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Technical Whitewater Rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho

June 23-July 1, 2014


Oar rigs and rafts on the Salmon River.
Photo: Brad Christensen

Join NOLS Alumni on this unprecedented technical river rafting trip in Idaho. Travel the Main Salmon River during early summer when flows are high, rapids numerous and the river’s technical challenges diverse. This “second level” trip builds advanced paddling, rescue and multi-day river trip planning skills on top of participants’ required raft and kayak experience. 

The Salmon River in June provides big water and lots of rapids to continue to develop your technical river skills and experience. We will use oar rafts, paddle rafts, and inflatable kayaks to run the river: navigating holes, catching eddies, swimming rapids, and having fun.

Big rapids, great skill buiding and tons of fun!.
Photo: Brad Christensen

If you are keen to build upon the skills you learned on your first NOLS river experience, to engage in challenging whitewater, and to enjoy great camaraderie among like minded and capable river travelers, this is a great opportunity for you!


Technical Whitewater Rafting Idaho's Salmon River
Dates: June 23-July 1, 2014
Duration: 9 days
Cost: $2,250
Average Age:

N/A- New Alumni Trip!

Typical Female/Male Mix:

N/A- New Alumni Trip!

Course start/end: Driggs, Idaho

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make alumni trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)


Early season runoff means big whitewater and challenging rapids. 

Fly in/out:

Jackson, Wyoming (code: JAC)

Additional Information:

Trip Description (pdf)

Apply Now:

Download Application (pdf)

Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at


Early season means big whitewater!

Photo: Brad Christensen

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