5 days • Class III+ • July August September
Water Level - Salmon River at White Bird
The Lower Salmon River Gorge is sometimes called the "canyons" section of the "River of No Return. It flows northerly, then west, between the Camas Prairie and the Joseph Plains near the borders of Oregon and Washington. This is the second deepest canyon in America, and affords for a remarkable river adventure. Visit this beautiful corridor with Three Rivers Rafting in a guided raft, or paddle one of our inflatable kayaks.
The volcanic rocks of the Seven Devils group and the lava flows of the Columbia River Basalt forms the landscape of the basin. The river creates four distinct canyons: Green, Cougar, Snowhole, and Blue. A relaxed pace is interspersed with great rapids like Demon’s Drop, Bodacious Bounce, Snowhole, China, and Slide. The water is relatively warm, and the giant white sand beaches make deluxe campsites. The river trip covers 54 miles of the Salmon to the confluence with the Snake River, then an additional twenty miles through lower Hell’s Canyon to the takeout.
This trip can be a great family adventure for all ages. You will discover interesting historical sites like Nez Perce Indian pit dwellings, rock houses left by Chinese miners in the 1800’s, and ancient Indian pictographs painted on the rocks. Fish for Rainbow trout or smallmouth bass. Let us furnish the gear and guides so you can relax and have fun. Trips begin and end in Lewiston, Idaho.
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