2-Day Idaho Rafting Trip

2 Day Rafting and Overnight Beach Vacation

Salmon River The Best Rafting Idaho Has to Offer

A premier 2 day Salmon River rafting trip that fits anyone’s budget, the Salmon River offers great whitewater, hiking, hot springs and of course big beautiful beaches.  Rafting in Idaho has the perfect combination of relaxation and excitement.   This is a great rafting trip for not just families with our deluxe river camps and various activities that our guides will help you enjoy. We cater this trip for all types of groups and skill sets; whether you are looking for a couples only romantic weekend getaway or just a fun adventure vacation with your friends and family this trip is perfect.

Salmon River Trip Highlights

While enjoying the solitude and beauty of this canyon we often see Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Deer, and Eagles.  This adventure takes you through a spectacular section of the Salmon River Canyon, the 2nd deepest in North America. You will experience Granite rock walls, stately Pines and native wildflowers in this beautiful semi-arid canyon land.

Hiking, hot spring and fishing; you might enjoy a short hike to historic sites or impressive views of this beautiful canyon. Many of our guests enjoy soaking in a hot spring dug out of a log or explore a cave with hot water flowing through. Our guides will help those interested in fishing putting you or your family on some great fighting small mouth bass or trout.

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).


36 Miles

On Water


Your adventure begins as soon as you get in the van for a scenic ride to the launch site 30 miles from Riggins. An orientation at the river’s edge on safety will take place while your personal gear is loaded on the boats. Get ready for some fun with vinegar rapid just around the corner a tasty lunch stop on a sandy beach where you might take a hike up to a hot spring or pick wild blackberries and apricots. At about 4:30pm “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. A campfire after dinner and an astronomy lesson are the perfect bedtime rituals.

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 back into the boat. Enjoy a leisurely morning at camp, playing with the kids, going fishing or soaking up a book from our river library. At about 9:30am, the boats depart for a day of fun on the river. Learn about more historical sites, the geography of the river and watch your kids faces as they ride the rapids. Enjoy another gourmet lunch on a pristine white sand beach, play a game of frisbee or just relax. The afternoon whitewater is full of excitement with 7 class III to IV rapids in this last 10 miles. You will be brought back to the MRO store at around 5:00pm where you will have to say goodbye to your new friends and river guides.

What's Included

Prepare to be Pampered After your journey down the River of No Return you will arrive at camp, our guides will provide sun shade and have dinning area ready and chairs available for riverside lounging, playing games or relaxing in the shade. Your tent will be set up, sleeping pad inflated. Our kitchen and dinning area will be serving your favorite hot or cold drinks – Rafting in Idaho… What a life!

Where To Meet

With MRO you will only need to find yourself in Riggins at the Mountain River Outdoor Center the night before your launch date before 8:00 PM Mountain Time for a pre trip orientation. You will receive your complimentary MRO duffel and trip mug that you will keep as a souvenir at the end of your adventure. A personal dry bag and large camp bag with sleeping bag and pillow will be provided for you for the trip. There will be plenty of time to ask the guide any questions or purchase last minute items you may need for your trip at the Outdoor Center. The next morning you will be transported to the launch site where your rafts and guides will be waiting.

Vacation Planning | Custom Package Options

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.

Trip Packages and Rates

2 Day Raft and Beach Vacation
Adults ...$549.00 | Youth ...$395.00 (7-14)
2 Day of Whitewater Rafting on the famous Salmon River in Riggins, Idaho - fun for the whole family!

Includes all Transportation to and from Riggins, Idaho.

Trip Start: Vinegar Creek - Trip Ends: Old Lucille Boat Ramp

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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!

Yes, fishing is always available for those who have Idaho licenses and have requested fishing gear and tackle. The side streams and fishing around camp can be quite good when river conditions are good.  You are always welcome to bring your own tackle (fly rods) but there is no guarantees for loss or safety. We do have specific fishing trips available, ask our staff for details.

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