On the Middle Fork of the Salmon

For those who cannot spend five or six days on the Middle Fork, we have some three-day options. These involve either leaving or joining a regular six day trip by flying in or out of the canyon at the Flying B Ranch.

The Upper River

The upper river is the forty-one miles of river from the Indian Creek Guard Station to the Flying B Ranch. This trip would include three days and three nights on the river. This stretch features hot springs, native american petroglyphs, and such rapids as Marble Creek, Jackass, Tappan Falls, Tappan II, and Tappan III.

Rafting on the Upper Middle Fork

Rafting on the Upper Middle Fork


For those of you on a three day trip, you may be a part of the first three days and fourth morning of a regular six day trip.

Day 1: Fly from Stanley to Indian Creek, float downstream and camp.

Days 2 and 3: Continue downstream and camp.

Day 4: Arrive at Flying B in the morning and fly to Stanley.

The Lower River

The lower is the thirty-five miles from the Flying B Ranch to Cache Bar. This trip is three days and two nights on the river. This stretch features the 'Impassable Canyon' and the most intense whitewater, including such rapids as Rubber, Weber, Hancock, Devil's Tooth, and the new rapid on the Main Salmon, Cramer.

Hiking along the Lower Middle Fork

Hiking along the Lower Middle Fork


Day 1: Fly to the Flying B Ranch and join the trip.

Day 2: Float downstream and camp.

Day 3: Float down to the Main Salmon, run Cramer rapid, and arrive at Cache Bar take-out. This is followed by a bus ride to the town of Salmon.

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