Spring has sprung in Idaho and the Middle Fork and Main Salmon rivers have seen their first spike of the spring season. The summer rafting and fishing forecast is looking phenomenal and Rocky has a limited number of seats on both the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Salmon River of No Return. The last remaining seats of summer will vaporize as spring catches hold across the country and our return clients pick up the remaining seats chasing the opportunity to escape, unplug and rejuvenate in the largest Wilderness in the lower 48.
Middle Fork Snowpack & Trip Availability
The 2019 middle fork snowpack is looking fabulous and the snow just keeps piling up in the upper elevations. Upper elevation snowpack is the key to a long whitewater season and excellent fly fishing season The Middle Fork will host world class whitewater in June & July and phenomenal fishing conditions in trips and the August and September.
2019 Middle Fork Available Dates
June 13-17 $1495 June 22-27 $2095/$1895 August 10-15 $2295/$1795 RMRT’s Annual Teen Trip August 18-33 2195/$1795 Rocky’s Fly Fish and Raft Adventure
Fall fly fishing dates 8/26, 9/3, 9/10, 9/18 are all full. We are booking 2020 fishing trips now.
Salmon River of No Return- the Ultimate Family Adventure
A big snowpack does not just offer great June and July whitewater, but it reaps rewards all summer long. The River of No Return’s vast sandy beaches are legendary. The larger the runoff, the bigger the beaches. 2019 beach camping is going to be ridiculous! Think volleyball, slip and slides, capture the flag and plenty of space to escape it all.
2019 River of No Return Trip Availability
July 5-10 $1795/$1000 July 21-26 $1995/$1000- Annual Kids Trip July 29-Aug 3 $1995/$1000 Aug 6-11 $1995/$1000
Rocky Mountain River Tours Annual Family Trip is perfectly timed to give your teen and young adult a PURE DIGITAL DETOX before heading back to school.
Adults $2295 Exclusive Student Rate $1795
Our Annual Teen & Young Adult Trip is catered to families with kids in their upper teens and twenties. This trip is always a blast! Rocky’s August 10-15th Middle Fork of the Salmon attracts active, multi-generational families from all over the world. Parents get to socialize, relax, and watch their young adults put the phone away, challenge their comfort zones and make lifelong friends.
Happy New Year to our river family! This time of year we are watching the snow pile up in eager anticipation for the whitewater ahead. Nothing is better for the Salmon River country than copious amounts of snow and so far old man winter is delivering (knock-on-wood)!
The natives love it. All our river guides over at Sawtooth Mountain Guides are getting to slay, fresh un-tracked Sawtooth silk all winter long. While our drought stricken forest are getting free refills and the Cutthroat are giddy in anticipation of all that clean, cold summer water.
We have officially embarked into the “Booking season”. The first 3 months of the year are busy with daily phone and emails asking about trip availability and “Why Rocky?” Due to the limited number of seats on each of our trips, and the limited number of trips, this time of year is equally as busy as the summer rafting season.
Middle Fork of the Salmon & River of No Return
Current availability on our Middle Fork of the Salmon and River of No Return trips is great. While some of our Peak Season Dates are full, others have great availability. If the current snowpack is any indication 2017 is going to be a phenomenal rafting season.
5 Easy Steps to booking the ultimate adventure vacation…..
In the river business we watch the weather & snowpack like baby-boomers obsess over the Dow and S&P. Luckily for us, we have our own in-house snow specialist. Chris Lundy, owner of Sawtooth Mountain Guides by winter, Rocky Middle Fork guide by summer. Chris spends his winter ski guiding on the same snow that feeds the Middle Fork.
“Despite warm temperatures and a lack of snow during the past month, the snowpack at higher elevations is still hanging in there. Thanks to substantial snowfall back in December and January, many mountain weather stations are still reporting near-average snow water equivalent. Not to say we couldn’t use more snow, but we’re in much better shape than many people realize.”
As you know Sawtooth Adventure Company and Rocky Mountain River Tours joined forces in 2013 to offer the best wilderness river trips available. This past July Rocky Mountain River Tours inherited SAC’s most popular trip, The Annual Kids Trip on the Wild & Scenic Main Salmon. This trip is catered to families with kids between 5-18 years old. We pull out all the stops and celebrate the kids! We bring along a photographer, all the river toys , the best beach games, adapt the menu and invite our most kid-fun guides. All of this not only insures your kids have the time of their lives, but also guarantees an unforgettable week for the parents.
2014 8th Annual Kids Trip July 20-25, 2014
Adults $1895 Children (5-18) $1050
Trip includes 1st night lodging at a riverside guest ranch, food, beverage, river equipment, camp gear and ground transportation. Seriously… all you need is your toothbrush, personal clothing and sense of adventure.
This trip has a maximum size of 23 guests and sells out quickly! Call Jared to reserve the ultimate family adventure!