Top Ten All-Time Classic Whitewater Rafting Trips

Salmon, Middle Fork

Difficulty: Class III

Season: May through August

Trip Length: Four or more days

The Middle Fork is the pinnacle of Rocky Mountain river trips. It really has it all: isolated wilderness, wildlife, and terrific whitewater. Some of the wildest whitewater starts right away in the upper reaches. In fact, some trips start 25 miles downriver from the main put-in if the river is too savage; or if a party that prefers to start off nice and easy. Never fear, you'll have more whitewater in the Impassable Canyon: so deemed by horseback riders, not boaters. The strict permit system keeps the river pristine.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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