Family Rafting Adventure Vacations

WRO provides incredible family adventure vacations on some of the best wilderness rivers in the world!  When quality family adventure is what you want, look no further than the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers.  These Idaho rivers are whitewater rafting world classics and provide a great opportunity for your whole family to get outside and build memories of a lifetime!

Copeland Family Enjoying Sun Flower Hot Springs on the Middle Fork Salmon

Copeland Family Enjoying Sun Flower Hot Springs on the Middle Fork Salmon

Why family rafting?  Remove all other distractions and reconnect the family!  These days kids are so distracted and hooked on electronics and TV, and parents are constantly tied to work with the ball and chain of email constantly arriving on their smart phones.  Cut out all this and the hustle and bustle of your everyday lives and step into river time!  Trip after trip parents speak of how nice it is to have the whole family together without all the distractions that both parents and youth are entangled in todays world.  Life is simple on the river; we have fun on the river, explore many fascinating sites along the way, eat delicious campfire and Dutch Oven meals, enjoy evening campfires on the banks of the river, sleep under the stars and then do it all over again for six days in a row!  These are days filled with unforgettable family experiences.  So for your next adventure family vacation get outside and spends some true quality family time together!

Kids Enjoy Fun Class III Rapids on the Main Salmon!

Kids Enjoy Fun Class III Rapids on the Main Salmon!

Main Salmon River Games

Kids love the games of the Main Salmon!

The Main Salmon offers large sandy beaches that are the perfect playground for kids of almost all ages (our minimum age is 8 yrs old for Main Salmon).  These beaches combined with the warmer waters of the Main Salmon provide incredible swimming and water game opportunities throughout the trip. The rapids are pool drop class III with a few IV’s.  These are great fun for the kids in the rafts, while also providing as much excitement as an adventurous adult is looking for in the inflatable kayaks!  There are many other fascinating sites to see along the way as well, including pioneer homesteads, Native American pictographs, one incredible hot springs, just to name a few.  Rock climbing and rappelling are also a highlight for many kids on our Main Salmon rafting trips.  The Main Salmon will no doubt provide the whole family with a world-class camping and wilderness experience!  And when we say camping, living is pretty good on a riverside beach!  Many first time campers walk away wanting more…

Favorite yoga pose on Middle Fork Hike?

Favorite yoga pose on Middle Fork Hike?

The Middle Fork Salmon is a upper branch of the Main Salmon.  If your children are teenagers or of the college age and have probably out grown the sandbox, the Middle Fork could be a better fit for your family.  With higher elevation and steeper gradient of the Middle Fork comes more rapids and a slightly different landscapes.  As the Middle Fork tumbles out of the mountains at 6,000 ft, the water has not had as much time to warm up.  These cooler water temperatures generally result in crystal clear water.  These pristine mountain waters facilitate world-class blue ribbon trout fishing!  Whether it’s the father or the teenager, fishing usually appeals to someone in the family.  Also on a hot July day, the refreshing water provides a perfect solution for the summer heat.  The rapids are a step up from the Main, which will certainly quench the thirst of the adventurous teenager!  The campsites are also beautiful, but more grassy benches overlooking the river.  There are also great hiking opportunities, hot springs, beautiful waterfalls, and stunning Idaho canyon scenery.  National Geographic also recently ranked the Middle Fork the #3 whitewater rafting trip in the World!  A truly great adventure for the whole family!

Family Rafting Vacations are Fun!

Family Rafting Vacations are Fun!

Our other trips are also available for family vacations, but the Middle Fork Salmon and Main Salmon are the most popular!  With older kids, the Middle Fork Flathead is another river for family adventure.

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