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Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Stanley, ID, ID 83278
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Awesome adventure that leaves you wanting to stay longer and see more!

A group of us decided to go on a 5 night 6 day rafting trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Austin A
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"It was a blast !" "Middle Fork River Tours was outstanding "

Our group of 3 mid sixty year old couples, "green horns" spent 6 days and 5 nights on the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Burnsville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A group of us decided to go on a 5 night 6 day rafting trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The whole team at Echo was great and easy to work with! Everything was very organized from the flights in to the...More

1  Thank Austin A
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our group of 3 mid sixty year old couples, "green horns" spent 6 days and 5 nights on the Middlefork of the Salmon River with MFRT. The river sets the stage for a wonderful experience. It's fast, clear and beautiful. The guide crew with over...More

Thank gl1greg
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent 6 days and 5 nights with Clint and Molly Frank's crew on the Middle Fork. Awesome!! 2 young boys (son and nephew), my brother and my parents (72 and 74 years old) and it was a ton of fun. Food was fantastic, scenery...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Third float down the Middle Fork with MFRE. All the guides are very experienced with impressive knowledge of the Middle Fork as well as fishing, the nature along the journey and great in the kitchen. Two new guides (to me) on this trip: Bev and...More

2  Thank TrackFast
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The crew we had -- Jonah, Sea Marie, Landon, Max, John, Kirk, and Julia -- were beyond phenomenal. They were amazing tour guides during the day and the coolest people to hang out with at night. The Salmon River sells itself -- what separates ROW...More

Thank Rajy A
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place. Awesome weather. Great camping. Exciting river tour and great national forest area to enjoy with your family.

Thank Ceatonnc
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was a reunion trip for several of my high school classmates. We all turned 60 this year. It was fabulous. Food was tailored to needs (i.e. gluten-free etc). Guides were outstanding. Scenery and activities cannot be described in words alone. Personally, I'm less than...More

2  Thank Beverly L
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We rafted the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Far and Away Adventures July 18-24, 2016. We had 11 in our group of friends, and there were 11 others from Seattle who turned out to have friends in common with us. The age range was...More

Thank JulieHSeattle_WA
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE), owned by James Ellsworth, was incredible. I have run several rivers with friends who are guides, and I cannot speak highly enough of the caliber of guides working for MFRE. They were professional, fun, SAFE, personable, mature and just damn...More

2  Thank brentjames99
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I did this trip 2 yrs ago & just when I didn’t think it could get better, they stepped their game up w/the new menu & the ability to fish off the back of the paddle boats put the icing on the cake for me....More

1  Thank John P
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I'm trying to decide if I should do a middle fork rafting trip mid-June. I'm concerned about it being too cold. I did the Grand Canyon rafting trip last May and we were freezing the entire trip. Can anyone who has rafted the middle fork in June let me know when and what the air and water temperatures were. Thank you.
7 March 2016|
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Response from TpcamATL |
We took this trip in August and found it difficult to fall asleep before midnight. The rock walls absorb daytime solar energy and radiates heat well into the night.
I have my family that wants to come.. my mom (there grandmother) died a few years back and let us a small amount of money to do something fun.. I've always wanted to do this 4,5,6, days whatever you can make work.. I have 1 son (38) who has a wife (38 or 39) and they have 2 grandkids.... a boy Calvin age 7 and a granddaughter age 10 I alo as have a daughter 35. She has 2 boys ages 6 & 14. All my grandchildren ar very nic/ and well Manard. . So having said all that I don't know the difference between the main fork the middle fork...what I would like is latter in the season the wat r won't be so high.. (I'm lookin for more of a float trip than a white water experience. . If you know what i mean. Thanks for everything in advance....
24 April 2015|
Response from Danilo B | Property representative |
Thanks for contacting us in regards to our river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. It is a perfect trip for multi generation families. In late Aug , the water levels are low which makes it for an easy ride with lots of... More
Hi, can you tell me which outfitter company you went with? There would be 7 adult family members in our group and given the expense of a trip like this, I want to pick the right company to take care of our trip. Thank you in advance for any insights you have to offer.
10 January 2015|
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Response from middlefork | Property representative |
Hi, My name is James and I own Middle Fork River Expeditions so I am biased in my opinion. We are mostly sold out for July 2015, but still have space in June and August if interested. If you want a list of all outfitters... More