Location, Weather & River Conditions

Salmon River Weather and River Conditions

The 410 mile long Salmon River is found completely within the borders of Idaho. Silver Cloud’s multi-day raft trips take place on the remote wilderness section of the Main Salmon that cuts through Idaho’s rugged Central Mountains, traversing the pristine Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. Salmon River weather and river conditions usually depend on the time of year you want to visit.

Salmon, Idaho is located approximately 250 miles from Boise, Idaho; 280 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah; 140 miles from Missoula, Montana; 235 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and 330 miles from Spokane, Washington.

The Salmon River canyon is normally arid and warm from late May to September with daytime temperatures ranging from the 70’s to the 90’s. Nighttime temperatures are cooler but comfortable, from the mid 40’s to high 60’s.

Summer water temperatures range from the 60’s to 70’s, perfect for rafting and swimming. River levels peak in May or early June but the undammed Salmon flows strong all summer long, providing excellent whitewater throughout the season.

Whitewater Rafting and Sport Fishing on the Salmon River
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Confluences River Expeditions has offered world-class Idaho rafting trips on the gorgeous River of No Return since 1982. We give personal service from the first phone call to the last rapid. Book your unforgettable Main Salmon River adventure today!

Confluences River Expeditions does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or national and ethnic origin in its operations of trips, or in its employment practices. Confluences River Expeditions is an equal opportunity service provider and operates on special use permits from the Salmon-Challis National Forest. You can read more here.