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Address: Lower Salmon River, Lewiston, ID
Phone Number: 866.836.9335
Description: The Salmon River Canyon is best seen by rafting or hiking. These guided...
The Salmon River Canyon is best seen by rafting or hiking. These guided tours give you insight on Native American history, early pioneers and more. The rapids are roller-coaster ride thrills, water is warm and camping on huge white sand beaches make you think you are on the Riviera.
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Beautiful

You must stop by the Salmon River as this is an awesome place. I even went for a swim as the temp outdoors was about 80 BUT the water was about 44. It was cold but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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458 reviews 458 reviews
110 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You must stop by the Salmon River as this is an awesome place. I even went for a swim as the temp outdoors was about 80 BUT the water was about 44. It was cold but worth it.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful and fun...when it is the heat of summer and early fall. Better yet, explore the Wallowa area and camp at Wallowa Lake. Impressive sculptures in Joseph, Washington...worth a trip.

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North Vernon, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Traveling through the canyons was spectacular. The views of the canyon walls with the river flowing along was definitely worth the trip. I would suggest the drive if you have time.

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Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took ROW Adventure's 5-day Salmon River Canyons Family Magic trip with our two adult kids and three grandkids. Fantastic rapids, not too scary for even little kids--youngest on our trip was 5--yet still exciting for the adults. Imagine pulling onto a white sand beach after a day on the water, to find chairs, an umbrella for shade, and a... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Salmon River Canyons, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and sorry for the delayed response. It's great to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful trip together! I appreciate you choosing ROW, and I hope you'll all join us again sometime. Cheers! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

OARS and the guides did a great job for our family. 5 days and 4 nights. Kids had a great time, food was excellent, and rapids were perfect for our kids (Class II and III's). Water was a bit washed out so fishing was not great.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a trip ,I am on my way back to Canada from Mexico in July. Flying at 35,000 feet I view this amazing river cut through the plains . Where am I ? Looking on the tv map- IDAHO .What a river system . I am back in Canada 5 kids and summer break . What to do ? research... More 

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Peter G, Owner at Salmon River Canyons, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review, and sorry for the delayed reply! I am so happy to hear that you had such a great time on your trip with us. Salmon River Canyons are really incredible. I look forward to you joining us again sometime! More 

San Francisco Bay Area
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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Truly, the people at ROW have this trip down. First, you can't even sign up for "Family Magic" trip unless you are bringing a kid or two (or more!) This means, fellow parents, that you don't have to stress about your darling child being a distraction or too loud or too... childish. Everyone there has a kid! The ROW team... More 

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ROWadventure, Manager at Salmon River Canyons, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you had a good time on our Family Magic trip! More 

Anacortes, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Plan on having lunch at an excellent little (the only one) German restaurant in Asotin. They close mid afternoon so plan on that. Food was authentic and outstanding. Ok, the drive is easy and pretty. Well worth it.

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

In July 2012 I stumbled upon a review of RowAdventures in National Geographic Traveler magazine. Whitewater Rafting was on my :bucket list" and this seemed to meet my criteria. My daughter (35) and I (62) chose the five day Salmon River experience. To say we were impressed would be a gross understatement! What a marvelous experience. There were ten of... More 

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ROWadventure, Manager at Salmon River Canyons, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We're so glad that you got to enjoy Idaho's hidden paradise with ROW Adventures. We hope you'll join us for another adventure soon...yachting in Croatia, perhaps? :) More 

TN
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We rafted the Grand Canyon last year and this year chose to raft the Lower Salmon. This was a family trip with an 11 year old. To compare, the Grand Canyon was muddy cold water, blazing hot temps, and rocky outcrops to camp on. We truly enjoyed the scenery and geologic features of the GC but had a terrible guide... More 

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