White Water Rafting

Full Day Whitewater Raft Trip

Riggins Idaho Rafting | Salmon River

The Best Rafting Trips in Riggins Idaho

Enjoy a fun filled 20 miles of whitewater rafting, swimming, water fighting, or hearing about river lore and history of Salmon River. Experience a fun and exciting day with your friends and family with one of our knowledgeable guides. 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. Rafting trips in Riggins Idaho known as Idaho’s white water capital is nestled between the Seven Devil Mountains, Gospel Hump and Frank Church Wilderness area’s.

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. The serenity of the canyon and the thrill of the whitewater makes this a fun filled adventure everyone will love.

Mountain River Outfitters offers the best Riggins Idaho rafting trips, great for all experience levels, let us customize a trip that is right for you and your family or group. The thrill of running the whitewater with our professional rafting guides will create a summer adventure everyone will love.

Trip Details

River Rating

Class III - IV

Depending on water levels.

Minimum Age

7 yrs.

Must be older during high water periods (May – mid June).


20 Miles

On Water


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.

What's Included

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.

Lunch – There 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.

White Water
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.

Where To Meet

To embark on your rafting adventure, make your way to the MRO main office/S & S Outfitters Store located at 1323 Main St on Hwy 95 in Riggins, Idaho. Our welcoming spot is situated on the south end of Riggins, and we recommend arriving a early for your trip launch. Ample parking is provided, and you’ll find facilities such as bathrooms and a selection of beverages including coffee, cold drinks, beer, and wine. Additionally, explore our array of gift items. Plan to allocate extra time both before and after your rafting excursion to savor a beverage and unwind on the patio, surrounded by your guides, family, and friends. 

Group Packages - Adventure Options

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.

Private Groups:
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 rafting vacation together can be a daunting task. Mountain River Outfitters specializes in world-class adventures, 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.

Salmon River Map | Riggins, Idaho

Trip Packages and Rates

Full Day Whitewater Raft Trip
Adults ...$119.00 | Youth ...$95.00 (7-14)
Experience the excitement of navigating through the Salmon River's challenging rapids and create unforgettable memories with your family. Enjoy 20 miles of fun and adventure along with a riverside gourmet lunch on a beautiful white sand beach.

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Immerse yourself in the expansive Idaho backcountry with a repertoire of activities crafted to offer unparalleled experiences. With 30 Years of experience we understand the essence of a perfect river vacation, and we are dedicated to make it a reality for every trip.

Setting a benchmark in personalized service, your journey with us is not just a trip; it’s an immersive, tailor-made experience that encapsulates the true essence of the Idaho wilderness. Welcome to MRO where quality, passion, and an unwavering commitment converge to create memories that last a lifetime.

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Fun and Professional Guides
Our knowledgeable guides share the river canyon’s history, fun whitewater and incredible riverside camping. 
More than Just Rafting
Itinerary is designed to visit many different points of interest, taking advantage of pictograph sites, pioneer homesteads, Chinese rock houses/mine sites, and natural wonders in the river canyon.
We Set Up Camp & Kitchen
A gear boat and guide travels ahead to set up camp, including your tent and a complete dinning area with tables and chairs. Few outfitters do this and it allows you more time to spend with your family on the river or at camp, we take care of it all!
MRO is an award-winning, Idaho outfitter family owned and operated on the Salmon River for over 20 years.
5 Star Safety record
Knowledgeable support staff from Beginning to End
Let us customize the perfect experience pre and post trip.
Personal Attention
Guide-to-Guest ratio is 1:3,4. Meaning one guide for every 3-4 guests.
Attention to detail
Highly evolved systems to ensure the highest quality experiences, safety and comfort. 
Sharing the Passion creating friendships
Guides join you at all meals, sharing conversation and laughter at meal times and around the campfire.
Deluxe camping
River glamping where all camping gear, tents, sleeping bags and thick mattresses pads are provided.  The highest quality of food and Award winning meals prepared for you and your dietary needs.
Complimentary wine, juice and assorted flavored sparkling waters, soda, all in moderate quantities, is provided.  We always have plenty of ice!

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.