The Middle Fork
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.
Rapids on the Middle Fork create a thrilling adventure for both beginner and seasoned rafters and kayakers. Our experienced crew sees to it that your trip is filled with fun and excitement, but safety is always our top priority. Explore your wild side and get up close and personal with the river in an inflatable kayak, be part of a finely tuned team in a paddle raft, or simply enjoy the ride in an oar raft while your guides do what they do best…thrill you with the rapids of the Middle Fork! With names like Pistol Creek, Velvet Falls, Tappan, Cliffside, and Rubber, the rapids of the Middle Fork offer a whitewater experience that will have you whooping and hollering all day long!
Hiking and Other Fun Stuff
Numerous opportunities for hiking, hot spring soaking, swimming and exploring present themselves during the entire journey down the Middle Fork. We’ll stop to explore Sheepeater Indian pictographs and teepee rings, early pioneer cabins, and hidden waterfalls. Wildlife is abundant on the Middle Fork and it’s common to see Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, mule deer, and a great variety of birds including eagles, osprey, chukars, and grouse. Once we make camp for the evening, the fun continues with board games, music around the campfire, fishing, leisure time with a good book or a variety of other activities.
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.
Well, are you ready to join us for the adventure of a lifetime? Call today to book your 2019 trip or 2020 trip at this year’s price!