The Middle Fork begins as a small stream in the Sawtooth Range near Stanley. As the river descends 3,000 feet in elevation, the environment changes from fir-covered mountainsides to granite sheer-walled canyons. The rapids are frequent and thrilling. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River was one of the original eight rivers designated in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System and continues to be a great way to experience the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Area.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon flows through the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness, the largest forest wilderness in the lower 48 states. The Middle Fork is the historical origin of Wilderness white water rafting trips.
During the warmer months, June through mid-September, the typical attire is a bathing suit, shorts, t-shirts and sports sandals.
Bring along a bottle of water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Be prepared to get wet and dress according to your comfort level.
Wear clothes that dry quickly and avoid denim pants or shorts and leather footwear.