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Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Middle Fork of the Salmon River
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The 105-mile stretch of the Salmon River cuts through a highly inaccessible and untamed part of Idaho's rugged countryside.
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DurhamDon
Durham, NC3 contributions
We spent six incomparable days rafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Middle Fork Adventures was fantastic--the guides made sure our experience was glorious (& I'm comparing to rafting trips I've taken all over North America). The river is wild and scenic, with hot springs, waterfalls and beautiful terrain. The food was outstanding, the campsites were great. It was the most relaxing and rewarding vacation I've had in years. Thanks, MFA!
Written August 5, 2022
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David S
Aptos, United States12 contributions
MFRE has selected the best and most competent river guides who adapt immediately to changing water levels and the unexpected (wildfires, etc). They are professional, yet very friendly and open to answering any question, or proving help when needed. We had full faith in them rowing us safely through the wildest rapids. They are also full of historical information, local lore, fishing tips, etc. The variety of food they prepared was excellent, healthy and the treats from the Dutch Ovens were perfect every night. Sitting around the campfire listening to the music of Moors & McCumber was an enjoyable end to the day, with their sense of humor, and mastery of instruments.
The middle fork is gorgeous and full of wildlife, and a once in a lifetime experience.....MFRE staff made it particularily memorable.
Written August 18, 2021
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playoutdoorsgirl
San Francisco, CA78 contributions
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Awesome river experience! Northwest Rafting does an amazing job of giving you a knockout river experience, either on a raft or in a paddle boat or in inflatable kayaks. Your gear is unloaded when you arrive in camp; chairs are set up and the meals are a culinary delight and plenty of food; the tents are easily pitched and the guides will give a hand where needed. The guides also are well versed in the geology and natural history of the river and give presentations and are ready to answer questions. Did I mention the hot springs?!
This was my fifth trip w/ Northwest Rafting and they never fail to amaze me! They also are great w/ taking experienced hard shell kayakers and there are loads of play waves!
Written July 8, 2022
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Narda P
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I've been with other companies, and yet MFRE is better on every level! The guides are knowledgeable about the river, the wilderness, fish, plants and animals... and preparing fabulous food! The guides have tremendous experience, which put me at ease so I could enjoy my time riding the rapids. There were surprises and delights every day, the WOW factor they called it!
Written August 24, 2021
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Sally C
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WOW! What a great river rafting company! The trip was well organized. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and so skilled on the river. They put together healthy meals that were over the top 3 times a day. The equipment that we used ( dry bags, sleeping bags & tents ) were in excellent condition and quality made. Overall everything was awesome!
Written August 23, 2021
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Naani S
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We had an incredible trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon river with Middle Fork River Expeditions. They are some of the kindest, most skillful guides we've ever encountered and the experience they provided was outstanding. Not to mention, the guides all happen to also be incredible chefs. We recommend Middle Fork River Expeditions whole-heartedly!
Written June 23, 2020
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Robert Weylandt
Houston, TX1 contribution
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is an amazing place -- six days in a wilderness area. Fun rapids, some relaxing smooth stretches, hot springs, great hikes, and spectacular scenery. But what really makes the trip extraordinary is Northwest Rafting Company and its guides. They really work hard to make the experience a truly memorable one. Of course, safety is a priority for them, but they work to make sure everyone is having a great trip.
Written August 7, 2022
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Brent S
3 contributions
Friends
My wife and I rafted down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. This was a 6-day, 5-night trip; we had a great time! The people associated with NW Rafting we’re professional, safety conscious, warm and friendly. I’d highly recommend NW Rafting and this trip.
Written August 6, 2022
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Joan Cassiani
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I experienced river-rafting and Idaho for the first time last week. What comes to mind? Majestic scenery, fresh mountain air, clear invigorating waters and thrilling rides over a multitude of rapids. The trip is an immersion in nature at its purest and provides the opportunity to peacefully separate from the busy pace of daily life.
The crew is filled with impressive, experienced, talented, personable and ever-so-accommodating individuals. They work HARD so travelers can enjoy completely. These folks are the heart of the experience.

I heartily endorse Middle Fork River Expeditions!
Written June 27, 2021
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snanderbatch
New York City, NY6 contributions
Just finished a 6 day trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Northwest Rafting. It was truly an amazing trip. Besides the spectacular scenery, Zach and his guides really made the trip. Not only were they were professional and put our comfort and safety first, they were really awesome people to hang out with. The food was great and there was plenty of good drinks (they even had fancy Scotch!) It really felt like a trip you went on with your friends or family. They all shared great stories about the history of the river. There were kids on the trip and they were really great with them too. I can't recommend this trip or Northwest Rating more. I am definitely going to do another trip with them, probably on the Rouge River but maybe even the trip to Bhutan!
Written August 1, 2020
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