra personal items you want to bring. Where and when: Your white water rafting trip in Riggins, Idaho starts with you meeting your guides at the Mountain River Outdoor Center on Hwy 95. Park across the street in the City Park Parking Area at 9:00am mountain time.
The best rafts and gear:
After a 12 mile shuttle to Spring Bar you will get fitted in a life jacket and receive a brief river safety orientation from one of the guides. With MRO all of our rafts are top of the line along with all safety equipment. We use rafts that were designed for the best ride on the Salmon River, we will also have inflatable kayaks by request for those looking for a bit more personal adventure.
LunchThere will be a nice river side lunch served mid way through your trip. We pride ourselves on the freshest ingredients and provide an array of delicious items for everyone on the trip, we have gluten free and vegetarian options by request as well.
The Salmon River is famous for its big drops and big waves with calm water in between to make for the perfect rafting adventure the whole family will enjoy. You can choose your adventure with the higher water flows and cooler water in the Spring May and June or the most popular warm water months of July, August and September.
You will need to find yourself in Riggins, Idaho at the Mountain River Outdoor Center on Hwy 95. Park across the street in the City Park Parking Area at 9:00am mountain time
Pre Trip Travel Information:
There are many travel options to consider in planning your Idaho rafting vacation. Simply give us a call and we’ll discuss your options and help arrange everything for you.
Multi-Sport Packages available with many of our other adventure activities and wilderness lodging. Choose from Jet Boat tours on the Salmon or Snake River, Fishing or Wilderness Escapes at the Ram House or China Bar Lodge. If you would like our staff to help with additional lodgings with us or local motels we will be glad to assist you.
Family reunions, corporate retreats, youth groups, boy scouts and organizations of any kind. Get your own private, exclusive trip with just the members of your group. Earn a free trip as the group leader!
MRO makes it easy
We understand that putting a group vacation together can be a daunting task. Mountain River Outfitters specializes in world-class group vacations, customized to fit your needs. A passion to provide the best rafting vacations in Idaho ensures that your group has the experience of a lifetime. MRO provides all of your equipment, prepares scrumptious meals according to a menu designed around your group so you can relax and enjoy your vacation!
How to book your group
Simply give us a call and let us know your desired trip date and the approximate number of guests in your group we will block those spots to make sure your entire group is taken care of. If people within your group are paying individually, all they have to do is mention your name or the group name.
No other outfitter offers our quality, professionalism and methods for ensuring exceptional service and attention to detail. We know what makes the perfect river vacation, and we are committed to providing this for every trip. We have the lowest guide to guest ratio to ensure personalized attention and uncrowded boats.
Absolutely! You will want to capture the stunning scenery. A waterproof camera with extra batteries and a memory card is highly recommended. While many guests use their smartphones, please realize you will not have cell service or power source for charging and we highly recommend a waterproof case. Portable power banks are a great source for recharging.
What should I do if I fall out of the boat? Before you go on any trip you’ll be given a riverside orientation that explains all swift water instructions on what to do if you fall in and rescue scenarios along with how to float in the river. Most new river runners after a few days on the water enjoy jumping out of the raft or falling out of the boat, it’s exciting. The only way to minimize your risk of falling out is to hold on and listen to your guides instructions. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. Follow your guide’s instructions and your “swim” could be the most exciting part of your trip!
There is too much going on for fishing to be included.
Call us to add a drift boat or jet boat fishing trip with one of our fishing guides for the day before or after your rafting trip.