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Rafting the Main Salmon River

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 24 people
Destination(s): Montana  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 745 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1145 US Dollar (USD)

A River Journey. Discover the freedom of traveling by river. Enter the Salmon River Canyon where you move at the river's pace and leave the rest of the world behind. With its free-flowing and friendly whitewater, the Main Salmon is the perfect vacation. Check out our specialty trips for this year. Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures is the only Salmon River outfitter based in Missoula, MT. Missoula is easy to get to, flying or driving. Basing your vacation in Missoula puts you in the adventure zone. Other destinations like the Lolo Trail, Lochsa River, Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are within a short drive from Missoula.

The Canyon. The Salmon River carves out the second deepest canyon in North America. During spring run-off this free flowing river deposits vast white sand beaches which make camp just as fun as the river! Enjoy a soak in Barth Natural Hot Springs, trip highlight. Choose your craft on the River. Relax and watch for wildlife on an oar boat, paddle with a team on one of our self-bailing rafts, or jump in an inflatable kayak for a more adventurous ride.

The Crew. Our Salmon River guides have years of experience on whitewater rivers all over the North America, love the outdoors and to share their knowledge of the history, geology and wildlife of Salmon River country. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail in all aspects of your journey. River and camp safety, teaching you river running and outdoor skills and our amazing camp cuisine. As you travel day to day with our crew you will feel more like part of the LCTA family and less like a guest. Most of all, we like to have fun and we'll do our best to make sure you do to!

Launch dates remain the same from year to year. All trips can be shortened by 1-2 days by flying out at Mackay Bar Wilderness Lodge or Jet Boat and Wilderness Lodge stays can be arranged any night on the river.

Typical Itinerary:

Day 1 (Launch Date) - Depart from our office at 7:00am. Drive to Corn Creek Put-in via the scenic Bitterroot Valley & over Lost Trail Pass. Lunch served along the way. Arrive Corn Creek around 12:30 load boats and have river briefing. Start floating around 1:30. From there we will be covering about 90 miles of river. The first day and last day are usually shorter mileage. The rest is split fairly evenly between the days in the middle. The more days on the river, the more time for river and camp activities. A typical day on the river: Coffee at 7am, Breakfast at 8am, Depart camp around 10am, Lunch on the river with possible stops for rapids and/or historical & geological sites. Arrive camp around 3-4pm. Appetizers at 5-6pm with dinner around 7-8pm. Camp activities may include hiking, fishing, swimming, volleyball, horse-shoes, relaxing in the shade with cold drink.

Last Day - Arrive at Take-out around 11am and have lunch while loading van. Drive back to Missoula via Riggins, Grangeville & Lochsa River. Arrive in Missoula around 6pm.

What we provide:

- Guided whitewater rafting and hiking from camp;
- All necessary river equipment-Coast Guard approved life jackets, helmets for kayakers, paddles and Dry bag for personal items (24"x 40" when sealed);
- Camping equipment-2 person dome tents, deluxe self-inflating sleeping pads, camp chair and coffee mug;
- Transportation To and From Missoula, MT. Maps.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices do not include US Forest Service Fee Demo $5.00 per day per person.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2006

M14297 was founded in 1989 by Wayne Fairchild. While attending the University of Montana, Wayne worked for the Denton Family at the Lochsa Lodge. There he was able to explore the rivers and trails of Lewis and Clark, a lifelong pursuit. Upon graduating from U of M, Wayne decided to start a business that allowed him to...

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