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OARS Lower Salmon River Trip
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Explore the Gorges of the Lower Salmon River in Idaho During a 4-Day Trip for Two Complete with Craft Beer Tasting Each Night

Trip Departure:

July 22, 2021

Other trip departure dates available July 6, 15 or 23. These trip dates do not include special craft beer tasting (although beer and wine are served on every trip).

Adventure Overview

Soak up the sun. Ramble with the river. The Lower Salmon River in Idaho meanders warm, wide and mellow, making it a great rafting getaway for families and first-time rafters. Idaho's Lower Salmon River is home to some of America's most beautiful inland river beaches, super-sandy and sprawling alongside clear, mellow pools which are perfect for stand up paddleboarding and playing in inflatable kayaks. There's no shortage of thrill seeking either. Some of Idaho's most famous whitewater rapids, gorges and viewscapes-like Demons Drop, Snow Hole and Blue Canyon are just around the bend. The Lower Salmon River exhibits a side of Idaho seldom seen by most visitors. Distinguished from the forests and mountains that make up much of Idaho's wilderness, this river runs through the warmer, drier canyon country of the Seven Devils. The Lower Salmon is also a veritable treasure chest of intriguing stories and relics from the past. Known human history dates back to a mind-boggling 10,000 years ago when the first humans inhabited the river canyon, leaving a wealth of Native American rock art.

Craft Beer Tasting on the River

Why does beer taste so good after a day of whitewater rafting? That's a deep question?or not. In any case, we think you'll agree that after an active day of adventure, sipping an ice cold microbrew on the banks of a river is about as good as it gets.

Featuring a nightly selection of craft-brewed lagers and ales from some of the best brewers in the West, our Craft Beer Tasting trips are the beer lovers' alternative to our regular departures. After each day of vigorous river rafting, hang out with new friends and crack open a few beers beneath the stars while enjoying the gourmet, guide-prepared meals you've come to expect from every OARS adventure. Cheers to that!


4 days in beautiful Idaho for two

Exciting Class III whitewater

Warm water perfect for swimming & water fights

Riverside camping on giant sandy beaches
Abundant wildlife including river otters and big horn sheep

Try out a stand up paddleboard (SUP)


Meet at Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho

Depart Lewiston for a scenic drive to Hammer Creek in Idaho

Visit the Nez Perce Museum in Spalding and learn about ancient pictographs

Challenge Rollercoaster, Green Canyon, Wright Way Drop, Demons Drop and Pine Bar rapids

Journey through Cougar and Snow Hole Canyons-each offering a uniquely different perspective on this wild river corridor

Visit remnants of ancient Indian cultures and the remains of Chinese stone houses

Try Snow Hole Canyon's most exciting rapids: Half and Half, Snow Hole and China

Spot eagles, osprey, river otters, beaver, cougar and bighorn sheep

Slide Rapid marks the entrance to Blue Canyon, the most spectacular of the four gorges

Go on an impressive hike to a vista point, join the Snake River and swim a rapid

Pass the confluence with the Grande Ronde; arrive at Heller Bar for shuttle to Lewiston

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