Whitewater Rafting in idaho

Idaho rafting combines the wilderness beauty of the Northwest US with excellent Class II to V excitement. Iconic rivers like the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Snake River through Hells Canyon make Idaho truly the whitewater rafting capital of the world.

Try a family trips on the Salmon River Canyons full of sandy beaches, warm water and huge rolling waves! Looking for a fish and raft combo, the Clearwater, Coeur d’Alene, Bruneau or Owyhee Rivers in Idaho are your best option.

If one-day trips are what you are looking for, Idaho might have more one day rafting rivers than any other state in the country. In fact, one of the best one-day whitewater rafting trip in the world is found on the Lochsa River in North Central Idaho.

With over 3100 miles of whitewater ideal for Idaho rafting, kayaking and canoeing trips with over 570 designated as either National Wild, Scenic or Recreational Rivers, it's no question that Idaho is a rafters paradise!

Middle Fork Salmon River

Middle Fork Of The Salmon

One of the world's most legendary rivers brings you the best wilderness journey in the world! The Middle Fork of the Salmon is truly an iconic rafting destination with world-class rapids, Native American historical sites, classic hikes to hidden waterfalls, and the best Dutch oven cooking this side of the Atlantic!

  • Trip Length: 5-6 Days
  • Minimum Age: 7-12
  • Season: June-September
  • Intensity Level: Varies
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Snake River - Hells Canyon

Grand Canyon who? Raft through Hells Canyon on the Snake River, the deepest canyon in America! Huge rapids, warm water, luxury camping and delectable food headline this rafting trip of a lifetime!

  • Trip Length: 3-6 Days
  • Minimum Age: 7
  • Season: May-October
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Lower Salmon River Canyons

River Of No Return - Salmon River

Welcome to the Riviera of the West! A whitewater rafting paradise where golden beaches glisten in the sun and the temptation of 70 degree water invites guests for refreshing swims. A few decades have passed since Marilyn Monroe dipped her toes in these crystal waters in the movie River of No Return but all of the surrounding beauty and big, splashy rapids remains the same!

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Days
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: June-September
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Owyhee River

Owyhee River

Flowing through the spectacular high desert scenery of eastern Oregon, a spring rafting trip on the Owyhee is bursting with life. Flowers are blooming, birds are plentiful and the river is rushing. Few people run this river, so it offers unique opportunities for solitude and a true wilderness experience.
  • Trip Length: 4-7 Days
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Season: April-May
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Bruneau & Jarbridge

Bruneau & Jarbidge

Flowing through dramatic sheer-walled canyons, the remote Bruneau River is among the world's best-kept whitewater rafting secrets. Secluded and impressive, technical and incredible, the Bruneau is one of the nation's finest desert rivers. Extend your trip down the narrow whitewater action of the Jarbidge and you've just created one of the most exciting whitewater trips we offer.

  • Trip Length: 4-7 Days
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Season: May-June
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Family Magic Lower Salmon River

Family Magic - Salmon River Canyons

Pioneered by ROW Adventures, Family Magic™ trips on the Salmon River are the best way to bond and create lasting memories. to quote a guest, "...the memories you helped us create will follow us to heaven." On our Family Magic trips on the Salmon River you will find huge white-sand beaches, warm water, fun splashy rapids, kids menus and River Jesters (kids personal guide who leads activities, hikes and games).

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Days
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: June-September
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
The Mighty Lochsa River

The Mighty Lochsa

Hands down, the best whitewater one-day rafting trip in the West, the Lochsa River in Idaho is 30 miles of Class III-V rapids of pure fun and excitement! Add this day trip to a Snake River or Middle Fork of the Salmon trip and we dare you to come up with a better whitewater adventure. See the "lodge based tab" for Lochsa & Lodge packages.

  • Trip Length: 1-3 Days
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Season: May-July
  • Intensity Level: Hard
Clark Fork Alberton Gorge

Clark Fork - Alberton Gorge

Family friendly full of big waves, laughter and fun, the Clark Fork River in Montana is the region's most popular day trip for families and groups. Just a short drive from Coeur d'Alene, ID you'll meet in Superior, MT for a full day of exciting whitewater action!

  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: July-September
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Moyie River, Idaho

Moyie River

The Moyie River, one of Idaho's best kept whitewater rafting secrets, is an adventure not to be missed. ROW pioneered these 11-15 mile rafting trips on the Moyie River in 1981, and every spring we delight in sharing this hidden whitewater rafting jewel with guests of all abilities.

  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Minimum Age: 14
  • Season: May-June
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Fun on the Clearwater River

Clearwater River

One day rafting trips on the mellow Middle Fork of the Clearwater are offered from its beginning to the town of Kooskia, Idaho, some 22 miles downstream. Primarily a scenic float trip, the Clearwater can be floated in shorter stretches of 8-10 miles. With a couple of Class II rapids, the river is a perfect introduction to rafting and a great option for a family trip.

  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: July-September
  • Intensity Level: Mild