Main Salmon River Trip Dates & Prices

Find a trip date that works best for you, then give us a call at 866-872-5666 to find out if space is available. Reservations for our rafting trips can be made up to a year in advance.

All Inclusive Summer Adventure Vacation of a Life Time Salmon River Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Main Salmon River Idaho

Our launch dates are exactly the same each year so advanced planning is easy. And because of secure road access and adequate water flow, even in low water the Main Salmon River offers some of the best whitewater rafting in Idaho.

Because we are an owner operated company, we have the ability to make our trips longer or shorter. There are many options to make our trips fit your Vacation Plans. And because our launch dates stay the same each year, all trips can be made up to a year in advance.

Launch Dates 2021

Lodge trips are the same dates as our Camping trips

3-Day rafting and camping trips: June 21 & 29
Youth & Adult $900.00 pp
A Great Deal!!

Playing guitar in camp on the Salmon River Idaho

5 & 6 Day rafting and camping, our most popular trips Comfortable wilderness camping
5-Day: June 21, 29; July 07, 15, 23, 31 Aug. 08

Adult $1620 Youth $760 (ages 6-15) $300.00 deposit

6-Day: Aug. 16,24; Sept. 01

Adult $1745 Youth $810 (ages 6-15) $300.00 deposit

4-Day: All- Inclusive lodge trips
Dates: June 21, 29; July 07, 15, 23, 31 Aug. 08,16,24 Sept. 01

Guests: 6-9 Adult & Youth $2300.00 with $600.00 deposit
Includes comfy beds, gracious hosts, great meals and more! Requires flight off river back to Salmon

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Trip prices includes everything you will need including freshly laundered sleeping bags, Therm a-rest sleeping pads 1 1 ⁄ 2″ thick, clean, spacious 4-person tents, tables & chairs, delicious dutch oven meals, fresh fruit & vegetables, waterproof personal gear bag, and first-rate rafting gear more!

Recreation Enhancement Act Fee requires an additional collection of $4.00 per day per person, on all trips.


Trip prices include just about everything you will need including freshly laundered sleeping bags, Therm a-rest sleeping pads 1 1 ⁄ 2″ thick, clean, spacious 2-person tents, tables & chairs, delicious dutch oven meals, fresh fruit & vegetables, waterproof personal gear bag, and first-rate rafting gear.3-Day trips launch on the same days as our 5-Day trips. 3-Day guests take a jet boat back up to Corn Creek on the morning of the third day. These trips are only available from mid-June until late-July depending on water levels.

Whiewater Rafting the Main Salmon River

We recommend making reservations well in advance to ensure space availability. However we may be able to accommodate those with last-minute plans. A deposit paid by check or money order is due no later than ten days after making the reservation, or can be paid by credit card when the reservation is made. If your reservations are made within 60 days of your trip date, full payment at that time will be required.

A $300 deposit per person is required on all camp trips and a $600 deposit is required on lodge trips to reserve space. Balance to payments are due 60 days prior to departure. Reservations made within 60 days of the trip date require full payment in lieu of deposit.

Confirmation Packet
After you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation packet that includes a list of answers to commonly asked questions, a checklist of what to bring, cancellation insurance information, and detailed information about arrival and departure. The release, trip survey and application forms enclosed in your packet should be signed and returned immediately by e-mail, snail mail or fax.

Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your reservation, you will be charged a cancellation fee. Our cancellation policy applies in every instance and there will be no exceptions for any reason. River Time will not issue any refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. River Time is not responsible for any expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips or for costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness. If you are concerned about the possibility of having to cancel, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. Cancellation insurance information will be enclosed in your trip confirmation package. If you find yourself in the position of having to cancel your reservation, we will be happy to discuss alternatives with you.

Number of Days Prior to Departure – Per Person
61 + Days: $100.00
31 – 60 Days: Deposit Amount
0 – 30 Days: No Refund
Guests who must cancel are welcome to find replacements for their spaces. In this case a full refund will be issued only after the trip replacements have paid their trip in full.

Our Trip Details Page has essential information about our Main Salmon trips, including travel and lodging suggestions, what to bring and other helpful details.

Paying Your Balance
Payment in full is due 60 days prior to your launch date and may be made by check (preferably) or credit card. For your convenience, we offer an automatic payment service to charge your balance due to your credit card 60 days prior to trip departure. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if full payment is not received by the due date.

It is sometimes necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel or make changes to a trip if necessary due to weather conditions, changes in water levels, insufficient reservations, or other circumstances beyond our control. In these cases, we are only responsible for amounts actually paid to River Time Guide Service for services we provide, and not for any other costs incurred by the trip member. Guides and other trip personnel are not authorized to make or promise trip refunds or credits. We highly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Equal Opportunity
River Time Guide Service is honored to be a special-use wilderness adventure permit holder and serves as an equal opportunity recreation service provider in the Salmon-Challis National Forest. River Time Guide Service is non-discriminating and affiliated with the U.S Forest Service.

Testimony Five Star Review

"The trip of a lifetime! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We felt well prepared prior to the trip due to Lisa answering all of our questions before the trip. The guides insured our safety by knowledge of the river and pre-scouting the major rapids, and insured that everyone was fed great food and plenty of it. Terry really knows how to put together a first class menu. It was great time to relax, time with our family and friends."
B.Curran - Reno Nevada