Salmon River of No Return

Whitewater rafting on the famous River of No Return through the Frank Church Wilderness offers an unmatched opportunity reconnect with your family and friends. Experience the world class history, vast wilderness, natural hot springs & abundant wildlife found within the Grand Canyon of the Salmon. The Ultimate Family Adventure!

Join Rocky Mountain River Tours for the Ultimate Family Adventure!

Main Salmon River of No Return

Trip Length– Trips vary from 3-6 days depending on time of year

Meeting Location – Salmon or McCall  Idaho

Activity Levels – Mild to Wild depending on the time of season. Medium activity level required, Great for all ages & abilities! Depending on your aptitude for adventure guests can choose between large stable gear boats, paddle boats, tandem inflatable kayaks, solo inflatable kayaks, and stand-up (SUP) paddle boards.

Class -Big, Fun and  Family friendly Class III rapids throughout July, August & September

Age Requirements – 6 years and older.

Includes – This trip is all inclusive. We provide everything you need to have a safe, fun and comfortable trip. Rocky will send you a Rocky Gear Bag with your confirmation materials. This bag is the exact volume as the Dry bag you will be issued the morning of the trip. Guests will receive Camp Equipment, River Gear, Food, Beverage, and Ground Transportation.

What to Bring – Seriously we provide everything. All you need is a toothbrush, clothes, headlamp, pillow & personal items. You will receive a detailed clothing list in your confirmation materials.

What to expect – Guests will intimately experience the Frank Church Wilderness and Salmon River of No Return. You will become part of the Rocky river family. Your days will be filled with laughter, rapids, wildlife, sun, sand and pure wilderness. Guests can expect to lose track of time, experience great food, comfortable camping and professional guides. On the last night it is more common than not that guests claim their Salmon River Adventure as their favorite all time vacation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Appropriate Ages
Sawtooth Adventure Company recommends a minimum age of 6 years old

Trips include healthy and delicious riverside meals such as pork tenderloin, baked Salmon, enchiladas, grilled veggies, Dutch Oven entrees, appetizers, fresh salads, made-to-order omelet bar, fresh fruit, yogurts, granola and amazing desserts. We can accommodate all dietary requests with advanced notice.

A healthy variety of beverages including coffee, juices, water, sodas, beer, wine and mixers are included on every trip.

Comfortable Camping
Does 4 nights camping scare you? After you experience the SAC level of comfy-camping we guarantee you will be a fan. You can’t have fun if your’e not comfortable, that’s why we call it Glam-ping. We bring along tons comfy camping extras including comfy hammocks, huge shade/rain canopy, beach chairs, river mattresses, laundered sleeping bags & 4 man spacious tents for every 2 people.

River Equipment & Camp Gear
We are serious when we claim to provide everything. Guest are only required to bring personal items, clothes, toothbrush and pillow. We will send you a recommended clothing list to make sure you are comfy.

Boat Options
Depending on the rapids, weather and your aptitude for adventure you choose between oar boats, paddle boats and 1 and 2 person inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and our new hyrdospeed.

Our multi-day guides are the best of the best. They are SAC’s veteran guides who have proven over the years and countless river miles that they know how to safely lead you through this adventure, introducing you to everything that makes the Salmon River so magical.. They are professional, kind, helpful, fun and most importantly great role models for your children.

Trip Dates

June – Electric green foliage and high water
June 27th – July 1st- Available, reserved for private parties 6+

July – Our most popular trips! Great rapids and amazing wildflowers.
July 5th – 9th: Experience a Western Style 4th of July!
July 13th- 17th
July 21th- 25th: 6th Annual Kids Trip. Summer’s most popular trip. Book now!
July 29th- Aug 2nd: Filling fast…call now!

August – Great weather, less people, fun rapids & huge beaches
August 6th- 11th
August 14th- 19th: Available, reserved for private parties 6+
August 22st – 27th: Available, reserved for private parties 6+
August 30- September 3rd: Available, reserved for private parties 6+

September – You will have the canyon to yourself. Our end of the summer trips are know for their relaxed and celebratory style
September 7th- 11th-Available, reserved for private parties 6+

Private Trips: We adjust travel logistics, menus and equipment to accommodate your needs. Give us a call for pricing

Salmon River Family Raft Trip Photos

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