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Middle Fork of the Salmon River

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Address: Stanley, ID, ID 83278
Phone Number: 8008015146
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The 105-mile stretch of the Salmon River cuts through a highly inaccessible...

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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Fantastic river trip with my teen ager

Rafting the salmon with my teen age son was a treat. Chef gunyan's menu is fantastic and I was eager, each meal, to peer into his Dutch ovens to see what came next. A long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
Bryce Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Rafting the salmon with my teen age son was a treat. Chef gunyan's menu is fantastic and I was eager, each meal, to peer into his Dutch ovens to see what came next. A long trip with my teenager was a treat. Salmon river is a gem. Just scrolling my photos makes me eager to return. The guides that adventure... More 

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Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We just came off the river two days ago. It was such a great trip. I wanted the whole family to unplug and have an adventure. No phones or computers.......... We went with Middle Fork River Tours and they were excellent. We took 7 people and 5 of them we under 25. We all had such a good time! the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Middle Fork River Tours is an excellent outfitter! I highly recommend Clint Frank and crew. We have rafted various rivers through the years and our experience on the Middle Fork was wonderful. The early season big water, delicious food, rafting options , hot springs, hikes, and stories around the campfire are memories I will long cherish.

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portland, or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

As an inveterate traveler, I am always looking for new experiences. But some things are new every time--like rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE). I've lost track of how many times I've floated this river, in high and low water, but each day of each trip has been unique and special and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We enjoyed a great week on the Middle Fork with Canyons Inc. The scenery and wildlife was breathtaking. Canyons Inc were incredible. A trip like this is the best way to reset life, getting away form cities, screens and technology.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This was a 6 day raft trip with OARS that was oriented to fishing even tho only 2 (of the 6) clients fished. Amazing scenery. Solitude is unrivaled. The biggest surprise was the guides. Friendly and truly great cooks. I think I gained 10 lbs on the trip.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

As an Idaho Boy, I floated this every morning spring during high water. It was an amazing adventure as a kid!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have been rafting with Canyons on 6 trips down both the Main and Middle Fork. It was a spectacular experience- from the food to the sights to the rapids, hiking and special bonds I had/have with the guides and guests. My kids who are in their late teens/early twenties still rave about how fun the experience was. From the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

What a memorable trip! The guides were seasoned and professional: great cooks, geology experts, fantastic musicians, cool headed medics, charming storytellers and infinitely patient child wranglers. As many of us parents took the opportunity to enjoy the thrills of the river on kayaks, many a guide found him/herself captive to a non-stop tween gabfest. Their cheerful demeanor and just plain... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This September my husband and I made the 5 day rafting trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Rocky Mountain River Tours. This was an amazing trip and incredibly organized from pre-trip to take out. The guides were well trained, safety conscious and knowledgable about the river. We have never been on an outdoor camping/rafting expedition before... More 

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