Idaho has more miles of whitewater river than any other state; over 3,000 miles of perfect, raftable adventure. A whitewater vacation in Idaho can mean anything from 1 day to multi-day trips with overnight campsites along the river.
In the Spring and early Summer, the water is high and the rafting is exciting. 1 day trips on the Moyie River and the St. Joe River are a great way to introduce yourself to river running. These are true northern Idaho rivers, deep wilderness canyons, lush cedar forests and wild, wild water! In late summer and early fall, 1 day trips on the Clark Fork River in Montana, combine roller-coaster waves with warm pools for swimming and relaxing.
Probably the most quintessential Idaho whitewater experience is the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. This is one of the 10 top whitewater rivers in the world and it is known for it’s trout fishery, natural hot springs, wildlife, ancient pictographs and class III/IV rapids. Running through the Frank Church-River of No Return-Wilderness (the largest forest wilderness in the lower 48), these trips are lengths of 3, 5 or 6 days, combining whitewater thrills, soothing hot springs and luxury beach camping.
Drive along any river in Idaho during the summer, and you will see people floating along on inner tubes, inflatable islands, rafts … just about anything they can commandeer to get on the water. This is the local’s favorite way of travel and a great way to enjoy a warm summer day and see beautiful scenery and wildlife. There are several companies that will rent you floats, drop you off and pick you up at the end of your trip. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride.
Call us at TMI Tours for rates and information on the best whitewater trips. Come and experience some of the wildest rivers in the country, right in our backyard.