The Idaho Sun is shining and Sawtooth Adventure Company HQ is bursting with energy. We officially open on Memorial Day Weekend, but the true start to the Sun Valley Rafting season is father’s day weekend.
The new guides are trained and eager, while the senior staff is running Class IV trips and loving it. Every season brings a few changes to the operation, This year’s additions include our new bus, Big Red (pictures coming) and 120 brand spank’n new PFD’s
We are super excited to offer Idaho’s first is RiverSup School. Join SAC and learn the fastest growing water sport in the world on the Scenic Section of Idaho’s Salmon River. Our brand new fleet of super stable, river specific Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boards allows guests of all ages to quickly pick up the skills while engaging in a great full body activity!
Last but not least….We have been approved to offer all inclusive overnight mountain bike trips to a high Sawtooth lake. We are STOAKED to say the least. Stay tuned for more details.
Sawtooth Adventure Co’s annual training trip is a tradition. Every spring the SAC crew enters the lottery to pick up an early season middle fork permit. Considering SAC operates day trips on the Upper Salmon and the Main Salmon wilderness section, people ask why the Middle Fork? The MF is the perfect mix of technical rapids (similar to the Upper Salmon) and the components of a multi-day Idaho wilderness river trip like our Main Salmon Adventure. Not to mention tons of hot-springs and the opportunity to explore our own backyard.
Well trained, quality guides make all the difference . SAC’s training trip not only helps the crew sharpen their whitewater skills, but it is also a 5-day social experiment. There is not a better way to get to know your co-workers than on a wilderness river in Idaho. SAC’s new employee orientation occurs around a campfire while we hold our HR and marketing meetings between rapids on a raft. Senior guide staff has the opportunity to shape the rookie guides, while constantly learning tricks of the trade from each other. Guides refresh their swift-water rescue, wilderness medicine and culinary expertise in the middle of the largest wilderness in the US. The crew quickly gets to know one another on a personal level, that only 5-days on a river can offer. The teamwork and camaraderie gained through this experience benefits SAC every day, all summer long. Great guide teams are the #1 ingredient for great adventures!
Its Official… The 2011 Annual Kids trip has set the standard!
A great mixture of families consisting of 14 kids & 12 adults from Maryland, California, Tennessee, Washington and Utah joined the SAC crew for a 5 day unforgettable family adventure on Idaho’s Salmon River of No Return.
Every summer Sawtooth Adventure Company designates its July 29th Main Salmon Trip to families with kids. All SAC Main Salmon trips are family friendly, but this trip is different. During the Annual Kids Trip our young adventurers are the focus of our attention. We bring a variety of beach games, sand toys, lots of kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards and more to make sure every moment is full of fun. We adjust the menu, schedule, and activities guaranteeing our little adventurous a trip of a lifetime.
On day 1 some of the parents were apprehensive about camping for 4 nights in the largest wilderness in the US. Following the first night of comfortable camping, appetizers, great food and cold beverages they coined the phrase “Glam-ping” and all apprehensions floated down stream.
After 5 days with tons of giggles, lots of laughter, fun rapids, great wildlife, new friends, and amazing food… It was unanimous, the SAC kids trip was a screaming success.
The popularity of SAC’s ultimate family adventure has caught like wildfire. Families are already making reservations for the 2012 trip and space is limited. Book now to reserve your families adventure of a lifetime
Its official, Disneyland is no longer my daughter’s number #1. After a fun-filled week in the happiest place on earth my daughter proclaimed that the Tower of Terror was awesome, but not as fun as a 5-day river trip. Makes a daddy proud!
Join us on the 2nd Annual Kids Trip down the Salmon River July 29- August 2nd. This trip is catered to families with kids ages 6-18
Family Rafting Trips in Idaho
When was the last time you spent an uninterrupted week with the kids?
An amazing adventure awaits…
Most people know Sun Valley Resort offers world renowned snow skiing. But, for those in the know…..it truly shines as a mountain getaway for a summer family adventure.
The Ketchum & Sun Valley area is like Disneyland for the active outdoor family. Miles of paved bike paths connect dozens of outdoor activities guaranteed to match your family’s adventurous expectations. Not to mention the plethora of activities in the surrounding mountains. Sun Valley Resort is the perfect luxurious home base to explore the rugid Boulder, White clouds, Smokey and Sawtooth Mountains.
Few destinations offer such a wide variety of family friendly activities all while enjoying the relaxed pace and high end amenities of this rocky mountain town.
Here are just a few of the family friendly adventures found in the Stanley, Ketchum/Sun Valley Area