Idaho River Adventures
Idaho River Adventures
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Multi-day ToursRiver Rafting & TubingFishing Charters & Tours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon is like no other. Situated in the largest Wilderness Area in the lower 48, the 105 mile long Middle Fork of the Salmon cuts the Frank Church-River of no Return Wilderness Area directly in half. You will see Native American cultural sites, remnants of early Euro-American homesteaders, and wildlife including bald eagles and osprey, mule deer, Rock Mountain bighorn sheep, river otter, and many others. The Middle Fork of the Salmon was one of the eight original river sections designated in 1968 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and has been managed as a catch-and-release, blue Ribbon Trout fishery since 1973 making it the best dry-fly fishing Wilderness experiences in the World. You will not be disappointed with a trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon.
Stanley, Idaho
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Rip Y
Brentwood, TN11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I wanted to create a rite of passage type of experience for my three kids as they moved from elementary to middle school (11 yo). Dustin has now taken me and my wife and all three kids down the Middle Fork over three separate trips. I would never consider another outfitter. Dustin is a veteran of the river, he's honest and straight forward, he's caring, and he puts a lot of effort into building the guide teams, curating the menus, ensuring your safety, and making sure you experience the river in all of its wonderful wildness! We have made friends with people from all over the country and would highly recommend Dustin and Idaho River Adventures. Stop thinking about it and book your trip - you won't regret it! I just got off the river last week and I'm already looking forward to trip # 4!
Written July 7, 2021
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ShubhdeepK
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Right from the start of the process of the booking to the final drop off in Salmon, Dustin was prompt, helpful and insightful. He was easy to reach and talk to, giving us necessary info and making the booking and follow up process easy. He was accommodating when we missed the orientation. The crew was excellent! They were funny, accommodating and in good spirits throughout. We had an absolute blast with them, specially Max, but all the guides: Katie, Ryan. Joan, Bevon, Hannah, Taylor, and Owen were just super! The meals were plentiful, nutritious and thoughtful considering we were the only 3 vegetarians in the group of 30. Recommend 10/10.
Written July 14, 2021
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Michelle
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Spending a week on the Middle Fork of the Salmon has been on my bucket list for years. Idaho River Adventures is the perfect outfitter to make the dream happen! From the start, Dustin’s excellent communication helped us feel well prepared and excited for our adventure. Our group, ranging from 8 years to 70’s, took a short flight into the Frank to meet our guides and boats. It was our guides, Taylor, Madi, Ryan, Owen, Chloe, Blaine and Jack who really made the trip magical. They shared their passion for not only the river, but the people, history and fish that make this space so incredible. We splashed through rapids, road the duckie, took hikes and fished our way downstream to wonderful camps. Late afternoons into the evenings, we shared delicious and plentiful meals and laughter before falling into a comfortable sleep. I have a new appreciation for the efforts our guides, Dustin and IRA put into ensuring we have such a memorable experience. I am already anticipating another journey with this crew and encourage anyone to do it. It changes you.
Written August 12, 2023
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angieh
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
After dreaming of doing this trip for 15 years, we spent 6 days with Idaho River Adventures on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Dustin helped organize our trip, always got back to us promptly, and gave wonderful packing advise.
More than anything, the guides were extremely professional. Every one of them watched out for us, kept us safe, made us amazing meals and spent time after dinner telling stories with all of us. They made the rainy days as comfortable as possible and joined all of us in our enthusiasm for the sunny days.
We have been on many river trips, but IRA and their crew made this one very unforgettable. We will be back, and hopefully with the new friends we made.
Written July 2, 2022
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Mike B
Seattle, Washington, United States10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Our trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon river with Idaho River Adventures was truly one of the best vacation of our lives (ages 61 and 64). The river and scenery were fantastic. The guides were warm and engaging, 100% on top of everything we encountered, and worked their asses off to set up our camps and cook excellent meals. We had the rare experience in the modern world of being totally unplugged and were able to appreciate every minute of it thanks to the attention to detail, caring, and skill of Dustin and team.
Written August 18, 2022
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Stacy G
Lewisburg, PA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
We had a phenomenal trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon with the Idaho River Adventure crew. They made everyone feel like family and were great at explaining what we needed to do while navigating the rapids. At every camp, they prepared delicious, fresh food. They were also extremely competent when unexpected events occurred. I highly recommend Dustin and his team for your rafting adventures!
Written July 18, 2022
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cybersue2017
Aspen, CO15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My husband, Lee, and myself just returned from a 6 day raft trip with Idaho River Adventures on the Main Salmon. What a fabulous trip. It was well organized, communication among guides and owner, Dustin Aherin, were clear, the equipment was new and functional and the food was fabulous. We had 2 birthdays on the trip celebrated with carrot cake and chocolate cake. We had the pleasure and opportunity to be with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable river guides in the West, Jon Barker. He guided us down the River on his 32ft mother ship holding all our gear and food. His experience on the Salmon River could be called unparalleled. His father, Jon AK Barker, started Barker River Trips about 50 years ago in Lewiston, ID, and son Jon became a guide at an early age.
Written July 16, 2022
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Tom U
Chappaqua, NY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Amazing guides (Ryan, Katie, Steve, Jack, Chloe, Blaine, and Taylor) took us safely and expertly down the Middle Fork for 6 days that will forever be etched in my memory for the fun, camaraderie, sights, sounds and fun (not a typo in saying it twice!). Food was outstanding as were the tents and sleeping bags. Will do again as time permits. Thank you, Dustin and IRA!!
Written July 12, 2022
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Shane D
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What an amazing experience! Our group of seven friends travelled from around the US and Canada and met up for this trip. Our already high expectations were exceeded a thousand fold. The guides were so skilled, energetic, fun and they worked so hard to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. The food was insane. The scenery was surreal. The campsites were great. The trip made me see our environment in a whole new light. I would do this trip again in a heart beat.
Written July 18, 2022
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Phil from Golden
United States73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I did the Middle Fork of the Slamon in late June and early July. It was a great trip. the guides were incredibly good. The food was fabulous. The service was excellent. The river and scenery are incredible. It is fun to travel down through so many zones. The rapids are really neat, but it is the crew that makes it such an exceptional adventure. they are so attentive to everyone's needs, at the same time as they are safety conscience.
Written July 8, 2022
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