The topography and lack of dams* has made Idaho the best state in the country for multi-day rafting trips. Middle Fork of the Salmon, Selway, Main Salmon, Hells Canyon seem to be high on every boaters must-see list and they all live in Idaho. Don’t get me wrong though, there are excellent day trips in Idaho, but their multi-days is what makes it more famous than their potatoes.

*There’s more work to be done.

= Thoroughly documented.

= Major features are listed.

= Minimal information is available.

SectionRiverRegionLength of Trip (Days)RatingPermitQuality of Guide
Section ThreeLochsaNorthern Idaho0.5 - 1Class IVNot required.
Middle Fork of the SalmonMiddle Fork of the SalmonCentral Idaho4 - 8Class IVRequired.
Main SalmonMain SalmonCentral Idaho4 - 8Class IIIRequired.