Main Salmon Rafting

The Salmon River is undammed for its entire length.  It is the last of the major undammed wild rivers in the western United States.
    • The Salmon River is famous for world class rapids and has twice the gradient of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.
    • The Salmon River runs through the 2.367-million-acre Frank Church wilderness area which is the largest federally managed wilderness area in the lower 48 states
    • The Main Salmon River Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the United States and is deeper than Grand Canyon.
    • The Main Salmon River Canyon is home to a large variety of wild animals including, Elk, Deer, Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats, Bobcats, Black Bear, Grey Wolves and Mountain Lions.
    • The Salmon River is crystal clear and because it is not dammed the river temperature is comfortable for swimming unlike most western rivers that are dammed and very cold.
    • The Main Salmon River is famous for pristine white sand beaches backed up to pine forests. **There is NO cell phone coverage in the Salmon River Canyon.

Trip dates and rates

June 18th-22nd (Mon-FRI)

$1490 adults, $995 16 and under

June 26th-30th (Tue-Sat)

Adult: $1490.00 Youth: $995.00* 16 and under(2 youth per adult)

July 4 – 8 (Wed-Sun)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under (2 youth per adult)

July 12 – 16 (Thur-Mon)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under (2 youth per adult)

July 20 – 24 (Fri-Tue)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under (2 youth per adult)

July 28 – August 1 (Sat-Wed)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under (2 youth per adult)

August 5 – 9 (Sun-Thur)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under (2 youth per adult)

August 13 – 17 (Mon-Fri)

Adult: $1690.00 Youth: $1045.00* *16 and under( 2 youth per adult)Main Salmon rafting AWA

August 21 – 25 (Thur-Sun)

Adult: $1490.00 Youth: $995.00* *16 and under( 2 youth per adult)

Aug 29 – Sep 2 (Wed-Sun)*

Adult: $1490.00 Youth: $995.00* *16 and under( 2 youth per adult)

Sept 6 – 10 (Thur-Mon)*

$1490 adults, $1045 16 and under

About AWA

Meet the Boss

Action Whitewater Adventures

In 1972, I was a poor college student looking for a job.  Through a long convoluted series of circumstances I ended up getting a job as a river guide on the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions.  Little did I realize at the time that I was beginning a love affair that would carry on for the next thirty-five years and change the course of my life.  With a double major in Economics and International Relations, I was planning on  a career either in government or international business.  After my first river trip in Grand Canyon my whole attitude changed.  All I thought about was having my own company and being and outfitter.As with most people in love, I wasn’t making too many rational decisions but I was persistent and I had more than my share of good luck.  I finally ended up graduating from college and being able to to buy the Idaho operation of Western River Expeditions.  Since that time I have been able to share the river with literally thousands of customers who, once they come on the river, also become friends.  My good luck got even better when I met and Later married a beautiful girl who also loved the river and didn’t care if I made a lot of money or wore a suit and tie to work every day.  Over the years we have managed to fit seven kids in between river trips and they are all true River Rates.( As a proud dad, I need to mention that they are all ‘A’ students.)

Action Whitewater Adventures is a true family business and our family invites you to come join us on the Main Salmon river.  Over the past thirty years we have worked hard every year to improve our river trips and to provide the very best river experience possible for our friends who come with us on the river.

Best regards,

Verle Duerden and family

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Action Whitewater Adventures P.O Box 1634
Provo, Ut 84603
1 -800-453-1482
Travel with Idaho’s premier Salmon River Rafting outfitter! AWA operates under a special use permit for the Salmon-Challis National Forest and is an EEO provider.