Ladies, join us in Idaho for an end of summer river rendezvous on our Main Salmon River women’s rafting adventure. Let the river lead the way as you drift into wilderness. Feel the thrill of white water rafting, enjoy opportunities for wildlife viewing, sleep under the stars, and learn about women of the past and present who have made a life on the river. You will paddle in good company, unplug from the world, and connect with nature.
Join us on our Main Salmon River Women’s Rafting Adventure for a 9-day adventure that includes 6-unforgettable days rafting 80 miles of the scenic Main Salmon River. This adventure combines exciting class III+ whitewater rafting with slower opportunities to enjoy the scenery of towering granite canyons, swimming in calm clear water from the shores of sandy white sand beaches, a soak in hot springs, short shore excursions, and chances to spot wildlife like birds, bighorn sheep, eagles, and bears.
The Salmon River canyon is a remote, unique place with a lot of history, with many of the famous settlers being women. Your expert rafting guides will break up your time on the water with guided shore excursions to prehistorical sites with pictographs, and visits to homesteads to help connect you with the human story of the river, and the notable women of the Great Frontier.
The adventure begins in Boise with an overnight at an airport area hotel to allow flexible arrival times. The following morning, participants will take a 50 minute charter flight in a prop plane over Idaho’s wilderness and touch down in town of Salmon, Idaho. In Salmon, we will continue to get to know each other, meet our river guides, and explore some of the historical spots of the cute mountain town. After a night at a hotel, we will embark on an adventure on the Main Salmon River passing through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. There will be four days of camping, and one night at a remote river lodge while rafting. The take out is in Riggins, we will overnight in McCall on day 8. On the final morning, A 2-hour group ground transfer will return participants to Boise for afternoon flights.
A rafting adventure for any woman.
Any active and healthy woman who can swim and be comfortable in and around water can join this trip. With groups of 11 or more, participants can choose their ride style from active paddler taking instructions from the guide, or to passive passengers who kick back to enjoy the sites. With groups 10 or less, the outfitter may choose to only provide oar boats in this case, participants will not paddle. In both cases, those who want more of a challenge can learn to navigate rapids on an inflatable kayak.
The Main Salmon River is a perfect place to bring together women of all ages and backgrounds for a multi day rafting trip. Participants can be experienced rafters or newcomers who make this their introductory dip to test the waters.
About River Camping
Be prepared for the best night’s sleep you have had in a long time. This trip includes 4 nights riverside camping with one night at a remote and rustic river lodge. We use our Dutch ovens every day, and are skilled in tailoring our menu to fit special dietary needs. During camping, your guides will provide you with hardy, healthy and hot breakfasts and multi-course dinners. We have all the good stuff, and it’s prepared on-site with a huge variety of fresh, often times local, produce, meats, seafoods, breads, and regional dinner wines. Lunches are typically sack lunches. Tents and sleeping pads are provided. Sleeping bags can be rented for an additional fee. more soon
Schedule a flight to arrive by 4pm or before. The hotel’s airport shuttle will pick you up. Your trip leader will be waiting for you at the hotel and will greet you upon arrival. Welcome, orientation and dinner at the hotel. (D)