New Trip: The Middle Fork of the Salmon River

by Zachary Collier

I'm excited and honored to announce that Northwest Rafting Company will now be offering trips on what I consider to be the best river in the world for multi-day rafting: Idaho’s incomparable Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River near Waterfall Creek

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River near Waterfall Creek

Known simply as "the Middle Fork", this alpine stunner flows through the vast Frank Church: River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho, and has something for everyone to love. You'll find nearly continuous whitewater, world-class fishing, hot springs, wildlife, and the incredibly beautiful Impassable Canyon.

Camping at Elk Bar on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Camping at Elk Bar on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

The Middle Fork has had a special place in my heart ever since my first trip there while guiding for ECHO River Trips in 2001. In the years that followed, I went on to lead countless trips, drive the sweep boat, and eventually manage ECHO's Middle Fork operations. I always hoped to add the Middle Fork to NWRC's growing roster of world-class trip offerings, and am excited to share this trip with our guests.

High water at Pistol Creek Rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

High water at Pistol Creek Rapid on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

In June and early July, thrill-seekers will love the big water rapids. Families enjoy the warmer weather in late July and August. You'll travel 75-100 miles through some of the most beautiful landscape the West has to offer. And did I mention that it is a federally designated Wild & Scenic River flowing through a Wilderness area, making this a truly wild river experience?


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Zachary Collier

Owner of Northwest Rafting Company, Zach Collier combines international guiding experience in places like Siberia, Bhutan, and Chile with a natural business acumen for systems and logistics. Whether he’s on big water or in the back office, Zach strives to ensure NWRC offers exceptional whitewater and wilderness experiences for guests and guides alike.

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