2018 Sun Valley & Stanley Idaho Rafting Update

Hello river friends,

Spring is attempting to grab hold in the Sawtooth Valley and the summer rafting season is on the horizon.  The perfect time for a SAC spring update.

BIG NEWS….We have moved!  Starting this summer Sawtooth Adventure Company will be at 710 Ace of Diamonds.  We are very excited about our new downtown Stanley location.  Honored to adopt the 100 year old and iconic McCoys Tackle Shop building at the intersection of Niece Ave & Ace of Diamonds. We are excited to join the fun including Thursday night street parties, 4th of July parades and the general hustle & bustle of Stanley’s historic business district on Ace of Diamonds Avenue.  


Idaho Snowpack

The 2017/18 snowpack in the Sawtooths has hovered near average nearly all winter long.  This is the 2nd winter in a row where central Idaho got lucky.  We have received far more snow than many other areas in the west and Idaho’s river conditions are looking perfect for the upcoming rafting season.

Class III Family Rafting Trips

SAC’s Class III family rafting trips will be available June 3-September 2nd.  Our ever-popular Whitewater Trip with Lunch will start June 16th and last through the season.  Guests can expect an update 2018 lunch menu and adding some comfy improvements to our riverside lunch camp.  Book Online

Class IV High Adventure Whitewater Rafting Trips

This year’s snowpack will offer action packed Class IV whitewater on all of our High Adventure Trips.  These trips historically last June thru early July and offer an adrenaline filled adventure for guests 13 years and older.  Book Online


Stanley Fly Fishing

SAC’s fly fishing division, Salmon River Anglers has moved to the Stanley Fly Shop at 166 Niece Ave.  Check out for guided float fishing trips in the Stanley, Idaho area. 

Stanley SUP

Sawtooth Adevnture Company offers a variety of SUP rentals for area rivers and lakes.  SAC’s River SUP trip is a great experience for active guests and families interested in learning the river SUP technique.

Stanley Mountain Biking

The popularity of mountain biking in the Sawtooth valley has exploded the past few years.  This is due to hundreds of miles of maintained single track trails in the area.  SAC guide mountain biking trips are catered to active families eager to learn and explore. 



August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse in Stanley, Idaho Salmon River

Photo By Lee Cohen

Join Sawtooth Adventure for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Enjoy appetizers and champagne as you witness the magical solar eclipse while you the float the mellow waters of the famous Salmon River of No Return.  Viewing glasses will be provided.  In order to maximized the experience we are have an 8 boat limit.  

Location: Sawtooth Adventure Company, Hwy 75, Lower Stanley

Cost: $800 per boat (6 people max per boat).  Additional IK, or SUP available.  Call for details.  

Time: 10:30 meet time.  Rafts will depart the shore from Sawtooth Adventure promptly at 11:00am.  We will find a quiet, beautiful spot to pull over and view the Full Eclipse.

**Due to high demand and limited availability  payment is due in full at time of reservation. No refunds for Late Arrival, No Shows or Cancellations.  We highly recommend carefully planning your travel to/from Stanley  **. 

Please select August 21 on the calendar to book online. 


Sun Valley Rafting Twilight Dinner Trips

Twilight Dinner Trip

Sawtooth Adventure Company’s Twilight Dinner Trip is the perfect addition to your family reunion, friend gathering or business event. SAC exclusively offers the opportunity to experience the river canyon during the twilight hours, complimented with a river-side culinary adventure.  SAC leans on the storied traditions of Rocky Mountain River Tours award wining river cuisine on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Our menu includes fresh Bruschetta,  Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye Salmon, Dutch Oven tomato onion tart, topped off with a delicious dutch oven cake.  We are happy to adjust menus to accommodate dietary preference. 

Dates – June 16th- Sept 2nd
Price – $1250 for up to 10 people, $125 each additional person
Meeting Location – Sawtooth Adventure Company, 62 Highway 75, Lower Stanley
Trip Times – 4 PM 

June 26, 2017 Upper Salmon River Report

Wow. June has been one for the record books with HUGE whitewater! Last winter’s record breaking snowpack continues to offer us the best July water levels we have ever seen!  We are offering class II scenic trips, family fun Class III, and high adventure Class IV trips daily.   The river conditions are absolutely primo on the Upper Salmon!


The video below highlights our Class IV rapids on the Salmon in high flows.  Shotgun Falls and Sunbeam Dam.  Stay tuned for a family rafting video from our Class III section….

How do we do it?

I had a great conversation the other day with one of our clients. She was a professional meeting planner from Manhattan.  She had planned an amazing, once in a lifetime, destination style family reunion in the Stanley area for over 80 people.  Following their trip, as we were chatting about the day, she gave my staff a fabulous gratuity and  a great compliment.  She recognized the flawless planning, preparing and execution that went into her families private Twilight Dinner Trip. She remarked how everything was spot on transportation, rafting, food, guides, ambiance…all of it. The compliments felt good.

After thinking back on the conversation during a morning pedal,  I quickly realized I owe a moment of gratitude to my boys over at TMN Events in Boise.

TMN Corporate Events Flawless Corporate Events[/caption]rs and my education is priceless.  TMN’s level of detail and execution is ridiculous, it sets the bar. Over the years a number of my guides have joined me on the TMN team to execute some ridiculous event experiences in some very cool destinations.  They drink the Kool-Aid

TMN’s  level of customer care and awesome experience building runs deep at Sawtooth Adventure Company and Rocky Mountain River Tours. We treat each group, and every trip like an event. Whether it is a Private Dinner Trip while visiting Sun Valley or once in a lifetime adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon.  The planning, preparing and attention to detail works….and it shows.

Adventure awaits,  Jared