The Trip Package Includes
Pre-trip orientation meeting in Salmon, ID
Transportation from Salmon to the river
Transportation from the river back to McCall, ID
Five or Six days of rafting on the Main Salmon
All on-river meals
Eating utensils, cup and plate
Tent (by request)
Sleeping bag and pad (by request)
Waterproof bags for your personal gear
Complimentary T shirt
You are responsible for:
Meals and lodging before and after your trip
Personal clothing and other miscellaneous items such as fishing gear and license, camera, sunscreen, etc.
On the River
The pace of your river trip is very dependent on the water level! You will usually spend 4 to 6 hours a day on the river. Breakfast is served about 8 AM and you are on the water by about 10 AM. There will be a stop mid-day for lunch and maybe some short hikes. We set up camp in late afternoon, allowing time to hike and relax before we serve dinner. If youare new to camping the guides will be happy to help you.
Our Main Salmon trips begin in Salmon, Idaho and end in McCall, Idaho. We can also arrange departure from Bozeman, MT.
We can arrange off-river transportation for you at an additional cost. For those flying to Boise, we will arrange a scenic small plane shuttle from Boise to Salmon before your trip and from McCall to Boise after the trip. If you are driving to Salmon, we can have your car shuttled to McCall to meet you at the end of the trip
How to Get There:
If You Fly
The closest commercial airport is Boise, ID. United, Delta, Alaska, Horizon and Southwest service Boise. Please plan your flight into Boise so that it arrives by 5 PM the day before your river trip. If you arrange the air shuttle to Salmon with us, collect your baggage and proceed to the Empire Air/Salmon Air desk. This is an easy walk in the direction of gates 1-5 at the west end of the airport. Flights to Salmon are scheduled to leave at 2 PM and 5:30 PM. Look for a Salmon Air pilot at the Empire Air/Salmon Air meeting area, or if you don't find one call Salmon Air at (800) 448-3413.
If You Drive
Take Route 75 north from Twin Falls 249 miles. This will take you near Sun Valley. An alternate route is Hwy. 21 from Boise to route 75. Each drive takes about 6 hours. The Stagecoach Inn is located on the north end of town on Route 75. Plan to arrive in Salmon for the 8:00 PM orientation meeting the evening before your trip. ECHO can arrange to have your car shuttled to McCall (see above). The cost of the gas is not included in the shuttle fee so you should have a full tank of gas and enough cash or a credit card to cover the cost of the 252 mile shuttle to the town of McCall.
Or we leave from Bozeman Montana - let us know your plans so we can help with any details.
Stagecoach Inn: (208) 756-4251
Wagons West (800) 756-4281
Best Western Vista Inn: (800) 727-5006
Best Western Airport: (800) 727-5004
Super 8 Lodge: (208) 634-4637
Shore Lodge: (800) 657-6464