Join Middle Fork Wilderness Outfitters on America’s premier wilderness river – the Middle Fork of the Salmon.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River runs through the Frank Church Wilderness Area, the largest protected wilderness area in the continental US, and is considered to be one of the legendary multi-day whitewater rafting trips in the world.
Truly a wilderness adventure, the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork descends 2700 feet in 100 miles of free flowing river, coursing its way over 100+ rapids ranging from class I to class IV. A Middle Fork trip will take you through dense, high alpine forests, along hillsides covered with sage and mountain mahogany, and in the last 20 miles, through the Impassible Canyon, with its sheer granite cliffs rising to heights greater than those of the Grand Canyon
FLY FISHING THE MIDDLE FORK
Fishing for Westslope Cutthroat Trout in this blue ribbon fishery is unparalled, giving dry fly fisherman the thrill of seeing trout strike in the crystal clear waters of the Middle Fork. The summer fishing season is primarily during July and August, while September and October offer a whole different experience with our smaller groups.
All fishing on the Middle Fork is catch and release with single, barbless hooks. This policy enacted in 1973 has allowed the native trout population to thrive in this world famous watershed. Whether you’re a seasoned fly fisherman or just beginning to explore a new passion, our professional fishing guides will make sure you are on the fish.
So whether you’re just in it for the 100 miles of rapids or looking for world class fly fishing, a trip on the Middle Fork with Middle Fork Wilderness Outfitters is the ultimate wilderness experience.
Now is the time to book your trip for the 2019 season. Check out our dates and rates, then contact us for help in planning an adventure you will never forget.
We talked for years about a family trip down the middle fork - MFWO made everything happen. It was a perfect time to reconnect as a family and disconnect from the outside world. Our guides were incredible and made our experience something we'll treasure forever. Without a doubt, an adventure of a lifetime... just like MFWO promised.
What a great week of friendship, campfire stories, fishing, spectacular scenery, wild rapids.... and all accompanied by incredible food and the constant music of the river. It couldn't have been better. Thanks, MFWO!
Willis, we will never forget that afternoon on the Salmon River when you taught our 10 year old daughter, Charlotte, how to fish .. you were patient, wise, kind and caring, never showing any frustration. It was that day, in that moment, that we knew who you were and what you were about.