Fly Fishing Middle Fork Salmon River

The Middle Fork of the Salmon Experience

A guided raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a vacation in one of America's most spectacular playgrounds. Your adventure on the Middle Fork sweeps through 2.3 million acres of spectacular, pristine landscape in the heart of Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness area, the largest roadless area in the United States outside of Alaska and the second largest protected wilderness area in the nation. That's why Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the best whitewater river adventures in the world.

This river rafting trip is ideal for family, friends, and team-building or for you to escape everything by yourself

Whatever the reason for your adventure, Middle Fork Rapid Transit will create exactly the right atmosphere and spirit to make it an unforgettable success. This world-class whitewater-rafting trip offers much more than just rapids. You can fish in one of the premier trout streams in the country; explore the lush, silent forest; play volleyball on the beach; soak in the natural hot springs; investigate ancient Native American pictographs; or just do nothing at all. Middle Fork Rapid Transit's experienced and responsible river guides know all the trails, all the best fishing holes, all the hidden glades, and all the ways for people of all ages and interests to have a wonderful time.

The Frank Church Wilderness: See wildlife in their natural habitat

One of the most enchanting experiences you will have on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the chance to see wildlife in their natural environments. Like the powerful collision of two bighorn rams or a mother black bear swim across the river with two cubs following in her wake. We drift silently along with the current and have the opportunity to be alongside deer, elk, otters, and more. Many times they don't even know we are there; and if they do, they don't seem to care. One word of advice about the wildlife up here: Have your camera ready!

Our Daily Routine on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

The majority of our trips are five nights and six days. Shortened trips are sometimes available. We do not adhere to a rigid schedule, but vary our stops and activities according to the interests of the group.

A typical river day begins with breakfast around 8:30 a.m., with coffee available earlier. The boats are loaded and we are on the river around 10:00 a.m. With frequent stops for lunch, hikes, scouting rapids, volleyball, fishing, and more, we reach our camp around 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.



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"Grant and his crew couldn't have been better. We are eager to return and don't hesitate to recommend Middle Fork Rapid Transit!"

Sue Connor &
Sam Adicoff