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Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Stanley, ID, ID 83278
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Best Rafting Company on the Middle Fork

Just spent five days in high water on the Middle Fork. Clint and his team of rafting guides... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Middle Fork River Expeditions - the best in Salmon River rafting

There are so many reasons to use MRFE for your rafting adventure. If you're planning a Middle Fork... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gainesville, Georgia
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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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Stanley, ID, ID 83278

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just spent five days in high water on the Middle Fork. Clint and his team of rafting guides provided an exceptional experience for all. They were clearly very competent in navigating the high water. Arriving at camp with all of our tents already set up...More

Thank tamarawoodbury
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many reasons to use MRFE for your rafting adventure. If you're planning a Middle Fork trip, they are the most experienced. There's the unbelievable food, the special swimming holes, the river history, the amazing guides. Planning another trip here next year. They're...More

Thank cwwm55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finished a 6 day trip in June with my 15 year old daughter. I've been rafting all over the world and MFRE delivered a fantastic and memory filled experience! MFRE designed a trip that was a wonderful mix of: exciting rafting, interesting side hikes, incredible...More

Thank Ed D
JamesEllsworth, Owner at Middle Fork of the Salmon River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Ed for the review. Hope you had a safe travel home and we hope to see you again. Have a wonderful rest of your summer.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 5 day rafting trip with our family of 5 in May. Because of the late snowmelt, the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was too dangerous, so we were taken to the Bruneau River. We had an incredible time! We had 5...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us had planned this multi-day raft trip for a while; during the interim our original raft company was sold and became Adventure Idaho. We were assured that our original agreement and amenities would be honored. Upfront, the guides were very...More

Thank Tante1332
JamesEllsworth, associate at Middle Fork of the Salmon River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

there is no such company with the name Adventure Idaho. Could it be another name?

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Our trip was amazing- and our guides were fabulous. I thought we might be bored after a couple of days - but that was not the case at all. We were with a group of people who we didn't know well, but the river and...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I enjoyed rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River so much in July 2012, that !I returned in June 2016 this time with Adventure Sun Valley. The guides and the service they provided was excellent! Great food! Great time all week long!

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We traveled with friends on an O.A.R.S. rafting trip. I really did not know what to expect as I was a first timer. We had perfect weather & great guides (Ned, Ashley, Shed, Prester, Diego, Steve, & Wyatt). The guides make the trip. They cooked...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Most amazing trip I've ever taken! Gorgeous country. Went with Middle Fork River Tours and couldn't have been happier with the service or the trip!

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've rafted both the Main and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, with different outfitters. Both were excellent. This summer we did a five day trip with Middle Fork River Tours (MFRT) and I can enthusiastically recommend them. The middle fork is a wilderness area,...More

3  Thank Alan B
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I'm trying to decide if I should do a middle fork rafting trip mid-June. I'm concerned about it being too cold. I did the Grand Canyon rafting trip last May and we were freezing the entire trip. Can anyone who has rafted the middle fork in June let me know when and what the air and water temperatures were. Thank you.
7 March 2016|
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Response from TpcamATL |
We took this trip in August and found it difficult to fall asleep before midnight. The rock walls absorb daytime solar energy and radiates heat well into the night.
I have my family that wants to come.. my mom (there grandmother) died a few years back and let us a small amount of money to do something fun.. I've always wanted to do this 4,5,6, days whatever you can make work.. I have 1 son (38) who has a wife (38 or 39) and they have 2 grandkids.... a boy Calvin age 7 and a granddaughter age 10 I alo as have a daughter 35. She has 2 boys ages 6 & 14. All my grandchildren ar very nic/ and well Manard. . So having said all that I don't know the difference between the main fork the middle fork...what I would like is latter in the season the wat r won't be so high.. (I'm lookin for more of a float trip than a white water experience. . If you know what i mean. Thanks for everything in advance....
24 April 2015|
Response from Danilo B | Property representative |
Thanks for contacting us in regards to our river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. It is a perfect trip for multi generation families. In late Aug , the water levels are low which makes it for an easy ride with lots of... More
Hi, can you tell me which outfitter company you went with? There would be 7 adult family members in our group and given the expense of a trip like this, I want to pick the right company to take care of our trip. Thank you in advance for any insights you have to offer.
9 January 2015|
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Response from middlefork | Property representative |
Hi, My name is James and I own Middle Fork River Expeditions so I am biased in my opinion. We are mostly sold out for July 2015, but still have space in June and August if interested. If you want a list of all outfitters... More